My pal David is putting on a 100k bike ride with a 50k option, down in Redlands. It’s a mixed-terrain bike ride, part road, part gravel, part singletrack.
David (and Jacquie Phelan) asked me to design a patch for the ride, so here it is: the two routes, more or less. The 50k is just the left-most lobe, and the 100k is the whole enchilada. I don’t know which I’ll do, since I’m not getting any fitter as the date approaches.
You can preorder patches here, $5 each: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222080664/redlands-strada-rossa-100k50k-bike-ride
Every Bay Area Rivendell Rider who mailed me an SASE* from Canyon, CA (a place fighting to keep its post office) last Sunday got a free Entmoot patch. A bike drawing was worth extra points, but was not required.
These are the outgoing patches, with the incoming envelopes.
Cool stamps were also worth points.
Points are not redeemable for cash.
This is the paperwork and envelope stuffing operation at “the office.”
*Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. From the old days. You buy two stamps, and two envelopes. On one envelope, you write your own address, affix a stamp, fold it in half, and put it into the second envelope, which you mail. Someone puts something in the first envelope, and mails it back to you.
Check this out – it’s a good idea to make the light from your bicycle both more visible, and less blinding. A frosted shade that you fold up and attach to your rear light like a little tent.