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by thotle
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Hi Missouri John, with BRAN cancelled, I needed something that same week, so we're planning to do the OK Freewheel ride. It's a bit of a trip down there (from Wisconsin), but looks to be a good event. I'll know by the middle of June. Oh, and I'll be on RAGBRAI too. And I'm also doing the PBV "Birds ...
by thotle
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

RAGBRAI organizers just announced RAGBRAI is a "GO" for this year. Hopefully BRAN will come to the same conclusion!
by thotle
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

I posed the question to the email address listed on the BRAN webpage: me: Can you tell me when the BRAN organizing team will make a final decision on holding BRAN this year as planned? brantour: We are discussing this with our communities and committee and as soon as we know we will pass it along. W...
by thotle
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

I continue to be optimistic, but does anyone have insight as to when a final decision that "BRAN 2021 is a GO" will be made? Seems like overall we're in a better trend from a coronavirus standpoint, and Nebraska's numbers have been relatively low anyway. Given that BRAN is a smaller event (5-600 rid...
by thotle
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Thanks for your comments, Missouri John. I think I'm realizing your good advice as my 2021 goal does seem to be consuming me. And wow, your 10 year totals are truly amazing. I remember thinking when I turned 60 about whether I could do 25000 in the next decade, your numbers blow that away!
by thotle
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

To answer the question about refund process, at the time BRAN 40 was cancelled, I was contacted via email on whether I wanted a refund or to roll the registration to '21. I requested a refund and the full amount was refunded via check, within a few days as I recall. I received an email recently that...
by thotle
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: BRAN 40 or 41?
Replies: 18
Views: 3447

Re: BRAN 40 or 41?

When do we expect registration to open for Bran 40 (2021)? I'm hopeful that I'll get to experience my first BRAN next summer. In spite of all the cancellations, I did manage to get 5000 miles in 2020, but I'm sure hoping the miles can include several state rides next year. Missouri John, do you have...
by thotle
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Well, RAGBRAI just now cancelled for 2020. Anybody know of a good multi-day ride that will be happening this fall?
by thotle
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Forum seems very quiet. Everybody still riding and training for BRAN this year? Anybody have insight into whether we'll have a BRAN 40?
by thotle
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Glad to see the forum back up, and I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Bike riding (alone) seems to be an activity that's still socially acceptable. Hope we still get to do both BRAN and RAGBRAI!
by thotle
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Got my BRAN registration in and another 336 miles in February, 107 outdoors and 229 on the indoor trainer. Even warm enough to clear the roads so I rode the road bike a couple days last week. Come on, springtime!
by thotle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

How's the training going?: 300 miles in January, 220 indoors on the trainer and 80 outside on the fat tire bike. It hasn't been so much the weather, just not enough daylight to ride during the week due to still having that pesky job to go to during the day. My goal is 1700 before BRAN and 5000 for t...
by thotle
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

gif4445, I don't believe RAGBRAI has been back to Potter's hill since RAGBRAI 38, which was in 2010. I've ridden every mile since RAGBRAI 42 (2014) and haven't been on Potter's hill. So, if you've been riding since 2013 I don't think you've done it during the normal course of RAGBRAI. I'll have to c...
by thotle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

I'm excited to compare Democrat hill (and others) to Potter Hill, from RAGBRAI lore.....

http://mcchoppin.com/general/ragbrais-potter-hill/
by thotle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Bran 40
Topic: Planning for 40
Replies: 118
Views: 66587

Re: Planning for 40

Thanks for the update, I'll look forward to those updates on the route profile. It appears I'm now making more work for you and the committee, which is not my intention, so I'll stop with the questions. I appreciate all you and the planning committee does to create and support this ride. I'm an 8 ho...