Gentle 200 km and some rain

It’s been twenty days after Paris-Brest-Paris. I am still dealing with tingling and numbness in my toes and fingertips. Nothing unexpected. The good news is – I am feeling great overall. In all honesty – I feel I can tackle another 1200 ride tomorrow. Ok, let’s slow down and come back to reality. The next big […]

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Bon Courage, Bon route. Paris Brest Paris 2015. Exceeding the expectations ! ! !

Every four years from 1891 has been conducted one of the most prestigious cycling marathons in the world – Paris-Brest-Paris. 1200 km on a bicycle from the capital, to the furthest point west by the Atlantic Ocean, and back. This is the oldest cycling event on the open road. Competition until 1951, conducted every 10 years. Starting  from  the […]

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Mothers of all 300km and Northern exposure 400km

  The name of the 300 brevet is Mothers of all 300km. It sure does lives up to its name. The elevation gain was 14k for 186 miles. This was the greatest suffering. All you need to do is look at the elevation profile . Steep section after steep section and then some more. No […]

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2014 DCR Wilderness Campaign 200k

Last Saturday was the first 200km this year with DC Randonneurs. The forecast was for a pleasant day and temperatures in the 60s. I was not feeling very well the previous two days, but I also was not  just simply missing the ride. So lets see . . .  preparation, preparation. I am always amazed […]

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2011 ACP Frederick 300 km

On May 7  2011 was my first 300 km ride in USA. It was the ACP Frederick 300 km. We started from  Fort Detrick Hampton Inn at 5 am sharp. I checked in at 4:45am. Credit for the pictures to William Smith and William Beck             It was still dark out […]

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Last Train from Clarksville 200K

This Saturday was my second 200km brevet of the year.  For February  I decided on doing “Last Train from Clarksville 200 km”, a route designed by Crista Borras fr0m DC Randonneurs. Starts and ends in  Clarksville,MD. It is a loop with 7600 feet climbing – I think average for DC Randonneurs rides. As Crista describes […]

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X Marks the Spot 200 K

This year the plan is to go for  R-12 award . My cycling year started in September 2013. I completed  my second physical therapy. Then for few months I was doing plenty of stretching and riding 10 to 15 miles few times a week. I was going to take my time this year and not […]

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My first brevet in USA – Urbana 200K

After few years living in the US going back to randonneuring was on my list . The passion for cycling was kicking me in my butt to continue. Commuting to work every day, I was physically ready . I have done all rides from the  SR Series in Bulgaria, but it has been almost 10 […]

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Looking in the past

I was looking for old pictures today , so the stories about early years in cycling can continue. After all, this was the reason why i became in love with cycling for life . Pictures alone speak for themselves. I mentioned earlier , that Dr. Plamen Bujev was the heart of every event, and he […]

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The love for Randonneuring

I started this blog today to keep all memories, friends and pictures -in one place. My first serous cycling year was back in 1999. Born in Bulgaria, in the small town of Popovo (population 20K) . At that time it was very hard to get your parents to buy you a bike. Most people were […]

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