On Sunday the 16th I did the Contra Alameda Permanent Populaire.
Contra Alameda -- The name of the route
Permanent -- a ride you can do anytime, you just contact the owner of the route and they'll set you up
Populaire -- any RUSA sanctioned ride between 100 and 199km in length
It's a 110km loop through Lafayette, Castro Valley, down to Sunol, up through Danville, and back to Lafayette. I filled out my little brevet card fastidiously, hit all the controls on-time and now have it in the mail for certification.
I did the ride in to work today, the 6th time of the year. Total mileage for the year is now at 653km. I made a couple of personal bests in speed today. Average riding speed was 24.3kph. Total time to the door was 2 hours 21 minutes. My next speed target is to get to the Piedmont Pines sign in under 1 hour.
I received my cue sheet and info package for the Point Reyes Lighthouse 200k event this Saturday. The weather forecast looks perfect. Sunny and in the mid to high 50s. I couldn't ask for anything better for a January brevet.