The 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris, or "PBP" as it is commonly called, is a grueling test of human endurance and cycling ability. Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.
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Today's randonneur cyclists, while no longer riding the primitive machines used a hundred years ago over dirt roads or cobblestones, still have to face up to rough weather, endless hills, and pedaling around the clock. A 90-hour time limit ensures that only the hardiest randonneurs earn the prestigious PBP finisher's medal and have their name entered into the event's "Great Book" along with every other finisher going back to the very first PBP. 6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.
To become a PBP ancien (or ancienne for the ladies) is to join a very elite group of cyclists who have successfully endured this mighty challenge.
Our guest, Billy Edwards has achieved ancien status twice with a 49hr48 min time in 2011 and 54hr36 min this year in 2019.
Billy "The Kid" Edwards coaches the United States Naval Academy Triathlon Team. He has been coaching the Navy Club sport since 2008. Billy also coaches and consults competitive and beginner triathletes all over the country. His professional coaching background includes USA Triathlon and USA cycling certifications.
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