By Jennifer Wise

Madame Prez Forms Are Us! In this issue are the forms you'll need to apply for a Super Randonneur medal, a Randonneur 5000 award, a RUSA 1000k medal, or a 2000k medal. There is also the order form for RUSA souvenirs, the PBP video, RUSA waterbottles etc.

IT'S YOUR VOTE! Please review the Nominee Profiles of the candidates running for the RUSA Board of Directors. Fill out your ballot and send it in before September 15th. Results of the election will be in the November newsletter.

RBA transitions John Bryan is retiring as the South Carolina RBA, after several years of devoted service and Randonneur leadership in that area. RUSA welcomes Ann Mullins to the position as SC RBA and wish her the best of luck in filling John's shoes.

Chip Bole is retiring as the Chicago, Illinois RBA after several years of putting on quality events in that area. Chip has chosen and trained his replacement, Robert Fry, to take over the Brevets.

Hugh Murphy has resigned as the RBA in the Southern California region. We thank Hugh for his services and welcome Chris Kostman as the new RBA in the Southern California region.

To order a copy of the 1999 PBP Yearbook for $12, please contact Jennifer Wise. Hurry, supplies are limited.

If you have ridden PBP and are thinking of riding from Land's End to John O'Groats, I recommend that you read a lovely little paperback book entitled "Both Are Better" by Jane Schnell (available from for $15). Jane is a RUSA member, an experienced cycle­ tourist and a talented author whose cycling adventures are worth reading about.

Now back to the beach...