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- #Repost (@cyclosomatic): My first proper all-road ride on the new @reneherse Juniper Ridge 650b x 48mm tires was a complete success. For my first time on Gatineau Park trails this year, 60k of mostly dirt to Wakefield felt like the best way to crack the seal. The JRs truly do feel fine on pavement, and are totally in their element on the trails. I’m a big fan of their slightly ‘tall’, profile, which makes for a nice overall shape to the casing, and lots of protection from bottom-outs on rocks. Fast and stable, their tread blocks provide consistent grip without and hint of squirm. I think I’ll end up spending a lot of time on these this year! With 3/4 dudes on 650b, I think it’s fair to say this format is finally taking hold!Did you see the big interview with @iamtedking and the latest in his #GroadtoKanza series? On the blog today (link in bio). #gravelracing@crustbikes new fixed-gear break-away Lightning Bolt runs #renehersetires Juniper Ridge 650B x 48 dual-purpose knobbies. #allroadbike
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Category Archives: PBP Preparation
Paris-Brest-Paris, one of the world’s oldest long-distance events, is held every four years. 2019 is a ‘PBP Year,’ and thousands of cyclists all over the world are preparing to ride 1200 km (750 miles) from France’s capital to its westernmost … Continue reading
The first Paris-Brest-Paris was held as a “utilitarian race” in 1891. Organized by the newspaper Le Petit Journal, the big event started with a parade through Paris, before the cyclists raced off toward France’s westernmost city, some 600 km distant. … Continue reading
Paris-Brest-Paris is less than a week away. That means that training is over. Any hard or long rides from now will just fatigue your body, rather than make it stronger. All you can do to get your body into top … Continue reading
Paris-Brest-Paris is less than three weeks away. If you are riding in the 1200 km ride, you already have qualified and trained. You will have thought about your equipment and tried any changes that you may want to make. Your … Continue reading
Whether you are going to ride a brevet with an eye on qualifying for Paris-Brest-Paris, whether you plan to ride a century or race, or whether you just want to enjoy exploring this season, having your bike in good condition … Continue reading
If you have been around randonneurs lately, you’ll have noticed a buzz around three letters: PBP. The 1200 km ride from Paris to Brest and back has captured the imagination of cyclists for more than a century. It’s now organized … Continue reading
A number of readers have asked about randonneuring, and more specifically, about which bike is best to get started with randonneuring. I recommend that you gradually ease into long-distance riding, and also incrementally change your equipment as you gain more … Continue reading