What advice would I give to a new Randonneur?
Probably some of these gems that I've picked up along the way . . .
Dan A.: Ride your own ride.
Rick C.: Greet people along the way.
Chris N.(from NJ): Take pictures
Chris N.(From PA): A burst of slow can salvage a ride.
Joe K.: Challenge yourself
Bill O.: Remember, it could be a lot worse.
Janice C.: Don't do stupid things
Mary G.: Use lip balm.
Susan O: Blow through controls
Laurent C.: You are not a randonneur until you've abandoned a ride in the middle of nowhere
Tom R.: Buddy up at night
Keith S.: Write about it
Katie R.: Be kind to yourself
Mark T.: Celebrate finishes
Vinny M.: Live the poetry
Multiple sources: There's always another hill.
Make lots of bad puns!ReplyDelete
Every ride is an opportunity to learn something. Don't outride your guardian angel. It's never all downhill from here. Focus on the positive. Support your fellow rider.ReplyDelete
Use bum balm liberallyReplyDelete
Relentless Forward Motion and the Two Week Rule.ReplyDelete
i've never seen a hill i couldn't walk up.ReplyDelete
Don't trust an RBA (or ex-RBA) that tells you "oh this ride is flat" or "this is the last hill"ReplyDelete
Most important, don't be a jerk.
I love! the notion of a burst of slow. What a great image that conjures up.ReplyDelete
You eventually reach the top of a hill, the wind never stopsReplyDelete
No matter how good or how bad you feel, that will change. And probably sooner than you think.ReplyDelete
If you want to meet Randos that are faster/slower than you, volunteer.ReplyDelete
If you don't, volunteer anyway.