Epilogue: Thanks to the 33 people who started the ride, a record turn out for a VT event. The weather started bad and got worse for a while: Downpours and high winds for the first four hours or so. But as predicted, the rain stopped and the sun even came out as the temps climbed into the comfortable mid-60s. Riders were treated to a super tailwind heading north but paid for the push with a considerable headwind for the remaining 20 miles. (Still a new gain from the heavens.) Reports from the field were all positive and we greatly thank Dave Cain for hosting the event.
Vermont now takes a few weeks off with the 300k from Montpellier scheduled for July 8th.
Update 4-16-17: Due to the manufacturer running short of supply, long sleeve jerseys are being delayed until late summer. Ordering will remain open until late June and delivery should be in August or early September. The Short sleeve jersey order is now closed. Short Sleeve jerseys should ship to riders in May.
At long last NER is doing another Wool Jersey order. This might have been the most frequently asked question of last year after, “How hard is the next section?” In order to have the jerseys for most of the season we’re only accepting pre-orders until April 16th with a delivery date in mid-may. Shipping is included in the price.
These will again be Oregon Cyclewear 100% Merino wool in green with blue “New England Randonneurs” written across the front and back. The 2015 series of jerseys have held up well provided they are not machine dried. They tend to run true to size.
Please place your order ASAP. It might be another year or two before we order another batch and we will not be ordering extras for stock. Also let me know if there is interest in another Synthetic jersey order.
To order go to the BikeReg Membership page. You need not purchase a Membership to place a jersey order.
NER Merchandise Page (Jersey Pix)
BikeReg Membership Page & Order Form
It doesn’t really feel like it yet, but it’s technically spring now, which means brevet season is just around the corner.
So let’s celebrate! We’re having our annual season kickoff party on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM at RideStudioCafe, in Lexington, MA. We’ll have snacks and drinks, plenty of time to chat and hang out, and Jake will give us the run-down of the upcoming season.
In addition to a fun time to get together with all those folks you haven’t seen since last year, this is a great opportunity to bring your “Rando-curious” friends along so they can get a preview of what it’s like.
Thanks as always to RideStudioCafe for their generous hospitality, and please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to buy.
See you there!
RSVPs are requested but not required.