I'm a distance person on the East Coast! I'll race now and again when my chums talk me into it, but most of the time I'm either riding in tours or brevets. I really enjoy the social scene in the distance community.
I was out in Portland a couple years back and did a 300km with Susan's crew - what a blast! If you're out this way (Central NY) stop in for a ride!
Nice to know. Yeah, Susan (of Oregon Randonneurs) is a bit of a super-star in the RUSA (RandoUSA) crowd. Through her efforts the rando scene in our area has really taken off, and she's great about reaching out especially to new women riders. I was made to feel especially welcome when my buddy Mike brought me to my first populaire last spring.
I will keep your invite in mind. In 2009 my parter and I are hoping to head east for a law-school graduation and will try to hit several stops along the east cost. Cheeres --Beth
I'm kind of trying a bit of both racing and randonneuring this year. I'm doing three 200 KM rides this spring, and if I don't die, I might try a 300 or even 400 (but that might be pushing it a bit....) If you'd like any info on rides in Spain, let me know - I can send you the 2009 calendar...