PBP USA Wiki

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.  

What is Randonneuring (Audax)?

How do you explain to someone why they should ride a long distance on a bicycle, through the night, through the wind, through the sun, through the cold, through the rain, through whatever conditions fickle fate decides to throw at you? [Puddle]

How to Avoid Heart Disease

Beyond Cholesterol — What Really Causes Heart Disease? According to Dr. Thomas Dayspring, a lipidologist (expert on cholesterol), and Director of Cardiovascular Education at Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT), most heart attacks are due to insulin resistance. He has also stated that LDL “is a near-worthless predictor for cardiovascular issues.” Evidence suggests high …

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Another Sub-$600 Electric Drivetrain

Archer Components seems to be delivering on the Xshifter promises: “The D1x Trail Shifter transforms nearly any mechanical 1x drivetrain into a high performance electronic shifting machine. This is retrofit electronic shifting. The bike you rode today could be digitally tuned and shifting smooth tomorrow.”

Cold Weather Riding

Road Bike Rider has some useful tips for cold weather riding: What to wear cycling at every temperature. Keep your feet warm more Solutions for Keeping Feet Warm 9 Tips for Winter Cycling Training The Complete Guide to Winter Bicycling Winterize Your Bike

PBP Statistics

From Eric Nichols on the Randon group: A kind anonymous soul has put together this searchable website of all PBP results from 1931 through 2019: http://www.pbpresults.com/results It’s searchable by year, country, bike type, start group, etc. The 2019 numbers are probably unofficial results scavenged from various data sources. The finishing rate in 2019 was the …

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Deja Vous

This was my first recumbent, on which I completed PBP in 2003. The handling was excellent but the narrow high-pressure tyres gave it a harsh ride on rough roads and was almost impossible to ride on unsealed surfaces. The tailbox helped streamline the bike and also provided a large storage space which, along with the …

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