Considering the weather, Saturday's turnout for the Palmer Backroads was amazing. As the wind howled and torrents from from the sky, 27 riders took off from Vagabond Blues to tackle Lazy Mountain. At the turnaround at the Nash Farm, conditions began to improve, and by the time riders went through the Bodenburg Butte control, things were looking pretty nice. Congratulations to all the finishers. Even with the weather being so challenging, the DNF rate was incredibly low; a true testament to the determination of the randonneuring spirit!
12-Hour TEAM RANDO
Next weekend is our 12-Hour Team Randonnée. This is a great event that really emphasizes camaraderie, and is growing in popularity. It's similar to a regular 200K brevet, except that it's a little shorter (180Km), the teams determine the start location and the course to the finish at the Eagle River Ale House, and riders have to ride together.
Come ride with us!