[OrRando] 600k Advice?
susanfrance at teleport.com
Wed Sep 13 17:23:44 PDT 2006
Yes, I forgot Eric was passing out beers on the ORR 600...OK is was only to
his riding buddies. Do you suppose he does that for the riders up north :-)
I take my shower before sleeping... cause I cannot sleep if I'm all gross
and sweaty... so now you've got two shower or not shower before sleeping
opinions. But I still don't think it matters.. If you ride straight through
on this, Death Valley at 3AM won't come as such a shock.
From: orrando-bounces at tire.patch.com
[mailto:orrando-bounces at tire.patch.com]On Behalf Of nate armbrust
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:12 PM
To: Oregon area Randonneurs
Subject: Re: [OrRando] 600k Advice?
I suggest a beer followed by a two hour nap at 360K. That is what has
worked for me on all of my 600's, of which I have done one.
On the Oregon 600 in June, I reserved a room at the overnight stop but I
ended up giving up the reservation. Eric will probably have a room or two at
the overnight this weekend, and if I were going to be up there riding it,
I'd just plan on grabbing a quick nap on or around one of the beds in the
One thing that I learned during the Cascade 1200 is that if you plan on
just getting a couple hours of rest before you get going again, it works
best to get into the control, eat something and go directly to sleep. Then
take a shower when you wake up. Seems gross, but it is more difficult to get
to sleep after you have just emerged fresh from the shower. That was my
experience anyway. Not that I did much sleeping during the Cascade 1200.
On 9/13/06, Michael Wolfe <cyclotouriste at gmail.com> wrote:
Hi fellow randonneurs,
I'm about to do my first 600k (the SIR 600k) next weekend, and I was
wondering if any of you might be able to give me a little orientation.
Specifically, I was wondering about the overnight control. The Web site
mentions "hotels" and "overnight baggage transport". Am I right in
concluding that there will be accomodations in Kelso associated with the
ride? Will arranging such accomodations be the responsibility of the rider,
or will one be able to just show up at the control in Kelso and be assigned
As for the overnight baggage, presumably that would consist of a change
of clothes and some extra food. Would I also want to include a sleeping
Thanks so much for your guidance of this newbie.
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