I'm off to Europe Sunday evening ... so to all of you who are going to the PBP ... see you there!
Best wishes for good weather and a great ride!
See you there. I'll be arriving on the 15th and staying at the Hotel Campanile.
Last edited by Six jours; 08-13-07 at 03:30 PM.
Good luck to all of you. Maybe in 2011, I'll be there too.
The search for inner peace continues...
leaving this Saturday!!!
Have fun and be safe. I wish you lot's of tailwind. I'm shooting to attend 2011.
I fly out Wednesday. We are well overdue for a wet PBP...
Just came back from a 6 weeks trip in the UK (LeJoG then durness-dover) and I'm so sick of the rain and suffering on th bike that I'm even considering giving up PBP! Plus, it's really starting to freak me out!!
Luckily I can gather some motivation during the week...
I'm on my way to Paris on Thursday morning...hopefully my bike and I arrive in the same place at the same time! No worries, I could always rent a Parisian yellow bike and go for it I guess.
Weather will be weather, but the forecast looks good and cool, albeit a bit wet and windy for a good chunk of the route. That's where the fenders come in handy. Decided to bring a few more warm layers too...I got cold some nights in 2003.
See you there! Bon Route!
Fortunately, Harris Cyclery is just a couple of miles away and I was able to nip over and get a replacement. Hooray for having a local bike shop that stocks uncommon touring parts.
Off to France on Wednesday!
Back to work thursday and friday, as ready to go monday as I can be. Now, Claire ...
Sadly, Machka abandoned PBP at Loudeac. No word on what caused her to call it quits, though she had been flirting with the time cutoff throughout her ride.
Too bad about Machka. Hope she's ok. For those of you who want to follow your fave PBP riders:
Indeed, too bad about Machka. Makes me wonder if she over-trained for the event - I seem to recall some posts of hers referring to some issues with the brevets leading into PBP.
Oh well - Rocky Mountain 1200 next year, perhaps?
That is too bad, hope she's ok.
Won't you pour me a cuban breeze, Gretchen?
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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rowan is out too.
last i checked spokenword was still moving along - and from the site i tracked a few other folks i know from boston and it looked like they were riding together.
the site has been down for awhile. i'll check again when it comes up. results should be in by now. i hope everyone made it in safe!
This from another forum, a post by Machka's father this morning.
"Machka wrote me.
The weather was so bad they were "not having fun any more."
Rowan was riding his fixed gear and doing well with it, but pulled out for Machka's sake."
Stage 15 is the last controle right? Once you get to that stage, you've completed the PBP, correct?