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PBP Blogs
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:05:44 pm »
Anybody with blogs for this year's PBP or even from previous years?

I'm still putting ours together but you can find it here - www.pbp2019.co.uk

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 04:20:45 pm »
I'll be doing a similar thing in the next couple of weeks. Will post a link once it's live.

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 01:49:16 pm »
Here's mine from 2015 https://wordpress.com/post/robmcivor.wordpress.com/712

and a somewhat more impressionistic account from when I rode to raise some money for charity in 2011 https://www.justgiving.com/teams/rob-mcivor
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 05:40:34 pm »

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 10:13:22 pm »
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

vorsprung

  • Opposites Attract
    • Audaxing
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 01:29:23 pm »
various posts on my blog https://audaxing.wordpress.com/tag/PBP/

mainly about 2011
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marcusjb

  • Full of bon courage.
    • Occasional wittering
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 12:10:53 pm »
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 06:00:44 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 07:13:00 pm »
Updated our blog after my crash. www.pbp2019.co.uk

Also now looking for a lightweight full face helmet?

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 09:39:55 am »
Here's my blog from yesteryear:

http://challengemenace.blogspot.com/2011/08/pbp-2011.html

Cheers,

Doo
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 08:06:20 pm »
Updated our blog. http://www.pbp2019.co.uk/

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 09:55:03 pm »
Updated our PBP Blog with ride reporst of the Massamagrell 600k - www.pbp2019.co.uk

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2019, 11:16:25 am »
Another update. Im back on the bike now targeting another 600 in mid June. I just want to ride PBP so bad! Home Page is www.pbp2019.co.uk and our qualifiers are at http://www.pbp2019.co.uk/category/our-rides/pbp-qualifiers/

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2019, 05:47:24 pm »
Updated our PBP Blog - http://www.pbp2019.co.uk/

Diesel

  • or Richard
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2019, 02:39:31 pm »
I don't blog normally but thought it was worth capturing some of this. Here is my journey so far... https://ridewithgps.com/ride_reports/4137-the-journey-to-paris-brest-paris

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2019, 05:39:30 pm »
Four Paris-Brest articles and sundry other stuff by me and others here: http://www.ukcyclist.co.uk/reports-articles

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2019, 08:11:15 pm »
Updated our blog with the Salamanca 600 - www.pbp2019.co.uk

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2019, 06:52:35 pm »
I managed to extract my account of PBP 1999 from an ancient version of Word.

http://audaxdemon.co.uk/2019/06/25/paris-brest-paris-1999/

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2019, 06:56:21 pm »
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2019, 07:45:39 pm »
I managed to extract my account of PBP 1999 from an ancient version of Word.

http://audaxdemon.co.uk/2019/06/25/paris-brest-paris-1999/

The pub in the square wasn't in Merleac, but in St Martin des Pres, and was called the Auberge St Hubert, it was last open for PBP in 2011, by which time it was a pizza restaurant. The locals had a stall there in 2015. There was nothing in Merleac in 2015, there'd been a stall there in 2011, in 1999 the boulangerie was open at night.
The bridge before Brest is an interesting open-spandrel concrete arch structure, which has a lower deck where a railway once ran. The adjacent motorway bridge is cable-stayed.



1999 also had distance added in for a roadworks diversion, and two extra hours were allowed.

Thanks for all the work in getting us booked into PBP over the years, as AUK's ACP correspondent.

cygnet

  • I'm part of the association
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2019, 11:03:01 pm »
It's images like this I blame for completely missing seeing the cable stay bridge the first time I rode.

My brain interprets this as being shot from "down river" for some reason.

Folks, the cable stay bridge is on your RHS as you cross the √Člorn
I Said, I've Got A Big Stick

Maverick

  • One of the rural idle
    • Twoberries
Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2019, 08:57:34 am »
Here is my account from 2011
http://www.twoberries.scot/?page_id=22

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2019, 02:05:39 pm »
I managed to extract my account of PBP 1999 from an ancient version of Word.

http://audaxdemon.co.uk/2019/06/25/paris-brest-paris-1999/

Gosh!  That seems like a long time ago.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2019, 02:07:17 pm »
I managed to extract my account of PBP 1999 from an ancient version of Word.

http://audaxdemon.co.uk/2019/06/25/paris-brest-paris-1999/

Gosh!  That seems like a long time ago.

Do you still have the self inflating luggage?

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2019, 09:25:41 pm »
Updated our blog - http://www.pbp2019.co.uk/