Monday, September 17, 2007

Paris Brest Paris 2007

A the end of August, I completed my first Paris Brest Paris (1250Km non stop) in 80H 3min.
The weather was very bad and I got a lot of rain during the first 480Km. Roads are not flat but if you choose the right gear then it is not a big deal. (11000 climb).
My High racer recumbent (10.2Kg naked) was surprisingly fast up-hill compared to other recumbents.
I used liquid food 640 from OVERSTIM and MALTO+HIDRIXIR in a separate bottle. These products work very well with my body and I now think that they make a huge different after 600Km. Your legs never feel empty and your body gets the energy on time every 10min.
The recumbent was a real advantage in the last 400Km because we could ride faster than normal bikes and we had no saddle pain. I overtook more than 500 guys who struggle to find the right position on their bike.

I did this PBP to explore my limits and I found that my kees need attention ( more training, more cold protection or new position).
I will certainly do PBP again but with a target of 70H next time.
Next long race: Bordeaux-Paris 2008 -650Km - target 25H


Blogger Vik said...

Hey Malric - Awesome CF recumbent. Congrats on PBP.

Would you be interested in putting an entry on the Long Distance Recumbents site?

If so you can email me at threeohm at gmail dot com

safe riding,


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