#spindefleece2020 [B](make sure it is spelled out–you only have to do it once for Instagram)
This year, our Spin de Fleece starts on Saturday August 29 and runs until Sunday September 20, 2020, in line with the new dates for the Tour de France.[/B]
How to participate?
Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday August 29 through Sunday September 20th. They spin, we spin! They rest, we rest!
Days of rest:
Wednesday, September 9
Monday, September 14 (Just like the actual tour.)
Sunday, September 6
Friday, September 18
Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, the first one is Stage 9, on Sep. 6, when the mountainous program of the day starts with the discovery of the Col de la Hourcère which will immediately precede the climb to the Col de Soudet. For the seventh time since the beginning of the Tour, the riders will ride at an altitude of over 1,500m. They will then battle it out on the extremely steep climb up to the Col de Marie Blanque before heading back down to Laruns. The second is stage 18, on Friday, September 18th, when the course of the day is made for the most enduring climbers. Indeed, over 4,000m of climbing will be on the menu. In the following order, the peloton will lead up to the Cormet de Roselend, then the Col des Saisies followed by Les Aravis and finally the Plateau des Glières, a key location of the French Resistance, before continuing towards La Roche-sur-Foron.
What do we call a “challenge”? Anything that stretches you as a spinner. Maybe spinning longer than your normal span of time, maybe spinning a different type of fiber, or even trying a new technique.
A couple of tips:
[B]Spin when you can; don’t worry about missing days.
Set YOUR daily time limit; 15 minutes, 1/2 hour, 2 hours, etc. Whatever works for YOUR schedule.
Challenge yourself on the days when the TDF is doing a challenge day.
Bonus for yourself if you get to watch the TDF while spinning some days.
Just a reminder: No direct sales allowed in posts. This is to be a fun themed spin-along, not a place to recruit customers. There are other places on this website to accomplish that and we encourage businesses to take out ads during this time. Please contact @Char for this.[/B]
PRIZES! Anyone who would like to donate something as a prize would be welcome! The more prizes we have, the more the fun! It’s a great way to promote your dyeing biz, fiber tools, fleeces, or whatever it is you sell if you want to do that. Of if you just have plenty of fiber lying around and you want to share the love, let us know. A grand prize will be drawn for the person who spins every day that the TdF runs, as well as some random prizes drawn during the event each week for those who participate during that particular week. The more prizes donated, the more prizes will be given out!
Last year we only had a full-group spin. This year, I’d like to add a couple teams for some interest. You can join more than one or none at all. Most of these will be just for the fun of being in a specific group. If you can be a moderator of one (or more) of these groups, please let me know. I’ll be happy to be your co-mod.
1. Rookies – Those who are new to spinning in the last 2 years.
2. Regulars–Those who have been spinning for 3+ years.
3. Mavericks–Those who want to spin “art yarns”.
4. Challengers–Those who want to tackle a big project–spinning a whole fleece, spinning enough yarn for a sweater, etc.
*Prizes won’t be offered in these groups unless the moderator wants to offer something as a prize for motivation.
How to join? Simply comment below that you’re in! Then start prepping any fiber or stocking up your stash if you’re low!