Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sri Kailash or Shree Kailas?

Sri Kailash, fabled home of Shiva and Shakti in the Himalayas. But for us our very own Shree Kailas Patil not fabled but truly a home to a lot of SHAKTI.
Read on 
http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/PUBLICATIONS/HT/HM/2011/10/09/ArticleHtmls/1200km-in-75-hrs-City-cyclist-endures-French-09102011009001.shtml?Mode=1


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Calender for 2012

The last date for finalising the 2012 BRM Calender is extended by ACP  to 07OCT11.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

PBP 2011 Results before Homologation!

http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/pbp2011/index2.php?lang=fr&cat=presentation&page=resultats_2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

My friend Roger Le Nen from Brittany


Roger Le Nen on the right of the Indian.
Roger Le Nen, the president of Cyclo-Club Sant├ęcois.
He finished PBP in 67hrs 33mins!!!

He beats his own record of four years ago when he completed his FIFTH Paris-Brest-Paris in 71hrs.



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Calender of BRMs for 2012

All Randonneurs must be aware that the BRM calender is November to October and the present year is drawing to a close.
We have now to finalise the BRM calender for 01NOV11 to 31OCT12.
If anyone wishes to be an organiser do let us know the dates you need and the distance for that date.

Step two your route will have to be approved.
 The link below gives the form which you must fill for approval of the route.
http://www.audax-club-parisien.com/download/Approval_application_form_BRM_route.xls
Please fill this form and send me by email.
You must also e-mail me the route  in http://www.mapmyride.com or http://www.openrunner.com or some such software.
Our email is dongarmaltroll@gmail.com.
My number is +919967587326
I will continue to be available 24x7.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Indians make History The Indian express Report of our PBP attempt.


The links given below will take you to the Indian Express report by Ms Akruti
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/indian-pedalpower-5-from-city-to-vie-for-biking-honours-in-paris/835135/

and
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mumbaikar-touches-finishing-line-at-european-cycling-event/839898/

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Opening and Closing Time of the Controls at PBP2011


There has been a lot of confusion because of the advise given by volunteers during the PBP.
 The check point volunteers were told , not to notice the control times because there were too many starts. For the volunteers, it would have been a nightmare to check the time rider per rider. Of course, it is not exactly what is put in the PBP rules but that the  decision was as an organizer's right.
The rule for making the controles is as below:-

Article 14 : Opening and Closing Time of the Controls
The opening and closing times indicated in the brevet card must be respected scrupulously.
Note : For riders starting from 04:00 p.m. to 05:30 p.m., all opening times are free. Riders must arrive at each control within the time limits. Only a serious material incident may be accepted as justification for late arrival, and the delay must be recovered within the next two controls at the latest .

Hope this clears the doubts of who qualifies and who does'nt.
Ofcourse the final decision wil be relayed to us after the ACP meets for homologation.