Many of you are probably aware of PBP - Paris-Brest-Paris, the 1200K cycling event that has been run in France since 1891 - one of the oldest cycling events around. It's run every four years, and has a strict set of qualifications that must be met by all starters. The winning time is usually around 44 hours, that's an average of 16.6MPH!
David Montanaro, one of the Principals of our Sponsor, Pallino Pastaria, is doing the Paris-Brest-Paris bike ride. This is a HUGE event.
You can track his progress here: http://suivi.paris-brest-paris.org/P063.html
Velonews coverage of the last event: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/08/news/feature-paris-brest-paris-the-ultimate-event_190550
Local Randonneur rider Jan Heine wrote this report: http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=presentation&page=competition_ou_rando
More on local rando riding: http://www.seattlerandonneur.org/
One rider's movie of his 2011 PBP ride: