Congratulations to the 21 finishers of the 600K, who are listed below. The route was the first 600km of the Cracker Swamp 1200K: The entirety of Day 1, and a turn-around in Salt Springs on Day 2 to make the route come in at the correct distance. The weather was hot and mostly dry, with occasional showers. Riders also had very favorable winds that blew them from Melbourne all the way home on the first day.
This was a special ride to conclude the regular brevet season. Five riders earned their first 600s and SR series: CRUZ, GOLD, HALEY, HOFFMAN, and SHANKLIN. Laura Stephens celebrated their arrival with a wonderful cake commemorating the occasion. We had two DNFs, but in true randonneur spirit, both riders did everything they could to complete the ride and remained through the course of the ride to celebrate with other participants. POLK once again rode round-trip from Largo, making for a 1050km weekend. Congrats also to the BROWNs, who completed their Florida adventure by riding our entire series; we hope to see you next year, too!
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