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Seattle International Randonneurs

WTS 3: Camano Island - 1/21/17

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Description: The 3rd in our 8 week Winter Training Series is one of our favorite rides! Beautiful, low traffic, and rolling route around Camano Island, including a dip down to Camano Island Park if you want. Be sure to bring some extra water and food as services on the island are limited. Note we moved to a new start location a couple of years ago!  Please help out the Ride Leaders by Pre-Registering at: https://www.cascade.org/node/39533


Introduction to the Winter Training Series An introduction to the Winter Training Series, including a bit of history, how the rides are conducted and rider expectations.

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: Sign-in begins at 8:30am. To save time please pre-register at: https://www.cascade.org/node/39533
Ride announcements at 8:50am
The peloton rolls at 9:00am sharp.

Distance: 51 miles / Approx. 3250' gain

Where: Stanwood Starbucks - 27008 - 92nd Ave NW; Stanwood, WA

Directions to Start: To get to Stanwood, take I-5 north. Take Exit 212 to Hwy 532 west (towards Stanwood and Camano Island). Go approximately 5 miles. Take a right at 92nd Ave NW at stoplight then left into large parking lot.  Starbucks is on your left.

See you rain or shine!

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Welcome to the 2017 Winter Training Series

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The 2017 Winter Training Series is Starting January 7th! - Starting out with short routes it gradually increases in length and/or difficulty (more elevation gain) over an eight week period.

Click here for the schedule.

Led again by Ralph Nussbaum with able assistance from Noel Howes and Ray Whitlock, the 19th edition of the WTS starts January 7th and will end just before the year's first official SIR Populaire (100km ride).  Co-hosted by the Cascade Bicycle Club, this is an eight ride series, with distances that vary from about 34 miles on our first ride to 100 miles on our last. The previous couple of years the weather gods haven't been too kind to us but last year we got the full series in. Let's hope this trend holds! These rides are a great way to get in some early season training with a natural buildup of miles while enjoying the company of other riders. Winter riding is tough enough - this gives you a chance to do it with friends. You know what they say - misery loves company.

Important Details:

  • We'll start all rides at 9:00AM on Saturday (except for the last one - the 100 mile century which starts at 8:00AM). This doesn't mean show up and gather at 9:00AM, this means we leave at 9:00AM, so be sure to show up earlier to sign in, pump up your tires, adjust your fenders, and put all your warm clothes on. Sign-in starts at 8:30AM and ride announcements will be made at 8:50AM.
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Voler Order

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The Voler order is scheduled to ship November 23rd.

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Come ride with SIR!

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Randonneuring is self-supported long-distance cycling. It's a great sport for those who love to ride their bikes, like to explore new roads, and wonder what is over the next hill. Our rides are scenic and challenging.  Perhaps most enjoyable is the camaraderie among randonneurs. Randonneuring is not a race,  but the time limits makes it challenging nonetheless.

Randonneuring is a big tent where every rider finds his or her challenge. Some aspire to finish within the time limit, others try to set a personal best, yet others want to go as fast as possible. Some concentrate on the longest distances, others do the day rides (100, 200 and 300 km). All are randonneurs. At Seattle International Randonneurs, each rider is respected. We are all out to have fun.

Rides (called Populaires or Brevets) vary in length between 100 km (62 miles) and 1200 km (750 miles). Riders are given a route sheet, which tells them where to go. They carry a control card, which they have signed at pre-determined points to show that they have completed the course. At the end, those who complete the course within the time limits obtain a medal.

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Welcome to Randonneuring!

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Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. Participation in randonneuring events is part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie and perseverance are the hallmarks of randonneuring.

 

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