I was surprised the other day to get an envelope in the mail with a return address of Oregon Randonneurs. First of all, I didn’t even know there was a rando mailing address; secondly, what could they possibly be sending me, anyway?
It turns out it was the brevet cards for all the rides I’d done this year:
In retrospect, someone probably did tell me at one point that these would get mailed back to me (I guess that’s why you put your address on the back of them), though of course at the time I didn’t think to retain that information. So it was a total surprise when they showed up in my mail, safely returned to me like little bikey homing pigeons.
I looked at them, then unceremoniously dumped them into my recycling. Was that somehow disrespectful to the effort they represent? Does anyone actually do anything with these cards? Save them for posterity? Wallpaper a choice room? Should I be treating these relics with more respect? Let me know, oh wise randonneurs:)