Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tour de Fleece Team Vulcan

Team Vulcan Spinners!

Cheer on the Tour de France riders while challenging yourself with spinning as part of the Tour de Fleece. Or (like me) cheer on Team Vulcan, the GBFG team, and admire other peoples' spinning.
We have our own wildcard guild team this year for the Tour de Fleece spin-along! While the cyclists are spinning up and down the hills for the Tour de France, we will be spinning our fibers.
The concept is simple:
  • Challenge Yourself.
  • Spin
  • Have fun.
This year, the Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday July 2 and runs until Sunday July 24, 2016.
Guidelines (NOT RULES):
  • Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 2 through Sunday July 24. Days of rest: Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 19. (Just like the actual tour.) If life gets in the way of spinning every day, you can make it up another time. Or simply decide for yourself how to proceed. The point is to have fun and maybe even learn something!
  • Spin something challenging on the challenge day (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 8, on Saturday, July 9, when they will climb 4 mountains, including the 2115m high Col du Tourmalet, and Stage 15, on Sunday, July 17th, when they take on the Grand Columbier!).
  • Set your own goals and post them on the Team Vulcan Ravelry thread: # of ounces per day or total for the race, amount of time each day, discovering new-to-you fibers/breeds, explore different methods of spinning, whatever you want to work on.
  • Post progress in the Ravelry thread, daily if you possibly can; pictures would be good (how else can you prove it?
Use the Ravelry thread to state your goals, ask questions, cheer each other on. If you don’t have the time to participate, join us as cheerleaders!
Team captains: Jeekeehoo (Jen) and wildapple (Kathryn). Ask us anything; we might be able to give you an answer.

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