Ryan’s PBP Video

I’ve really enjoyed the stories that have come out of last week’s Paris-Brest-Paris. Above is my friend and training buddy Ryan Hamilton’s short video, seen entirely through the eyes of his bike-mounted camera. I was moved when seeing the great big bridge that leads into Brest. My eyes welled up when seeing the food stands in the middle of the night. I smiled when I saw our friend Bruno pedal so smoothly on his chrome-plated Concours de Machines Alex Singer (in the yellow jersey). It’s these experiences and emotions that make Paris-Brest-Paris so special.

Which is your favorite PBP story? Put a link in the comments, so we all can enjoy it.

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7 Responses to Ryan’s PBP Video

  1. Rod A Bruckdorfer says:

    The spirit of PBP and the spirit of randonneuring, thank you.

  2. mtbvfr says:

    Good choice of relaxing and harmonious music along with inspirational imagery. I only wish it was longer. 🙂

  3. Frank says:

    Very nice! Thank you for recording and posting.
    Ony observation: Many modern seat bags seem to have a lot of tail motion and wiggle around even during normal pedalling.

  4. Rod A Bruckdorfer says:

    I am surprise there were not more Carradice saddle bags, which do not “wag” on PBP.

  5. Olivier Sels says:

    Rode my first PBP in 2003 as a 29 year old. 3 kids and 16 years later my wife supported me in going again and see if I would enjoy it again. 74 hours of simple life: cycle, eat, sleep. Enjoyed every minute of it on my newly built chromed Alex Singer. See you in 4 years👍. Nice movie by the way👍

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