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Old 03-23-11, 07:19 PM   #1
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Great Lakes Randonneurs 2011 Brevet Series - Delavan WI

Hello everyone,

I've attached a flyer for the Great Lakes Randonneurs 2011 brevet series. If you are looking for a little more of a challenge than your local century ride and enjoy the company of others who are more interested in seeing you finish than dropping you on the next climb, then please join us. GLR membership is not required to participate.

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Old 03-25-11, 05:52 PM   #2
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thanks for posting, this looks to be something I am interested in being a part of.
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Old 03-27-11, 01:16 PM   #3
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thanks for posting, this looks to be something I am interested in being a part of.
You're welcome Dan. If you're still in the River Falls area you also might want to look at the brevet series offered by the Minnesota Randonneurs. Their site is at: http://biketcbc.org/randonneur/index.htm
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I am originally from Woodstock, IL and have a couple sisters that live by Delevan (Sharon, WI and Walworth, WI). It's nice to get out in a different area once in a while, too. I will check out the Twin Cities group, also. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-11, 12:46 PM   #5
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Don't suppose you know of a group like yours in Michigan?
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Don't suppose you know of a group like yours in Michigan?
Unfortunately, it appears that there are no organized brevets in michigan, northern indiana or northern ohio. I found an event map at:

http://www.rusa.org/cgi-bin/eventmap_GF.pl

I know of a couple riders from michigan that did the Delavan brevets last year, I will forward their contact information when I come across it. The RUSA rider database shows 13 members from michigan, including Rick Whaley, James Murray, and Edwin Micalizzi from the Kalamazoo area. Perhaps you can follow up with one of them for more information.

http://www.rusa.org/cgi-bin/membersearch_GF.pl

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Been doing the 200k and 300k (and one 400k) for a few years. this is a great series. nice to see more options lately.
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I wish they had more info on the actual proposed course. I would like to ride with you, I like the saturday ride idea. most of the centuries are on sundays.
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I wish they had more info on the actual proposed course.
Maps and cue sheets are available in PDF format on the GLR website at: 200 km route and 300 km route. The longer routes are new and are pending approval, they will be posted shortly.

The 200 km route and 300 km route are also available on Google Maps. These routes show control locations and other points of interest. The default Earth view has a Terrain option that replaces the road map layer with a topographical map with 40 ft. contour intervals. The Satellite view can be useful for urban route planning while Street View—enabled by dragging the Pegman icon onto a highlighted road, can be used to display panoramic images along the majority of both routes.

For a more immersive experience, Google Maps’ routes can be opened in Google Earth. To view a route, click the ‘View in Google Earth’ link. This will initiate a download if the Google Earth client is not installed. Note: you may want to uncheck the ‘Install Google Chrome’ option that is selected by default.

To display the brevet start/finish location: open the sidebar, open the Temporary Places and Brevets Delavan folders, and double click the Start/Finish Super 8 link. For a bird’s eye view of the route and surrounding area: use the zoom slider on the right to establish an Eye altitude of 1600 ft, the eye control to tilt the horizon until it’s slightly above the top of screen, the eye control to rotate the display, and the hand control to scroll the display.

The routes are also posted on MapMyRide at MMR 200 km brevet and MMR 300 km brevet. Interactive elevation data is available on the Summary page. Route data can be downloaded in GPX or KML format via the Export Route link, also on the Summary page.

Total climbing is ~ 1800 ft. on 200 km route and ~ 3600 ft. on 300 km with about a third of that between New Glarus and Barneveld.

It's important to note that all route information is for reference use only. There may be minor last minute changes and riders will need to follow the official route provided at registration.
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Don't suppose you know of a group like yours in Michigan?
Last year I saw a few brevets listed for the UP, and there were some in Ohio. Our closest RUSA chapter is in Ohio, the Ohio Randonneurs.
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Road Fan, thanks for the information. I thought that was the case. Maybe we need a Michigan chapter?
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I think that would be great!

I haven't done any yet, though I did a handful of metrics last year, and plan the Shoreline West for this summer. The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society has an RUSA member or two, as well.
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