Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Super Randonneur Medal!

I was excited to get a small envelope today. I knew what was inside, and roughly what the small medal looked like, but unwrapping it was like receiving a gift.

But unlike a usual gift, this one requires a good deal of work to get. "Work" such as a 200k (grinding the hills of Tahuya), a 300k (big wet loop down south), a 400k (the mountains!), and a grueling 600k (I hate headwinds). It was well worth it!! And big thanks to Nick B. for handling the paperwork and getting these out.

The congrats letter said that there were about 1,100 111 other Super Randonneurs for 2008 (in the USA) - congrats to all! I definitely want to earn another one next year, maybe two. (And go for the R-5,000 as well, maybe)

6 comments:

cliftongk1 said...

Nice job!

I'll be happy this year to get my 200, 300 and 400 medals.

Robert H said...

You beat me to the punch thanks to my drained camera batteries.

Great job. Nobody can say that you didn't work for it!

Andy888 said...

Wow. That's awesome.

tres_arboles said...

Nice. That's pretty impressive. You blog continually reminds me of how many different kinds of cyclists there are, and how almost all of it is pretty darn cool.

Vincent Muoneke said...

Congrats Matt from Vince

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I think Nick said there were 111 people to earn this.

I'd bet when we are very very old and come across this in a dusty box we will have a pretty good feeling about the whole thing.

Joe P