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The San Francisco Randonneurs 2011 brevet schedule is online here. Our first event is on January 22nd. If you have interest in riding this event, you might want to hurry. For this ride only, there is a rider limit (due to NPS rules) and while we aren't full yet, we will fill up before the date. Registration can be done online or via paper/mail here. Note too that the calendar below is just the start. We are in the planning stages to add four more events for 2011, two of which will be at the 100km distance (Proposed Populaire dates under discussion are June 25th and October 1st. Check the SFR website soon for exact dates.) 2011 ScheduleEvent/DistanceDateStart TimeTime limitPoint Reyes 200kSat, 01/22/20117:00 AM13.5 hours2 Rock/Valley Ford 200kSat, 02/12/20117:00 AM13.5 hoursRussian River 300kSat, 02/26/20116:00 AM20 hoursHealdsburg/Hopland 400kSat, 04/09/20116:00 AM27 hoursFleche (360k +)Thu, 04/21/20118:00 AM24 hoursFt. Bragg 600k Sat, 05/07/20116:00 AM40 hoursDavis Night 200kS…

On being an RBA

I'm way behind on the postings I intended to make, and further behind on the ones I should be making to this blog. Still, this one is pretty easy to throw up there and is no less meaningful for it's ease in composing. In late 2007 I applied to become the Regional Brevet Administrator for the San Francisco Randonneurs, replacing Todd Teachout who had served in that role since before 2003. The learning curve, as in most things, was steeper at first, and the 2008 brevet season was a modest success even if it was smaller in comparison to 2007. There often is a big drop off in participation in the year after PBP, and for SFR this was no exception. That plus bad weather for our first two dates kept participation low. Nevertheless, I was glad to be contributing in a more meaningful way to the sport I loved. 2009 was a big step up, with many more rides listed and new routes added. Participation picked up noticeably, and with successful runs of a 400km, 600km and Fleche, I was please…