Okay, not a movie-but a video slideshow made by my brother Clay-who likes to dabble a bit in photography. I love the irony of the intense music on such a low key ride-it's funny. But the video also gets me PUMPED!
I have been the Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA) for Bozeman, Montana since 2010 so along with my permanents I also host a variety of brevets and populaires.
Unlike a brevet, a permanent can be ridden by any RUSA member at any time of the year. The day of the ride is per agreement with the rider(s) and the organizer (that would be me).
A permanent route ridden and verified through RUSA can be counted towards RUSA's distance awards. A permanent can also be counted multiple times towards RUSA's prestigious R-12 award-given for riding a 200K (or longer) brevet or permanent in all twelve months of the year. Starting in 2009 you may ride a permanent multiple times with each ride counting towards your distance award credit. A newer award called the P-12 is given for riding a populaire or permanent populaire in each month of a 12 month period.
For more information on permanents and randonneuring in general, go to the RUSA Website