November Populaire, a set on Flickr.
I did my first Randonneur event – a cold November Populaire 100k. With temps in the upper 20s and lower 30s, it was a bit numbing, but the scenery was gorgeous. These photos don’t begin to capture it.
It really whet my appetite for more of this type of riding. In talking with other riders, one thing that intrigued me was that they said it was a great way to see the beauty of WA state, and other areas of the country if I was so inclined. Having loved to do road trips in the past, I feel like this would be an even better (slower) way to see the surroundings.
After 62 miles in roughly 4 hours, I felt numb, but not exhausted. I felt absolutely fine by the next day, and was commuting as usual the following week. I hope to add a 200k in December or January. I have a feeling it will take a bit more from the tank, but it sure sounds like a nice way to enjoy a day!