Re: [Classicrendezvous] PBP

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From: "Tony Zanussi" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] PBP
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 19:24:08 EDT

Well, I would love to do P-B-P myself, and am setting my sights on 2003, BUT, and a big one, is that you must definitely have the money, flexible job schedule, and the vacation time to even qualify! At least I have 2+ years to figure this all out. I have the bike now, but just started finacing my move and starting a new job search for KC. I would love to get a group of midwestern riders together next year to ride the Ragbrai in Iowa, a ride I have wanted to do since 1978. No qualification I believe, just have to gain acceptance via drawing or similar.

Tony Zanussi

----Original Message Follows---- From: Jerry Moos <> To: CC:, Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] PBP Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 15:52:18 -0400

Well, I'm not sure I can meet the entrance requirements. One must complete, in the year of the PBP, separate sanctioned brevets of 200km, 300km, 400km, and 600km, all within the time limits. It also appears that the rule means that the rides must be in the CALENDAR YEAR of PBP, not just the prior 12 months. Since PBP takes place in late August, this means one has to do all this in less than 8 months, probably more like 6 months to leave time to get the results registered, and have one's PBP application processed. That's pretty difficult for a person working full time, especially here in PA, where the weather isn't favorable until April. I guess I can take the first step by riding a 200km brevet next year. You have 14 hours, I believe, so I can probably handle that as I did last month's NEOC 100 miles in slightly over 10 hours, including changing a flat (even though my knee hurt the last 20 miles). Not so sure about a 200, 300, 400 and 600 all in the first half of 2003 though. It's a pretty significant achievement just to qualify for PBP, let alone to complete it.


Jerry "knee hurts just thinking about it" Moos wrote:

> Listers! > I'm up for PBP 2003! > Who's with me! > > Scott "Need to build a better butt in preparation" Smith > > _______________________________________________ > Classicrendezvous mailing list > >


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