Wait Listed for RAMROD

I hadn't heard from the RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day) organizers about my entry so I checked online tonight -- I'm on the waitlist.

Waitlist place #246, that is.

It's the 25th anniversary of the ride and after last year's somewhat bastardized course design on account of the flood damage from the 2006 winter storms, it seems they may have a much higher number of entries this year. One of my ride buddies told me that he's been waitlisted a couple times and in each of the past two years nearly everyone who was on the waitlist got to ride. I wonder if any of them were #246 on the waitlist?

Oh well, I can't complain. I got into the Leadville 100 on my first try -- I couldn't expect to get into RAMROD on my first attempt in the same summer as that.

(not to mention the fact that they are only 9 days apart and doing both might not be the best idea in the world)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love RAMROD. It's been a long time though. I did it 5 years in a row '94-'98 and always thoroughly enjoyed myself. I got a little burned out on riding in '98 and threw myself into school and home remodeling.

Strange enough, I always got a place in the lottery without being waitlisted. What luck.

Damn fun ride. In fact, if I get in decent enough shape this year, I may do an independent ride of the course with interested riders. I'll keep you in mind in case you don't get into the ride. Of course, I'd just spend the day trying to hold your wheel...