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Old 02-04-19, 10:34 AM
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Plenty of fast people do the 90h start, just hook onto a train when they catch you. The 80h start group breaks up after the first control anyway, or even after Mortagne, which is just a food stop on the way out. I saw a video of the 'A' group from 2015. It was fairly close to the start, and there were a lot of people in that group. Then there were a lot of people in the 'b' 80h start. I assume there were similar numbers in 2011. I saw the 80h start group going back to Paris as I was approaching loudiac, as is common for 90h start riders. There were no more than 50 riders. And I didn't really see many more returning riders later. So I guess they were sleeping somewhere.

Hopefully I get to enjoy this ride more. Gotta lose some weight though.
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I'm definitely a middle-of-the-pack rider most of the time and tend to doddle at controls more than anything else so it's probably best to just stick with the 90 for the first crack this. I'm on the weightloss train this year too and am hoping to be well under 200 by the time the summer rolls around.
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Old 02-11-19, 02:22 PM
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Looks like there's about a 1000 places left according to the PBP site as of today, ~500 for the 90h start with the remainder split between the other two times. Anyone with a 300K better be at the computer right when the next wave opens up!

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Old 02-16-19, 05:08 PM
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they announced they are going to add 850 more slots. Will be interesting to see who gets in since the 300k riders have yet to register.

Looking at the stats from 2015, 40% didn't ride in 2014 or only rode a 200k. So if that holds, there will still be a lot of disappointed riders.

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Looks like they added some earlier departures for more riders... which are all full, I assumed from people moving to an earlier start time. I moved my start up to 18:45 which is nicer than 19:45 so that's nice.
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Old 02-19-19, 06:27 AM
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actually, they moved us all forward and added start times later. I'm starting at 5:30 now
the announcement probably makes more sense in French, because their expression for moving things forward is moving them back.
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This was the email I got:
Dear riders To meet the high demand for PBP 2019 participation, we had to reorganise the starting groups.You have the opportunity to choose a new starting group, while remaining within the same time limit, by pushing the link https://inscription.paris-brest-paris.org/ by Friday, February 22.Regards,The PBP organising board
So I guess the option to choose depended on what time slot people had originally chosen. The 18:45 was the earliest slot on the dropdown that had any room left, I'd have liked even earlier but I didn't check my email until later at night... oh well, shouldn't matter in the end.
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any time slot that was full before is now a time slot that is full 1/2 hour earlier. I never did find this announcement in French, I suppose I should look on the website
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My start is still the same 5AM. I did have the option to move it to one of the later times.
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they didn't mess with anything the second day, just consolidated the 80 hour starts to 5 and they moved the specials forward a half hour so they could add 90 hour starts and still finish at the same time at night. I recently saw a video of the 80h groups, it's going to be nuts now that they are 20 percent bigger.
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Just checked, my start time remains the same at 5AM. Had the option to change to 5:15 or 5:30 but decided to leave it as is.
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