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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First 200 km brevet in under 8 hours

I decided to race another brevet. Sailing down to Solomon’s permanent was a good option.  I’m very familiar with this route. It is also relatively flat, so it was the perfect training ride. It is probably similar to Florida, where my first 24 hour race will take place in February. Flat, windy and cool. My […]

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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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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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