December wrapped up my biggest year of randonneuring yet: 7112 KM total with RUSA, two 1200K Grand Randonnées, a flèche, a 1000K, an SR series… On the trinket front, I now get to drink from a nice stainless mug (the RUSA Cup). But more importantly, each KM represents time spent exploring lovely roads, meeting wonderful people, and riding with friends. Here are some photos from the end of 2013 to get excited for more in 2014:
James and I followed Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd out into the boondocks on Christmas and found some nice dirt and gravel roads. We didn’t find the connection we were looking for, but there’s always next time.
Love this mural in Edison, Washington.
I spent a three day weekend with Vinny, riding some permanents: 100K, 200K, and 100K. Here, on day two, we’re leaving an info control on the outbound leg of the New Snohomish River Run 200K permanent.
Corey was feeling pretty peppy and ended up out ahead of the group. Here he is, waiting patiently before a turn. Check out his lovely bikes here.
Millison Fambles on a climb. As Vinny would say, he’s Suffering and Smiling.