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Old 01-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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Randonneuring

I got into randonneuring last year.
I am also diabetic Type 2.
The Long distance helpes my diabetes and Weight loss.



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Nice! Rando's are definitely something I'd like to do more of. I hope to start some light bikepacking this year and maybe move up to Rando's or Brevets.



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good for you man!! i think those are cool, different events and would like to do one too

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I got into randonneuring last year.
I am also diabetic Type 2.
The Long distance helpes my diabetes and Weight loss.
Looking to try one of these this year
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Welcome!

Any particular gear or advice you'd like to tell us about? There seems to be an interest in rando's just not that many events.

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Any particular gear or advice you'd like to tell us about? There seems to be an interest in rando's just not that many events.
To get more info on randonneuring.
And find rando's events in your Area.
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www.rusa.org

Gear. A good bike. In the events I done people use road bikes mt bikes Hybrid bikes
Here is the Amount of time you have to do

Riding Times
Randonneurs USA
Alaska Randonneurs

50Km. 3 Hours
100Km. 6 Hours
200Km. 13.5 Hours
300Km. 20 Hours
400Km. 27 Hours
600Km. 40 Hours
1000Km. 75 Hours
1200Km. 90 Hours
I have a great time doing Rando's
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Any particular gear or advice you'd like to tell us about? There seems to be an interest in rando's just not that many events.

Some more advice

Velocio's Seven Commandments of Cycling - By Bill Bryant

1. Make your stops short and infrequent so as not to lose your drive.

2. Eat lightly and often. Eat before getting hungry , drink before you are thirsty.

3. Never ride until you are so tired that you cannot eat or sleep.

4. Put on extra clothing before you're cold, and take it off before you're hot. Don't be afraid of exposing your skin to the sun, air, and rain.

5. Don't drink wine, eat meat, or smoke -- at least during the ride.

6. Never rush things. Ride within yourself, particularly during the first few hours of a ride when you feel strong and are tempted to force the pace.

7. Never pedal out of vanity, don't be a show-off.

I hope you Injoy doing Randonneur.
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Glad to help. Happy you found the info helpful
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That is so cool. My wife's family is from that area of Texas and her uncle cycles also so I am hoping that maybe he does some of those so I can not be blindly showing up somehwere without knowing what's going on



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