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    Short Story about a Moulton F-frame on PBP

    Hello bicycle lovers!

    i just read this short story about a 1200 km brevet*, on a F-frame Moulton, and almost cryed, really good read!!

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/audacious.html

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    A good piece of fiction with several references to real PBPers (e.g. the Australian riders). The French people's enthusiasm for the event and its participants is certainly accurate. Doing PBP should be on every cyclist's 'do before I die' list, the experience is utterly amazing.

    That story was one of the reasons I rode the 2003 PBP on a modified 1965 Stowaway Duomatic. Luckily for me, the 'legendary rain' held off until the 2007 PBP and even then we didn't have to worry about flooding.

    By the way, PBP is a 'brevet', not a race.

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    Well, that was a thread killer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    A good piece of fiction with several references to real PBPers (e.g. the Australian riders). The French people's enthusiasm for the event and its participants is certainly accurate. Doing PBP should be on every cyclist's 'do before I die' list, the experience is utterly amazing.

    That story was one of the reasons I rode the 2003 PBP on a modified 1965 Stowaway Duomatic. Luckily for me, the 'legendary rain' held off until the 2007 PBP and even then we didn't have to worry about flooding.

    By the way, PBP is a 'brevet', not a race.
    i thought it was real! =-( no matter i almost cried as it was happening in my heart =-) lol

    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    Well, that was a thread killer...
    dont say that bro, im just trying not to answere every post i get in my threads, just to be a good sport...cause i almost use forums as a perppetual chat

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    Wow, has it really been over ten years since I wrote that?

    Notes:
    1) Leah never told me, but knowing Pops I think her old Moulton had probably been refitted with a SRAM/Sachs S7 hub.
    2) I can't believe any randonneur would have alcohol along for the ride, so all I've ever been able to guess is that the poorly packed bottle was a gift from a French family the rider stayed with.
    3) I thought a tropical storm hitting France was a stretch as a plot device, but Portugual was hit by a tropical storm in 2005. Hmph!
    4) I wrote most of "Leah in Africa" (working title), a sequal to "Audacious", but never finished the story. I probably should on the off chance it could bring enjoyment to someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Wow, has it really been over ten years since I wrote that?

    Notes:
    1) Leah never told me, but knowing Pops I think her old Moulton had probably been refitted with a SRAM/Sachs S7 hub.
    2) I can't believe any randonneur would have alcohol along for the ride, so all I've ever been able to guess is that the poorly packed bottle was a gift from a French family the rider stayed with.
    3) I thought a tropical storm hitting France was a stretch as a plot device, but Portugual was hit by a tropical storm in 2005. Hmph!
    4) I wrote most of "Leah in Africa" (working title), a sequal to "Audacious", but never finished the story. I probably should on the off chance it could bring enjoyment to someone.

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    YOU wrote AUDACIOUS!? thanx then! i never read! and you awakened my interest, and even got me to feel an epic moment!! GREAT Writting bro! thanx!

    YOU HAVE A SEQUEL? Plz! i wANT TO read it!

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