Archive for January, 2007

January Newsletter

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Happy New Year to all. It’s a new year, it’s a PBP year. Our focus will be on PBP and getting as many DC Randonneurs to the finish line in Paris as possible. We have an extensive qualifying series with many options and different challenges to choose from. To carry out our plans we will be depending on the help of the membership to volunteer.

Jeff Magnuson, Lynn Kristianson, and Bill Beck organizing the Nov, Dec, and Jan Brevet of the Month were invaluable in the success of having a different Brevet for each month of the year. We will need many volunteers to carry out the brevets we have planned for the qualifying series. Please consider helping out at check-in or one of the controls.

Jeff Magnuson, Dave Berry, and Bill Beck all did Permanent Brevets in Dec. Nick Bull, Rudy Hewitt, and I all achieved R-12 status by completing at least a 200K Brevet for 12 months with finishing the Woodbine 200K on Jan 6, which had spring like weather and a great turnout of 37 riders.

The annual meeting is this Saturday at Glen Echo Town Hall beginning at 6 pm. The doors will open at 2:00 for socializing and pot luck. The theme of PBP year. Teamwork and trying to help everyone to the finish line. We are one of the larger parts of the American Team with a wealth of experience to draw from. Anciens are encouraged to bring their insights and memorabilia to better initiate the newer members to what PBP is. It will be a great time to form a Fleche team or maybe join an existing one.

We will outline the brevet schedule with specific information on each route. The Brevet Entry form will be available for early entries.

Hope to see you Saturday,

Matt Settle
RBA, DC Randonneurs