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If you are going to clean out the entire pastry...

If you are going to clean out the entire pastry shop, a little Bon Jour won't hurt.

It is amazing how much pastry I can put away when hungry. Sure beats Lil Debbies
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had hired a retired Princeton french professor...

had hired a retired Princeton french professor years ago to teach me as I wanted to work in France. I went to her house twice per week and she made me read French stuff and write a essay. I would...
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I wonder what I did wrong. Basically. The...

I wonder what I did wrong.

Basically. The French Inspector comes over and was more interested in my bike (he was also a velo couche rider) and I explained to him that the rules suggest one could...
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Interesting observation on the French, Clasher. ...

Interesting observation on the French, Clasher. Lots of business trips to France and vacations confirms your take. The bureaucracy can swing both ways. If you seem really down and out and you are...
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I always wondered whether the campers with free...

I always wondered whether the campers with free food tables were merely generous, kind souls or were they secret support for club riders. I have never taken food from these roadside tables but...
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You can have friends and family meet you at...

You can have friends and family meet you at controls. Outside controls.....verboten.

I have never had support but if I can get these old bone orthopedic issues mitigated, it sure would be nice to...
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Clasher......what was the longest you waited to...

Clasher......what was the longest you waited to get food in line? I suspect there was no wait to get your card stamped? If I were on an upright instead of a bent, I would have hung tight inside a...
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Yes. When you can register depends on the...

Yes.

When you can register depends on the length of your previous year's longest brevet. Those that completed a 1200K get first dibs. Those that completed a 600K come next.

In 2015, I decided I...
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I would say one strategy is getting into the...

I would say one strategy is getting into the earliest 90 hour wave. Say Wave G or H starting at 5:30 pm and then ride with a group very business-like to Villaines. I think the 90H waves go every 15...
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84H riders must finish by 5 pm on Thursday. My...

84H riders must finish by 5 pm on Thursday. My 90H group had to finish by 11:15 am Thursday. I finished Wednesday just before sunset and the last 5-6 hours, the wind was much lower but still a...
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Some stout posts there. A great guy (for an...

Some stout posts there.

A great guy (for an attorney). I spent a lot of time talking with him and having some stellar brew after brevets as everyone was finishing.

I hope to be able to do his...
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Is that Paul's nickname? He makes some mean...

Is that Paul's nickname?

He makes some mean chili. His january 19/20 200k 300k rides are fantastic escapes from the cold
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Here is Paul's account of the 84H start in 2011. ...

Here is Paul's account of the 84H start in 2011.

https://thedailyrandonneur.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/paul-rozelles-fixed-gear-pbp-2011-an-epic-ride-deserves-an-epic-report/
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Wind typically dies down at night everywhere but...

Wind typically dies down at night everywhere but not always. The fast kids in the 80H start at 4 pm and have two nights of riding but only one full day, but more importantly they are doing the...
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How about doing the last 84H wave, stopping early...

How about doing the last 84H wave, stopping early at Tintineac for say 3- 5 hours. The dorm will be empty. This however would mean leaving there fairly early and riding to Brest in order to make...
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I think a camper is over the top, I wouldn't do...

I think a camper is over the top, I wouldn't do that. Just a car with three drivers would be nice. I've thought about it in the past and I'd have support resting at Villaine with my night kit,...
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What is stressful about pulling into a control...

What is stressful about pulling into a control and having a chair laid out for you and someone handing you food. You get your card stamped and you are gone in 5 minutes and that is a long stop to...
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In 2015 I briefly rode with a club from Hamburg. ...

In 2015 I briefly rode with a club from Hamburg. Their support teams had a couple small motorhomes. Everything was laid out for the riders at the control, chairs with water, food, night kit, etc. ...
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Cold showers? Just get there sooner or ride...

Cold showers? Just get there sooner or ride harder. :)

If the concern is foot fungus, bring blue cleanroom booties for your feet. They can also be used to cover your socks, inside your cycling...
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I planned to stop at Brest and sleep at a hotel...

I planned to stop at Brest and sleep at a hotel in 2019 but I could not find the hotel. I planned to be there around 8 pm on Monday but due to excessive sleeping and excessive diarrhea, I was...
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I forgot to say, the drop service at Loudeac was...

I forgot to say, the drop service at Loudeac was exemplary. Well worth the nominal fee. I really enjoyed chatting with the lady who ran it, terrible I forget her name. She took over from Klaus. I...
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I did not shower or sleep during PBP 2015. Same...

I did not shower or sleep during PBP 2015. Same kit start to finish. Solo virtually the entire ride. Brutal. Best hallucinations, though

I slept almost 20 hours and took 2 showers in 2019. I...
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