So far this year I have 1,107 km in perms and brevets under my belt. I haven’t been doing much other riding this year. My annual mileage so far is a meager 1,844 miles. That makes my RUSA events 37% of my total mileage. I’d like to ride more, but I simply haven’t been for a number of different personal reasons.
In any event, this situation pretty well cements my previously held positions that:
1 – you don’t have to be in very good shape to be a randonneur, at least not if your goals are as simple as completing 200Ks and 300Ks within the time limits (and having a good time in the process, too). Only a basic level of fitness is required.
2 – it takes very little riding to maintain that basic level of fitness. Riding once or twice a week does it for me.
Interesting, isn’t it?