Friday, December 31, 2010

RUSA Showers Pass Jacket Offer!

Snow is in the air, and we may not be seeing liquid precipitation for some time, but ...

For RUSA members only, RUSA is offering a limited-time opportunity to purchase a RUSA-Branded Showers Pass Elite 2.0 or Double Century cycling jacket at a special price. 

Here is one of the three colors offered:

Although we luxuriate in an arid climate requiring only infrequent bike cleaning, we do have the occasional joust with downpours, the mountain ones quite chilly, and at remote events we certainly value rando-grade rain attire.
A big thanks to RUSA Board and Oregon Randonneurs member Cecil Reniche-Smith for arranging this.  As an Oregonian, she should know good rainwear if anyone does!
-john lee

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Klever Polishes Off His R-12!

On a WINDY December 2nd, John Klever completed the twelfth and final month toward his RUSA R-12 award

Here is John at the pre-dawn start of the Kersey Kick 206km Permanent with two-time R-12 awardee Leslie Sutton:

John's January 200k, also a Kersey Kick, was his longest ride ever (I think), and first RUSA ride of any distance.  He followed this up not only with a randonnĂ©e per month but longer distances - to see how far he would get. "How far" ended up being the Super Randonneur award: 200km, 300km, and 400km and 600km brevets in one season.

John joins this year's other first-time R-12's: Mike Fox, Steve Le Goff, Michelle Grainger, Tammie Nakamura, Irene Takahashi, and Jane Yant.   Have a look at the complete list.

Congratulations to John and all this year's R-12's!  Will you be next?