Hello everyone. I wanted to let you know that on January 20th 2007 the first in a series of brevets will be held. Brevets are a part of Randonneuring in other words they are unsupported long distance events. Glossary of terms can be found here.
2007 is a Paris-Brest-Paris year. PBP is held every four years and is the highlight of the brevet series. It is 1200km event and overnight stops are minimal if you want to make the 90 hour cut-off.
I personally discovered brevets after doing the California Triple Crown. I was looking for another challenge something harder than double centuries and so moved away from supported double centuries and found brevets. They make you better Ultra rider because you have to be self-supported for distances of 200km (125 miles) 300km(187 miles) , 400 km (252 miles)and 600km (387 miles) they are non-stop and self supported. You can do one or all of them. But you must do them in sequence from 200-600km if you wish to qualify for PBP. Even if you qualify and don't want to participate in PBP you are still awarded the Super Randonnuer award. There are certain levels of certification complete with medals. By the way, they are very inexpensive usually costing less than $20.00.
On more note--For those doing Butterfield you can preview a portion of the climbing. I will be on my Fixed Gear this year so you know it isn't that bad. About 6,700 feet in 129 miles.
Here is the website and graphs can be found on my website .
Good luck to all and have a great 2007 season of Ultra Riding!!!
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