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    Congratulations to all who completed the...

    Congratulations to all who completed the challenge (I did not). Happy new year to all of you
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    Hey, I am back. I failed to do the February...

    Hey, I am back. I failed to do the February century (sick) and stopped posting. catching up now.

    March. Resumed in March 14 by a 233 km with a home start at 5:00. I went to have a drink in a bar...
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    Just in time (31st January). No bicycling this...

    Just in time (31st January). No bicycling this month. This first century of 2009 was hard. Great blue sky, temperature around freezing (0°C). 162 km @19.1 km/h. Over 10 hours in aggregate. Glad I did...
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    Sorry for my misperception of the Southern...

    Sorry for my misperception of the Southern California climate. I should have known better. Congratulation for your 200K anyway:):):D
  5. 8000 km for the year (this year was 8200 km)...

    8000 km for the year (this year was 8200 km)
    Start with a flèche Vélocio
    London-Edimburgh-London
    Complete a 1000 km Audax
    Défi des Fondus de l'Ubaye in the Alps (Barcelonette valley)
    Add a...
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    I guess you read the whole three pages of replies...

    I guess you read the whole three pages of replies and are getting puzzled by now. I will just repeat some of the good advice you got there (mainly the octopus, whose views I share)

    You are...
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    Eeeeeeh, thanks for the tip. I did not even know...

    Eeeeeeh, thanks for the tip. I did not even know of the existence of this website. Ernest Czuka is such a nice person. Just registered on the website. Below, my bicycle, made by Ernest ("Nénesse" in...
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    I use three led lights: two mounted on the bike...

    I use three led lights: two mounted on the bike and one on the head. Actually, the head-mounted one (a Petzl) is the brightest of all. It can have different angles to light either the map or the road...
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    December century DONE (Yeah!) :) :) :) Hard,...

    December century DONE (Yeah!) :) :) :)

    Hard, in this miserable season in Northern France. After getting to bed late (2am) that morning (was the 40th anniversary celebration of my club), left home...
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    November done. Nice wheather. The colour of...

    November done. Nice wheather. The colour of leaves in France at this season do not match those of mattm (very nice pics). But the forêt de Rambouillet is great also. Somewhat rainy in the morning,...
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    October century done today: 186 km in about 9...

    October century done today: 186 km in about 9 hours, 24.3 km/h average on total

    This time, I wanted to reach Château Gaillard (about 71 km to go), like last may on the third, but in time to find...
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    Thanks for the photos, autumn season in Canada...

    Thanks for the photos, autumn season in Canada Huh ?
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    39h59 ??? My god you were deadly close to the 40...

    39h59 ??? My god you were deadly close to the 40 hours mark. Did you sleep or did you ride all the time ?

    A bit of information from here: the Audax Club Parisien is testing the water on ideas on...
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    September done. 240 Km @ 21 km/h, against a...

    September done. 240 Km @ 21 km/h, against a strong head wind

    This was a ride to Amboise on the Loire river, from Rueil Malmaison (Paris), done last friday for the 40 years birth celebration of my...
  15. Always voted for steel (made to my size) ...

    Always voted for steel (made to my size)

    Additional pluses:

    More comfortable (this is being debated by a minority for some specialized (for comfort) carbon frames, don't know the truth of these...
  16. Yes, yes, yes :thumb: :) Can I add: But...

    Yes, yes, yes :thumb: :)

    Can I add: But nevertheless softer ... like a Brooks (I also use a Brooks on dirt roads on my moutain bike equipped with panniers)
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    I always carry a spare folding 700c x 23mm tire....

    I always carry a spare folding 700c x 23mm tire. My normal tires are not folding and are 25 mm. I also carry 2 or 3 spare tubes (latex are not so strong). Come in handy in the mountains or when the...
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    The description in the quoted portion of the RUSA...

    The description in the quoted portion of the RUSA website remains quite accurate today. If you can bear with some French, you may want to read my report of the recent Paris-Bruxelles Audax...
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    I read this great new on my way back from ......

    I read this great new on my way back from ... bicycling in the Pyrénées. Congratulations to both of you from sunny France :D :D :love:

    BTW... Were you riding together, or one in Australia and the...
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    August done. 205 km in 10h40 (24 km/h) Since I...

    August done. 205 km in 10h40 (24 km/h)

    Since I was not overwhelmed with things to do, I decided yesterday (saturday 9 August) to finish the controls of Eure et Loire in the "Brevet de s Provinces...
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    July done Was on Paris-Bruxelles with the...

    July done

    Was on Paris-Bruxelles with the French Audax. This qualified as a 600 km Audax (yes, I know Paris-Bruxelles is not such a long distance, unless of course you take the scenic route and...
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    June century done 28 June was the first leg of...

    June century done

    28 June was the first leg of Bordeaux-Paris Randonneur. Rode with Claire this time in a quite efficient setting: I was hauling stuff and Claire was acting as stoker, where she...
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    Okay, I just did the 1000 miles this month as...

    Okay, I just did the 1000 miles this month as planned

    Stat first: 1914 km so far (more than 1601 km which is 1000 miles)

    June part of the flèche Paris-Marseille (from Chablis to Cassis after...
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    OK. Flèche Paris-Marseille done, with 8 riding days (914 km) in June. Will try to complete the 1000 miles in June. Should be easy, in particular if I ride as planned the Bordeaux-Paris-Randonneur by...
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    Missed the June century by about 10 km on...

    Missed the June century by about 10 km on Saturday 7 June on the flèche Paris-Marseille (the part from Pont du Gard, through Arles, Les Baux de Provence, Salon de Provence arriving at Martigues with...
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