Am I too lazy to be a randonneur?

19 01 2011

I have the jersey!

What does it take to be a randonneur?


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19 01 2011
Chris uropean

Time….lots and lots of time. And fenders, dynamo front hub, esoteric European lighting system, TIG-welded stainless steel polished rear rack to carry a made-in-Germany trunk bag, kickstand from Switzerland, a front rack with an integrated decaleur, a leather-and-waxed-cotton front handlebar bag made in England to fit on said decaleur, Brooks saddle, hammered Honjo fenders, tires wide enough to fit your Pugsley with reflective stripe on their sidewalls, some part or accessory made by Nitto of Japan

Or you can pick up any late ’70′s Nishiki, Raleigh, Schwinn or Miyata road bike.

Don’t forget airfare to France for PBP!

Chris ;-)

19 01 2011
Brian Ogilvie

Primarily, you need the ability to keep eating even when you don’t feel like it, because you know that if you don’t eat, you’re gonna bonk. Once you’ve got that down, everything else is pretty easy!

19 01 2011
steve Fuller

A bike, some lights, and the ability to suffer.

19 01 2011
bikeboy999

E-bike, hiden in the seat post like the supposed racer bike in Paris Roubaix a few years back. :-) Or as Phil says, “just do it”.

B

20 01 2011
vik

@Brian – I was reading some stats about PBP [probably in BQ] where the #1 reason for DNFing was gastrointestinal/food issues.

Kind of funny because most people are worried about saddle issues or bike breaking down.

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