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Has anyone here ridden P-B-P or B-M-B?...(8 posts)

Has anyone here ridden P-B-P or B-M-B?...Djudd
Aug 23, 2002 7:39 AM
I'm interested in making these my next goals. I was on the Audax website and found it fascinating. Any insight from any veterans?

No, but check out this link.MelMo
Aug 23, 2002 8:55 AM
I just did my first widdle, wimpy 200K. But you should check out the website of one of my crazed local rando pals--great stories from brevets big and small.

He just did the Rocky Mountain 1200 on a fixie.

re: Has anyone here ridden P-B-P or B-M-B?...cyclopathic
Aug 23, 2002 10:30 AM
have you tried RUSA site? also try Topica randonneur list.

I've ridden BMB last year and it was fun. There's only one 1200km brevet in '03 PBP. ACP removed 2 year requirement, so if you're serious you have enough time to make it. Next chance is in '07. BMB runs every year except PBP, there're also Gold Rush and the longest LEL in '05.

BTW where do you live?
I think I've answered my own questioncyclopathic
Aug 23, 2002 10:45 AM
we're obviously neighbors. Here're the links to check for local rides and DC brevets There's 200km brevet on Sep 21
how did you train for the BMB?...Djudd
Aug 23, 2002 11:11 AM
I'd love to try next year. i don't mind not completing first time out, i just don't want to be unprepared. This sounds completely different from the riding I've done for the last quarter century (a little racing when I was younger, courier in college, now fast group and solo riding at distance). Plus it seems like a great excuse to get another bike!!!
re: how did you train for the BMB?...cyclopathic
Aug 23, 2002 2:55 PM
basically riding 2-4 training centuries a month, brevets and a couple doubles before BMB. The time limit is pretty generous my grandma could do it. Unless you're really slow or pushing for personal record, 90hr give you enough time for sleep, ride, BS and everything in between. If you've ridden for 25 years you shouldn't have any trouble, come over on Sep 21 for 200km brevet. It's a beautiful route, mostly flat with some steepish rollers, nothing major. I'll be there if my knees heal, we can ride together.

new bike? honestly if you have steel or Ti bike it'll do just fine, just put lights, wider tires and assfriendly saddle. Lower gearing would be a plus, climbing 12-20% grade on standard road gearing isn't as much fun after you get a few hundred miles in your legs.

Still, if you need an excuse this is a good one. Check Mercian Audax Special, priced reasonable and anyone who ridden one swears by it. If decide to buy opt for triples, mtb pedals and shoes.
Oui! Je suis un ancien de '99 P-B-P, mais no por le B-M-BDale Brigham
Aug 23, 2002 12:47 PM
Pardon my poor French, si vous plais. Yes, I am a veteran ("ancien") of the 1999 edition of P-B-P, but have not (yet)done B-M-B. I have also done other longish rides and brevets, such as Bike Across Missouri, a 575 mile RAAM and P-B-P qualifier, over the past few years.

I'm certainly not the most accomplished randonneur on this forum, but I would be happy to provide any advice I can. Is there anything specific that you would like to know? I would be thrilled to help bring another American randonneur into the fold.

Au revoir!

thank you ....nmDjudd
Aug 23, 2002 1:18 PM