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BMB made to Velonews(4 posts)

BMB made to Velonewscyclopathic
Aug 30, 2002 10:33 AM

surprising they call it "a race", do they have any clue? ACP rules specifically stay that it is not a race, no sponsorship/ads/pros are allowed.. oh well
Reported it the only way they could understand it.dzrider
Aug 30, 2002 11:30 AM
Did you the ride? I did the Quads, watching people with sunken cheeks and big black circles under their eyes ride past me while I dawdled from food stop to food stop. I love riding my bike but that sleep deprivation looks pretty awful to me.
not this yearcyclopathic
Aug 30, 2002 2:06 PM
I've screwed up my knees, plus family stuff

When I did it last year I got sick light cold which after 48hr turn into pneumonia. The worse part was climbing, I would start climb and get fever. By the time I got to Brattleboro I was coughing up blood. Luckily for me there was a doctor on the ride who gave me some antibiotics..

739mi looks hard still if you determined to enjoy the ride there're plenty time to. It took me 83.5hr to finish, out of which I spent ~30-35hr off the bike. I stopped by to get ice cream, visited a friend who lives off Rte 62, got decent sleep (~20hr).

Next year I intend to ride PBP in no less then 85hr. I've heard they serve wine and beer at checkpoints ;)
PBP also mentioned in articleDale Brigham
Aug 30, 2002 11:54 AM
The article also mentioned that the BMB "winner" plans to do Paris-Brest-Paris next year. Tres formidable! I'm sure he will be in the 80 hour group, so I'll never see him. (I'm an 84 hour group guy, and anyway, he's much faster than I.)

There is a slight error in the article, however, which stated, "The Paris-Brest-Paris ride is the original 750-mile Ultra-Marathon Cycling event, dating back to the early 1900's." Actually, PBP was first contested in 1891, making it the oldest regularly held cycling event of any kind in the world. It's the true granddaddy of all races and rides.

Have a great holiday weekend!