It seems brevet rules are pretty open as far as support is concerned so I am not asking what is legal, but do you think that the manner in which someone rides a brevet matters or do you think as long as you complete the course in the allotted time it is all good?
Here are some examples to discuss:
1. Rider A - carries all the clothes, spare parts, food, etc he needs with him and sources whatever else he requires on the road and basically looks after himself (ie. gas stations).
2. Rider B - carries a moderate amount of stuff with him and uses drop bags at some of the controls to get resupplied – no support crew.
3. Rider C - carries very minimal supplies, clothing, food. Relying on a support crew at the controls to feed him, have spare clothes, parts, etc and hoping if he has a mechanical en route that another rider would have the parts tools to get him to the next control and his support.
Does this matter or are all the riders completing the brevet equal and we shouldn't really worry about it?