Latke 200 – but without the latkes??

 

Just a reminder that the Latke 200 is on August 29th.

 

This is the final ride of the 2009 Randonneur series.  Many of you joined us last year and had a great time.   We hope to see you again, especially to talk about next year’s Brevet series, the penultimate series before the PBP qualifying series in 2011.

 

Now we need some help from you south eastern folk figuring out where to have lunch.  La Broquerie was a total loss in the spring, both for latkes and speedy service.  We were thinking about stopping in Steinbach, somewhere near the water tower as we ride through there – the area, that is, not the tower.  So please post or email me with suggestions / location directions.

 

If you plan to come to the ride, please zap Brain an email so he knows how many to expect.

 

Randonneurs are notoriously exact with their start times, so please arrive at the Shell station at least 20 minutes early.  The 7 a.m. start time is much better than the usual, if that’s any consolation.

 

Hope to see you there.  Rain or shine, the ride will be fine!

 

Cheers,

 

Jason Carter

 

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Latke 200km- August 29 (Saturday) 7:00AM from Shell Gas Bar- Pembina Hwy and Perimeter Loop route, time limit 13.5 hours.

 

Required Equipment- White front light/red rear light for all distances 300km and over. CSA, ANSI or Snell approved helmet.

 

Rides are NOT supported therefore be prepared to care for yourself. Vehicles will not be allowed to follow the riders. Outside support may be taken only at the designated control points.

 

All rides start on time- rain, snow or shine (prepare for the worst, hope for the best). Route cards and maps will be handed out up to 15 minutes prior to start time- please be early. Route cards must be signed at a business establishment the designated control towns. The rides are not races- if you arrive prior to the control open time, you must wait for the time before proceeding. If you arrive after the close time, your ride will not be certified.

 

Contact: Email leier@mts.net

3 thoughts on “Latke 200 – but without the latkes??

  1. I can’t believe that after 6 seasons of riding with the MIT I have trouble coming up with a good place to eat in Steinbach, because we ALWAYS head OUT from Steinbach and eat somewhere else!

    A good option, Jason, might be the La Broquerie Hotel. Because it is right beside the highway, it would be easy access for the riders. They are pretty good about accommodating group requests. They may even put together a special high carb buffet for you.
    In Steinbach, another option might be the Franz Motor Inn, which is right on the edge of town about 1/3 KM before the Water Tower. They’ve got a good menu and they’re pretty busy, so I think the service would be snappy.

  2. Perfect! If it’s Richer, then you’ve got a new name for the ride as well. The Bannock 200. At the Country Corner Cafe bannock bread is the specialty. Or just down the road about 100 meters, great Steak & Egg’s at the Richer Motel.

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