Following spate of DNF incidents in recent randonnees, RUSA considers making aero gear mandatory

You hate having to wear reflecto gear, it is so nerdy. Lights that don’t flash and blind everyone just don’t make you feel safe out in this dangerous world of permissive DMV’s and texting, phone obsessed motorists.

All this you accept, so you can get some RUSA stats and impress your endurance cycling friends. But now there is something else you need to know.

You might need an aero helmet and aero bars too, to participate in RUSA events.

“This is fantastic news!” States Rupert Smedeley four time PBP gold medalist. “This is exactly what I have been complaining about for years. Aero gear is a life saver and can lower your randonnee elapsed time by up to 4.3%!”

Rupert is very excited about the potential new rule requiring aero gear

RUSA spokesperson Robert Pineapple offered the following statement:

“In light of the DNF rate of up to 15% in recent randonnees, the board feels the need to take serious steps to ensure that riders finish, no matter the cost. We look forward to discussing the need for helmet checks and how to ensure that a particular helmet is properly aerodynamic. RUSA is considering requiring a club furnished helmet of the board’s choosing.”

Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available on CRC twitter, instagram and FB!

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