Monday, July 3, 2017

NC Mondial Awardees

Several days after my Memorial Day rescue of my (recently restarted) R-series, I realized that the kilometers credited for that ride put me over 50-thousand credited kilometers for all RUSA events.  Although 50-thousand is 10-thousand more than the Mondial, surpassing 50K-kms got me to thinking about the entire North Carolina Mondial Awardee peloton.

I don't have much to type, except maybe a comment or two for some of the 16 North Carolina residents plus the 3 Tidewater randonneurs.  [Tidewater RBA Keith used to do almost all his brevet riding at the Raleigh Region brevets, before he created the Tidewater Region.  Ron has done a fair number of Raleigh brevets; even Jacob, too.  Additionally, as I understand it, many of the Tidewater area Permanents have more distance in North Carolina than they do in Virginia, so most of the Tidewater randonneurs are likely spending more time in North Carolina than in Virginia on many or most of their rides.]

 
First North Carolinian to Mondial?  Mike Dayton, of course, late in 2010.  Certainly every NC rando, perhaps most RUSA randos wherever they live, and many randonneurs from around the globe know Mike.  So many firsts in NC rando history.  Although I personally have not seen Mike on the bike since Feb-20-2016, I know that he has done some "get back in the saddle" rides, some rando rides (perm-pops), and that he has registered for a local, large, non-rando ride in mid-August. 




Kms as of



Name RUSA # State 07/02/17
First Ride
Mondial
Mike D__ 1609
82,809
4/13/2002
12/23/2010

 
Dean and Jerry attained Mondial status in 2012.  Joel and Rex in 2013.  Dean was tackled by a dog in late 2015, which resulted in the breaking of his K-Hound streak, and it appears that Dean is now mostly concentrating on a couple other hobbies that he loves, esp. chess.  Jerry seems to have backed off this year on collecting a lot of rando kms.  Joel has backed off on his rando riding -- a couple years ago he did five Super Rando series in one year -- crazy.  Rex seems to be taking a bit of a hiatus since earlier this year.




Kms as of



Name RUSA # State 07/02/17
First Ride
Mondial
Dean F__ 4070
76,909
2/23/2007
6/16/2012
Jerry P__ 3525
77,107
4/8/2006
8/29/2012
Joel L__ 692
68,346
4/3/1999
3/9/2013
Rex C__ 4015
50,736
3/31/2007
8/21/2013


Mary, Tim, Mick, and Ron all attained Mondial status in 2014.  Mary and Mick each appear to have retired from rando.  Tim and Ron each appear to have recently cut back on their rando riding. 




Kms as of



Name RUSA # State 07/02/17
First Ride
Mondial
Mary F__ 3459
44,400
4/15/2006
3/15/2014
Tim L__ 6016
66,458
2/6/2010
5/3/2014
Mick H__ 6169
54,100
11/5/2010
6/1/2014
Ron M__ 2916 VA 50,074
9/24/2005
9/20/2014


Lynn, Jacob, Ian, Bob, Keith and I all attained Mondial status in 2015.  Lynn is riding again, subsequent to being bashed into on Feb-20-2017; however, she says she has no plans to do any randonneuring in the future.  Jacob has been sidelined since late last year due to a multi-use path encounter; but I hear that he may be getting back into the swing of things, cycling-wise.  I don't know what to type regarding Keith.  Ian is a riddle wrapped in an enigma -- reduced rando riding with a one year old child the focal point of his life -- but I suspect that he might rip off a few 1000-k brevets any time, anywhere -- or some other silly, long ride or combinations thereof.  Bob continues to accumulate rando kms, training for PacTour tours.  As for me:  no comment, except I cannot recall whether I planned it, or if it was just serendipity, but the ride that put me beyond Mondial status occurred on my birthday. 

Okay, I do know something to type concerning Keith.  If one carefully looks at his history, one can see that he arranged his rides such that when he completed the ride that got him to Mondial status, his Lifetime RUSA kms came to exacly 40-thousand. 




Kms as of



Name RUSA # State 07/02/17
First Ride
Mondial
Lynn L__ 5519
52,789
4/4/2009
5/23/2015
Jacob A__ 7199 VA 48,295
12/4/2011
5/30/2015
Ian H__ 6176
54,677
4/10/2010
6/6/2015
Bob B__ 5843
64,133
1/2/2010
6/19/2015
Martin S__ 6218
50,999
4/10/2010
7/9/2015
Keith S__ 3721 VA 49,301
3/15/2008
9/5/2015


Robert, Byron, and Bryan all attained Mondial status in 2016.  Bryan arranged Perm rides in order to get to exactly 40-thousand kms, and then go on hiatus as he spends time as a father for his one year old child.  Byron has been doing this rando thing longer than any of the others mentioned in this post, but he has always had a rational approach to time spent randonneuring.  Byron is also the second youngest mentioned in this post.  Ricochet Robert, along with Byron, is planning to do the Land's End - John O'Groats ride in Britain this summer.




Kms as of



Name RUSA # State 07/02/17
First Ride
Mondial
Robert B__ 6628
46,097
1/15/2011
3/6/2016
Byron M__ 621
43,642
2/6/1999
7/9/2016
Bryan R__ 5746
40,000
11/1/2009
12/3/2016


Geof is the only North Carolinian so far in 2017 to attain Mondial status.  Geof seems to have been hibernating of late, but appears to have recently gotten back on a rando bike at least once or twice.




Kms as of



Name RUSA # State 07/02/17
First Ride
Mondial
Geof S__ 5350
40,259
5/24/2009
5/7/2017


Of note is that six of the above mentioned randonneurs are members of the NC-2010-rookie-class.  However, only four of us are currently active.

I don't know who might be the next North Carolinian(s) to Mondial.

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