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Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Randonneurs from around the world

It's interesting to read statements from the various countries where PBP-qualifying brevets are run (click on "Country presentation"):


I didn't know that unlike the United States, where RUSA is in charge of brevets in all states, Canadian provinces each have their own organization: Alberta, British Columbia, etc.

Laurent and I talked a while ago about brevets in Japan, so I think he will be interested to read this (http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/EN/index.php?showpage=385):

"As I mentioned before, almost 50 BRMs, from 200km to 1000km, are held annually in Japan. Audax Japan hopes to host a 1200km BRM sometime in the near future. Most of the BRMs showcase the best that Japan has to offer, such as Mt. Fuji, the Japan-Alps, Noto Peninsula, Hida area, the Biwako-lake, and Hokkaido, among others. Most BRMs pass through quiet, rural areas where the traditional lifestyle of Japan is preserved. We take great pride in the BRM routes that have been developed over the years. And thus it is with great pleasure that we invite the global Randonneuring community to come for a ride in Japan."

And from the Audax UK statement (http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/EN/index.php?showpage=388), you see that Flèches have become very popular to those crazy British:

"In recent years AUK's Easter Arrows, our version of the Flèches Vélocio, have given rise to lively competition between teams who find the idea of a mere 360 km in April an insufficient challenge. This year the leading team covered 564 km!"

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Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject:

Thanks for the links.

Another compelling reason to ride events in Japan would be the public baths, since there is surely no better place to refresh and recover after (or during) a brevet.

The BC Randonneurs' PBP page also has an excellent collection of worldwide riders' experiences:

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