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Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2019, 10:00:57 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?

I think a more accurate, if less poetically amusing, term would be 'compression packing'.

Diesel

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Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2019, 08:22:04 pm »
Here is the write up of my final build up ride and my kit list - nearly finalised.

I was reminded of lessons about pacing and feeding that I ought to know but my big learning was about how I'm going to try and just relax and enjoy it and not aim for a particular schedule. As part of this, I think I'll carry a bivvy bag so I can stop and sleep when and where I want.

https://ridewithgps.com/ride_reports/4236-a-final-practice

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2019, 11:19:27 am »
You will find people sleep anywhere on PBP, with and without a bivvy bag.  Personally I wouldn't bother this time.  If raining and sleepy a bivvy bag could be good but otherwise I'd just have a dose in what you are wearing.   

Diesel

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Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2019, 08:00:44 pm »
Thanks, I'll take lightweight sleeping kit so I can get some decent-ish sleep when I stop. I'll probably take a view on the likely overnight temp and weather though before I start and adjust plans as necessary

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2019, 08:07:53 pm »
Updated our blog - http://www.pbp2019.co.uk

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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2019, 11:25:07 pm »

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2019, 10:18:37 pm »
Just rescued my PBP 2011 report from the ride reports ghetto: https://audaxdarleaux.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/paris-brest-paris-2011-part-1/

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2019, 11:21:12 pm »
Nice read Deano and also read your LEL 17 blog whilst I was there.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2019, 12:43:52 pm »
Just rescued my PBP 2011 report from the ride reports ghetto: https://audaxdarleaux.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/paris-brest-paris-2011-part-1/

Seconded, a great read. Almost makes me look forward to it :-)

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2019, 10:25:16 pm »
Anybody with blogs for this year's PBP or even from previous years?
I went looking for the 2015 reports and found them at "How did it pan out for you?"
As a newbie I found @Ivo's report (link below) full of detail (the photos no longer displaying - but there a link to an album a few posts further on):
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=92609.msg1920219#msg1920219

redfalo

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Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2019, 09:44:36 pm »
If you can't convince, confuse.

https://cycling-intelligence.com/ - my blog on cycling, long distances and short ones

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2019, 12:59:16 am »
here’s mine https://cycling-intelligence.com/2015/11/25/87-very-special-hours-my-pbp-2015/

I really liked your blog Olaf.

I also liked this quote “What’s wrong with being treated like a cycling god for 4 days?“ from here https://andrewjamesheard.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/4th-pbp-well-see/

I am in for 2023 (I hope)

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2019, 08:38:48 pm »
Updated our blog. http://www.pbp2019.co.uk/

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2019, 09:35:18 pm »
On our way to Paris tomorrow. Hope to meet some of you there. Updated our blog - http://www.pbp2019.co.uk/

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2019, 09:48:27 pm »
Safe travels and hope you enjoy the spectacle that is PBP. I start ride down via ferry on Thu afternoon.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2019, 09:16:54 pm »
How'd you get on? Awaiting your next blog entry.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2019, 09:31:01 pm »
Mine's here: https://adultmale.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/pbp-2019/, but it's really not that exciting.

It'd be great to read about everyone else's experiences. There must be some great stories out there.


Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2019, 09:32:25 pm »
Mine's here: https://adultmale.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/pbp-2019/, but it's really not that exciting.

It'd be great to read about everyone else's experiences. There must be some great stories out there.

I loved reading that - picked up a lot of detail that I had possible 'blacked-out' but was so nice to relive!

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2019, 09:57:38 pm »
I've sent a brief account with some photos to Ged Lennox for Arrivée.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2019, 11:00:45 pm »
I've just about recovered emotionally to write something:

https://audaxnerd.co.uk/post/187309187478/were-anciennes-now

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2019, 02:10:15 pm »
I don't maintain a blog but wrote a blog-length write-up for my Strava.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2656108840

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2019, 02:51:07 pm »
Here is my updated blog of the experience. I didn't take many photos unfortunately but hopefully my words are gripping enough for you to read along anyway.

https://www.graceqom.com/journal/paris-brest-paris-2019/

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2019, 05:37:42 pm »
If you wanted to talk to more people then 80 hours just doesn't leave you enough time for that.
Join the lazy "tourists" and you can stop for a beer or coffee, chat with the locals  and get a bit more sleep on the last night.
Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the story.

FifeingEejit

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Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2019, 09:17:28 pm »
Still mulling over what to write, only got back yesterday morning.

Re: PBP Blogs
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2019, 08:06:38 am »
If you wanted to talk to more people then 80 hours just doesn't leave you enough time for that.
Join the lazy "tourists" and you can stop for a beer or coffee, chat with the locals  and get a bit more sleep on the last night.
Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the story.

This was my first PBP but now that I know how the event works, I would definitely be up for taking it slower next time. I was conscious of being out of time but obviously, in the end, I needn't have worried.