Sunday, January 6, 2013

Rando Recognition

Some randonneurs ride for the medals.  Others to get our names on the RUSA website.  I, however, have discovered a new reason...

Click on the thumbnail photo at left to see an actual unretouched photo of a receipt I received yesterday at the Burger King in Benson NC, at the finish of the RUSA Tar Heel 200K with Jayjay & Biker Bob.  It's great to be recognized.

Temps were well below freezing until after lunch.  We were cold most of the day.  Drinks bought at stores always felt lukewarm, because we were accustomed to the frozen slushy drinks on our bikes.  As the sun was setting, I got concerned that I had no more layers to add, since I had kept everything on throughout the day.  Alas, we finished fine.

Every time a dog charged us, Biker Bob gave us great demonstrations of his tiny air horn.  I was impressed.

Aside from one near miss with a car driver pulling out of their blind driveway, traffic was light, cordial, and incident free.  Very nice.

The best part of the day was meeting up with Randos Dean and Mick.  They were riding another perm today and had timed their arrival in Stedman with ours.  Very nice.

A great day on the bikes.

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