At the border of Greece and Turkey with less than 300km to go…
“Doug’s goals were simple: ride all the way to Istanbul, and finish the race. Doug was clueless about what he was really getting himself into; but why not give it a go?”
Doug Migden started randonneuring in 2010 and the distance bug bit him hard. 1200km PBP 2011, 1600km Miglia Italia 2012, 2200km Giro Ciclistico delle Repubbliche Marinare 2014, 15, 16…
What’s next when you’re riding that kind of distance? For Doug, the Transcontinental Race (TCR) from Belgium to Turkey presented an attractive answer and an irresistible challenge.
You can read about Doug’s 2015 TCR in a piece by David Longdon on The Seattle PI Blog, which also includes Doug’s detailed ride report and photos. Check it out here: http://blog.seattlepi.com/velocity/2016/07/10/doug-migdens-2015-transcontinental-race/
Doug will be riding the TCR again this year, starting on July 29th.
Doug Migden is coordinating a reorder of the Seattle Randonneurs White Coffee Bean jerseys from Voler (designed by the talented Robert Higdon). The ordering deadline is August 8. We need a minimum of five jerseys etc. and 5 caps etc to be ordered for the order to go through. Doug highly recommends the FS Pro jersey with reflective back pocket and the wind jacket.
Full details below the fold.
UPDATE: Finish location has been moved to Postdoc Brewing. Be sure to download the most recent updates to the cue sheet and GPS files, here.
The SIR 2016 Summer 200K is coming this Saturday, 07/16. The route starts at Peet’s Coffee in Redmond and follows mostly familiar roads through King and Snohomish counties, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. The ride is mostly unsupported, but there are plenty of services available along the way. Finish is Postdoc Brewing, just a few blocks away from the start.
Registration, route, and cue sheet may be found here.
Please don’t park in the shopping center parking lot. It gets crazy busy on weekends with the usual load of shoppers. There is limited parking at the trailhead adjacent to the lot, as well as street parking on the south side of NE 65th Street. For $1 you can park at one of the many lots in Marymoor Park. [Update:Mike McHale has pointed out that parking is also available at the nearby Bear Creek Park & Ride.]
See you Saturday!