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Just finished the 400km Brevet here in Greece...(4 posts)

Just finished the 400km Brevet here in Greece...SGrouts
Apr 20, 2003 1:01 AM
Me and my friends started at 21:20 Friday and finished at 13:20 Saturday. We were in front of the pack leading the way through strong headwinds for 15 hours and yet we managed to finish first. ( i almost quited at 160km because my well known knee pain started but i managed after 50km of rest behind the pack to overcome it). 50km before the finish me and my 3 friends formed a single rider train (over 35km/hour speed) and finished 4th to 7th of a total 50 riders. (there were 3 other riders who finished first a long time ago (the third was a strong teamate of mine who got away alone at the 280km)).

That was all. I am very proud to have 49 people of all ages and genders as co-riders to that long events. I wish them health and happy- strong rides until their last bithdays.

Ride on.

whats a brevet?nmthe bull
Apr 20, 2003 4:53 AM
From :
Apr 20, 2003 5:19 AM
What is a brevet?
Again, this is a French word for which we have no direct translation for its cycling usage. In general, it means a "patent", "certificate", or "diploma". For the randonneur, the randonnée, they have entered is often called a "brevet". This is typically a challenging 200-, 300-, 400-, 600-, 1000- or 1200- kilometer ride, each with a specific time limit. The randonneur carries a brevet card, which is signed and stamped at each checkpoint along the way to prove they have covered the distance successfully. (Losing the card, or missing a required checkpoint is a very bad thing to do!) Also, pronounce the word correctly: "brevet" rhymes with "say" or "Chevrolet", not "get" or "let".
Greece? this cool, do the have web site? nmcyclopathic
Apr 21, 2003 3:26 AM