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01/26/07
New Rule (For Self)
Filed under: brevets
Posted by: The Cyclofiend @ 12:44 pm

Section 6 “Cycling Is An Outdoor Sport”
Paragraph 7 (Addendum)
Once within 24 hours of the start of any Brevet (or similar, long-distance, previously agreed upon ride), there can be no bitching about the weather. The existing weather conditions may be observed and stated, without embellishment, during this time period. Further, anticipated weather changes or deviations from previous estimates and/or forecasts should be shared with other Brevet participants.  However, this information should be free from editorial comments of any kind.

e.g. - “Light rain has been falling in the San Rafael area for the past 15 minutes.”

2 Responses to “New Rule (For Self)”

  1. Philip Williamson Says:
    Did you make up that rule, or is it really in the rulebooks? I really like it. This crazy randoneuring bug seems to be spreading fast!
  2. The Cyclofiend Says:
    Naw, that one’s in the “personal” rulebook. I was feeling like a whimpering sod while obsessively checking and rechecking the weather during the week before the 200K. I had a rowing coach in high school who would listen to us kids bitch about winds and rain and other stuff, then calmly intone, “Boys, rowing is an outdoor sport…” in his Scottish accent. We were appropriately humbled, shut up and got out on the water.