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  1. #1
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    Paris-Brest-Paris

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    Tomorrow, I leave for France.

    On Sunday , I will take on the biggest cycling challenge of my life: Paris-Brest-Paris.

    PBP is a 1230km (765 mile) randonee held just once every 4 years. It must be completed in 90 hours or less. To qualify, I had to complete brevets of 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km within specified time limits. For good measure, I also did a 1000km brevet, even though it wasn't required. To prepare, I rode 5220 training miles (8400 kilometers) between 1/1 and 7/31.

    I think I'm ready. I hope I'm ready. Because ready or not, here I come!

    If you'd like to follow me, or any of the other 5220 riders from around the world, you can do so on the PBP website. My rider # 6926.

    http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/pbp...eil&page=edito
    Susan Otcenas
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2007
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    Good luck Susan! You will rock it.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  3. #3
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    Good luck! You'll be awesome.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


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  4. #4
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    Aug 2003
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    Good luck, Susan!

    And good luck to Mr. Salsa!
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Beautiful NW or Left Coast
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    good luck!!
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    Old Raleigh Mixte - Mitzi

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Washington, DC
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    Best of luck!

    I am simply in awe of randonneurs.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
    Posts
    13,394
    Good luck!
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura
    2017 Specialized Ariel Sport

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Troutdale, OR
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    wish you the very best!!!

  9. #9
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    Nov 2005
    Location
    Between the Blue Ridge and the Chesapeake Bay
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    That's a beautiful and mystical part of the world you will be riding through, made even more mystical by your physical and mental efforts, no doubt. Enjoy the trip!

  10. #10
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    Mar 2011
    Location
    Portland Metro Area
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    Bon chance! (good luck in French)! I wish you strength and mindfulness. You will do it!
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls & looks like work" - Thomas Edison

  11. #11
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    Sep 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
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    Bon chance- have a wonderful trip and I hope all of the TE good wishes will sustain and help carry you through the ride!
    2016 Specialized Ruby Comp disc - Ruby Expert ti 155
    2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker - Jett 143

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    138
    Have a safe, wonderful journey!
    1972 Schwinn Paramount
    2006 Serotta Coeur d'Acier
    2007 Holland Exogrid
    2008 Salsa Casseroll
    2010 Scott Contessa 20

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Concord, CA USA
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    Good luck and have an excellent ride! I look forward to following your progress, but know you will rock PBP!

  14. #14
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    Apr 2006
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    Go, Susan! Whooooo-HOOOOOOO!
    "If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should go to Denmark." - Richard Wilkinson

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Davis, CA
    Posts
    158
    Good luck! Take lots of pictures, and if you see a little Italian guy on a champagne-colored bike, and his name is Andrea, say hi to him for me
    2013 Volagi Viaje
    2002 LeMond Tete de Course rebuild/"The Chimaera"
    2012 Scott Contessa Foil with Dura-Ace
    2011? budget "Takara Kabuto" Single Speed/Fixie "The Bumblebee"
    1999 Santana Team Ti 700 tandem/"Silver Streak"

 

 

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