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Amazing!!!! Looks like instead of a 2-hour nap, you could have gotten 4 hours because you finished with 2 hours to spare! Well done, Bill!
Looks like a beautiful route, but I'm curious why/how you chose that route? Was it pre-designated for this purpose (and were there other riders?) If not, why not do a colossal 600k tour of San Diego County?
Hi Chris - Audax is pretty strict - there are control points, lots of safety considerations, obligatory climbing and distance. The French organization (ACP) delegates to Randonneur USA (RUSA) who has organizers who submit rides which need review and approval - then you just turn up and ride it (and go to all the controls including secret one) You have a 'Brevet' card which you fill in and hand in at the end. These people are sticklers for detail! Lose your Brevet card and you're stuffed - no qualifying ride - no PBP entry!
This particular Audax was designed with a 2am night start like the start time for PBP - with half the climbing of the PBP too.
oh - and I didn't nap for 2 hours - I wish I had though - I ate two plates of lasagna, drank lots of fluids, had a shower, recharged/swapped all the baterries out and had *21* mins of sleep. Next time need more! Was horrible later..
Wow what a remarkable ride, Bill!! I can't imagine doing that much riding on very little sleep with all the strict conditions that you have to adhere to, for PBP!! Your an inspiration to us all!!
Wow - pretty amazing Bill. If you want a nice easy ride & you happen to be in UK in Summer, look up the Dunwich Dynamo. I did it a while ago, it's a night ride to the Suffolk beach from Hackney - a mere 110 miles, starts at around 9-10pm. All begin by a group of London couriers who just wanted to ¨go to the beach¨ at the end of a day's work!
WOW!!! ONLY you could find something MORE EPIC than BWR15!!!!! EXTREMELY OUTSTANDING!!!
Congrats on another epic accomplishment
Wow, wow, wow. GO You good thing!
Awesome Bill. Great route too - climbing back-loaded. Feeling PBP ready??
That is a big ride Bill great job!!!
What?!! I thought I was reading Km's when I first saw this (which would still be impressive) but no, those are miles!!! Amazing!!!
Holy Cow Bill! your doing a lot of miles on that Elliptigo- amazing
Meaning first thing I saw was 375 miles, duh the thing is actually called correctly 600K
Thanks everyone! Big relief to qualify for the PBP in France with the 200, 300, 400 and 600k completed. The night start and approximately half PBP elevation gain are good confidence builders for August but I'm far from 'ready' Adam!
Holy Eliptago madness! Hell of a ride Bill! HUGE kudos and congrats you animal!
Bravo & Congratulations!!!
Extraordinary, Bill. Congrats.
Missed you at BWR!
A great accomplishment Bill
Good lord Bill, makes my upcoming ride pale into insignificance! I'm very impressed!
Nice ride Bill, glad you skipped the nap at mile 335 and very cool that strava counts it as one ride. I thought it might get split.
Here's some perspective... I did 6 repeats of the Cabrillo Tide Pools this morning (10.8 miles, 1.1 hours). I would have to do about 35 repeats of my 6 repeats (210 total) to equal Bill's accomplishment. Mind boggling!
Hey John. My only gripe with Strava is that they limit the Gran Fondo challenge each month to rides under 24hrs - so this didn't count! Boohoo :)
Pete - London to Paris in 24hrs is way cool and a significant ride by the looks of it! You'll have a blast. Plus the enforced rest on the ferry is a good time for some zzzz 's :)
I bow before you, your majesty!!!
Dude. Thanks for noticing the change in speed - due to a new carbon bike. We're all looking forward to seeing you soon.