2017 National 24h Challenge Ride report: What I learned from my first 24h race.

Me and Andrea Matney from DC Randonneurs decided to combine forces and do the national 24 hour Challenge. I was not planning on participating but this is the last edition until further notice and I wasn’t going to miss it. Things were so much easier that  way. This would be my first 24 hour event […]

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Frederick 300km ride report – “Forget the elevation profile “

While many of you are out there riding Fleche in the rain, I finally had a chance to finish my ride report. Bon route to you and  stay dry. May the winds be with you . . . Can`t wait to hear the stories. I guess I never want to learn my lesson. Instead of […]

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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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Last step before France. ACP Shenandoah 600 km

To qualify for the famoust Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 km a rider must complete a series of events under the sanction of Audax Club Parisien (ACP) . Successfull completion of those rides gives one the title Super Randonneur. I have done all distances in Bulgaria, but  in different years. This will be my second consecutive ACP Super Randonneur […]

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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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My 2014. Few quotes. New goals !

What a year.  Thanks for being part of my adventure on two wheels.   My 2014 looked like this in digits: Total miles – 4271.26 (70 bike rides) RUSA rides in km- 4448 (22 brevets) Hours on the bike – 291.77 (12.16 days ! ) Calories burned – 188 953 ( according to mapmyride 🙂 ) Awards and […]

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“The sidewalk is for humans, you have no business here, go on the street. “

Today was an excellent day for cycling.  With temperatures up in the 60s i did my regular training route.  Getting out of Laurel,  up Brock Bridge Rd towards Fulton. Despite being warm, the wind was blowing in my face all the way to Olney. There, i reached Rd 650 and Norbeck Rd. Furthermore i finally […]

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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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