Friday, August 26, 2011

A Damn Good Effort

My brother, Neil, rode in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur this past week. Randonneuring is long distance cycling writ large. The Paris-Brest-Paris ride is 1,200 kilometers in 90 hours and requires that riders complete a series of shorter events that are still longer than most of us are ever likely to attempt. He almost made it. More than 77 hours and over 1,000 km into the ride he crashed, breaking his clavicle in the process and putting an end to his adventure.

I suspect he'll be back on the road as soon as possible. Neil is certainly the most accomplished cyclist I know.

You go, bro!

Heal well and quickly.



Blogger Neil Fleming said...

Disappointed not to complete, but it was a damn good effort. My ride report can be viewed at

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