May 2, 2009

400km... to IOWA and BACK... May 9th

I'm really excited about this one --- not since 2002 has KCUC ventured onto a totally new route for this distance, and this time it's a doozy.  Same mileage as usual, of course, but we're turning our sights northward.  On of my old road-trip dreams from high-school was hopping into my '76 Buick and driving the entire length of US-69.  While I was able to accomplish most of this to the SOUTH, I never went north for some reason.  Now, decades later, I'm doing it on a bicycle.... whodathunkit?  Yep, yep... living where I live, crossing the KS/MO state line is not a big deal at all... but this?  This will be a first for me, and I can't wait!

It's a challenge, yes, but the time limits are long -- if you're looking for a challenge, and you're trained-up, come out and join us for 252 miles of pure brevet pleasure in the northern Missouri contryside!  Treat it like a tour, and you'll be fine... nothing says you have to finish these things fast.  

Next weekend:  May 9th, 6:00AM start.

Visit the KCUC website for more details and stuff.

Day of the ride, watch this page for some sort of social networking page updates as I make my way... still picking my favorite, tho Facebook Mobile really made it easy on the 300K.  Stay tuned!  

Hope to see you there, hearty randonneurs...

1 comment:

Big Oak said...

Good Luck! Hope you have a great ride!