Monday, March 22, 2010

Death by Success

Well... it appears the local pirate race... woops.... I mean Ride, the Rhonde van oeste Portlandia, has fallen victim to it's own success. Three years in the little gathering of friends ballooned from a competitive couple hundred with its own charming little youtube video, to a 500-600 velo-monster, including crashes and calls for the EMT vehicle.

If you still want to ride the course the legendary Lions of Flanders still mark the route and their roar summons a friendly challenge.... psst - rumor has it a few new freshly painted lions have appeared, hmmmm?

Here's what the "unofficial official" website has to say -
"We're sorry. No official RondePDX will take place this year. An invitational ride for friends will take place at 10:00am the day before the 2010 Amstel Gold (heh, turns out some of us have to be in Brugge over Easter weekend for the Ronde de Vlaanderen). You are invited to punish yourself or a dear friend on the legendary route anytime, of course. "

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