Paris Brest Paris 2015 – I finished!
On August 17, 2015, I rode in the longest solo ride of my life, and was proud to participate in the most famous long-distance randonnée event known as Paris-Brest-Paris.
This event, held every 4 years, brings thousands of riders from all over the world, and among them on this epic journey were the colors of Team PHenomenal Hope.
This ride was the farthest to date I’ve ever ridden at one time. I have only 3.5 days to cover 1230km (that’s 764 miles!), over twice the longest distance I’ve ever ridden solo.
Unlike many past ultracycling races, this time I didn’t have a crew with me guiding me every step of the way. Randonée events are about being self-supported, if your bike breaks, fix it. If you hurt somewhere, deal with it.
But I wasn’t riding alone. I was riding with the members of the PH community, PHriends and friends in my mind and heart.
More to come!