Sunday’s article in the LA Times inspired an adventure ride along the Old Ridge Route from Lake Castiac to Gorman and maybe even beyond to Bakersfield on a network of dirt roads winding along the east side of Interstate 5 down to the valley floor. Plans were spinning in the brain.
After Sunday’s article I discovered (through Instaram) a new endeavor: YonderJournal.com and their Brovet.
The guys at Yonder are promoting their own style of Randonnuering: “Inspired by Randonnuering as well as our love of maps, cue-sheets, history, colloquial nuance, self-reliance to the point of absurdity, cycling from A-to-B, corn-dogging, regional vernacular and riding through the day into the night (and maybe back into the day), Brovet is a Guide Book to American Permanents (predetermined routes/rides), the completion of which results in a route-specific patch.”
Visit their website for the cue sheet: OldRidgeRoad
The Brovet starts and ends at Golden Saddle Cyclery (Hyperion District) in Los Angeles. Round trip: 125 miles. It’s not a scheduled adventure; plan your own tripin’ation.
We’re planning on doing the ride Friday March 1 or Saturday March 2. Stay in touch for a date confirmation.
The Brovet pamphlets will be available soon from YonderJournal.com or you can pick one up at the bike shop: Golden Saddle Cyclery. I was told I’ve ordered the very first one.
What’s so remarkable about all of this is simply the scale of coincidence: The Lattice of Coincidence
It’s time for AniMaUx!