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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, part 2: Y ont-tu l'affaire les Armoricains!

It wasn’t until after I had finished Paris-Brest-Paris that I learned the term “full-value rider”, for someone who purposely takes as much of the 90-hour time limit as possible to finish, but this had been my plan all along. 3,554 more words


Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, part 1: Les-brettoneux-qui-brettonnent

Oddly enough, the first “stage” of Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur was the one that worried me the most. It would be 220km until the first control point at… 3,221 more words


Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, part 0: Les-moulineux-qui-moulinent


I landed in Paris at the tail end of a massive heat wave that was sweeping across Europe. As I wobbled out of Roissypôle on my hastily deplaned and ill-adjusted bike, sweat immediately started to soak the back of my shirt beneath the backpack that held all of my non-cycling clothes and other travel necessities. 2,639 more words


Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, prologue

Riding Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur for me this year came in the middle of an absurdly hectic month of globe-trotting travel. The last week of July, I travelled to Beijing for a week to attend… 1,076 more words


◾PBP 2015 Results

Information shamelessly taken from YACF forum and collated.

Note: John Barkman’s 48:51:10 makes him the fastest Brit PBP so far, being 9 minutes faster than Gethin Butler’s 2003 time. 4,160 more words


Paris Brest Paris 2015 Ride Report

The start time I had selected when registering was 17:45 (5:45 pm), and my group started by 17:50. This was unlike past PBPs I’d read about, where riders were assigned start times at check in and ended up waiting for hours in corrals before they finally started. 2,396 more words


Post PBP Shenanigans

On this Bank Holiday Saturday, The Wattmeister needed the assistance of a persistent alarm clock to rouse him from a dark cave of slumber in order to participate in Muswell Hill Peloton’s weekly lactic burn around Regents Park. 267 more words