A great report of one man’s experience
Just Keep Pedalling
“The Journey to the Other Side” a documentary of the 2017 event
Jo Wood’s fascinating dynamic bulge chart shows progress of the 6000 riders of the 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle randonnée.
The animation shows where and when riders were bunched up on the road and at controls.
Abandons (DNFs) can also be seen accumulating at various controls along the route.
Circles used to indicate bunches at controls of more than 200 riders, coloured by the most common group of riders:
Loudeac is always very busy and it is easy to spend far too long there.
Data based on provisional results from Audax Club Parisien (thanks to Axel Koenig for help with assembling the data). There are currently some errors in the original data, especially for the later DNFs and at the Loudeac control.
The PBP USA Wiki was created as a place to share information relevant to US riders going to PBP, wikipedia-style.
No doubt much of the information may be useful for residents of other countries.
Access the PBP USA Wiki here.
Do you have trouble deciding what to wear when the weather is uncertain?
The pain of late autumn/fall cycling comes from not knowing what to wear on any given ride in the fluctuating colder weather.
John Yoder found that David Ertl’s guidelines for what you might wear across a range of temperatures was a great start but he needed to refine it for his needs.
See John’s take on winter clothing.
The official list of finishers:
Both Paris-Brest-Paris and London-Edinburgh-London are ruddy fantastic events.
Taking part and finishing was among the best experiences I’ve ever had.
Click: PBP is a party, while LEL is an adventure.
Continue reading “LEL and PBP – how do they compare?”
When going for a ride make sure you have:
- a cell phone,
- personal identification,
- emergency contact, and
- something to write with.
If you have been in a bicycle crash you need to do these:
- Call the police and/or an ambulance immediately.
If you are unable to do so, ask someone to help.
- Always wait for the police to arrive and file an official report.
A police report provides documentation detailing the incident, including the identity of witnesses.
- Get the business card of the officer.
- Leave your bike in the same state it was after the crash, if possible.
It is best if the police see the accident scene undisturbed.
- Obtain the contact information of any witnesses.
- Immediately seek medical attention, either at the scene, the emergency room, hospital or doctor’s office.
When in doubt go to the ER!
Give all complaints to the doctor.
Medical records are proof that you were injured and document the extent of your injuries.
- Take photos of injuries and your bicycle.
- Never negotiate with the driver of the vehicle, regardless of who may be at fault.
- Get the driver’s name and his or her insurance information, along with the names of any passengers.
- Make no statement to insurance until you talk to a lawyer.