[OrRando] "Grab Bag" 200/300

cecilanne at comcast.net cecilanne at comcast.net
Mon Jun 18 17:07:32 PDT 2007

Susan, I will have to double check my schedule to see iof I can swing it, but I might be able to pre-ride . . . .

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From: "Susan France" <susanfrance at teleport.com>
> OK, so everyone knows I'm swamped. Coming up with a new and exciting July
> 200/300.... Well, I had ideas but zilch,nada,nil,no time to go check
> anything out in the next couple weeks... So I reached into my bag of perms
> and favorite roads around Yamhill & Marion County and came up with "The Grab
> Bag". Some of the roads you know... some not.
> Three loops... 200k riders will do 2 loops, 300k riders will do all three.
> Everything starts and finishes in Newberg because it is close to me and I'm
> the default organizer and all my perms seem to start here.  You can take a
> look at the maps, I'll be working on the cuesheets and controls over time.
> This is also a test of how good you really are at this rando stuff. Every
> 100k you come back to the start.... You can, if you so choose, DNF and drive
> home. Yep, temptation. All that speed and climbing ability means nothing if
> you can't get back on the bike and pedal away from your car the second and
> third times.
> And I'll remind everyone about the rule again cause it does come up. You
> sign up for the 300 and decide you cannot go further than 200k... tough
> cookies... no credit for the shorter distance.
> Now... I could use a prerider to assure there are no closed roads or miles
> of gravel on the route. Apparently we have a large contingent riding 1000k 2
> weeks prior... so maybe one of you who hasn't ridden to Montana can
> volunteer to preride the weekend of July 6-8 sometime.
> See ya,
> Susan.

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