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Southern Interior Make Up Rides Info
For July 7, 2012
by Bob Goodison

Routes: 200 - 300 - 400 - 600

If you have missed a distance, or want to get in some extra training before the Rocky Mtn 1200 you may want to consider doing one of these rides. All distances start at my house in Sorrento on July 7. To get here turn south (uphill) on Notch Hill road at the flashing light in Sorrento. Go .5 km then turn right on Dilworth Rd for another .6 km. The 400 and 600 km rides start at 06:00 and the 200 and 300 km rides start at 07:00 sharing the same road for the first 50 to 60 km depending on the route. Please note that you are not allowed to draft behind someone doing a different distance (not entered in the same event). These are old school Interior routes- short route sheets using lots of highway. Most of the highway has very good shoulders, and you will go past lots of convenience stores. Only the 200 has been pre ridden this year, but with such simple routes there should be no problems. Please register on Randopony or let me know by email if you might be coming. I would rather make too many control cards than too few.

Summer in the Shuswap is busy, so it's best to book accommodations early. Richard got the last room at the Shuswap Lake Motel and Resort (250-675-2120), but it's possible they may have cancellations.
Other options are:
          Sorrento Inn (250-675-2885)
          Squilax Hostel (250-675-2977) -10 km west
          Quaaout Lodge (1-800-663-4304) 15 km west and probably pricey
          Jade Mountain Motel (250-679-3200) 18 km west
More options in Chase (20 km west) or Salmon Arm (30 to 35 km east). My house is small but I can offer backyard tenting, and could supply a couple of tents if needed. If you have any questions please contact me.
Thank you, Bob


June 15, 2012