• LAST kit fitting session #3

    Gilles'

    This is our third and last fitting session - your final opportunity to come, try things on and make final decision on what sizes to order. This is also still open to everyone who has been hesitating so far - it is your chance to see what we will be ordering, and perhaps change your mind and participate in the order after all? The idea is to have a *shortish* event - as it is not our usual social pub night out, and we don't want to overuse our hosts' hospitality - so let's just try what we want to try, have a quick drink and snack (so BYOB!), chat for a while, and try to wrap it all up before 21h. What you can expect to see in the sample kit: 1) Things we will order, as we have met Castelli's limits here: - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey - S, M, L, XL, 2XL - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort - M, L, XL, 2XL 2) Things we will almost surely order, as we have *just* met the limits, so we should be fine, unless someone changes their mind: - Aero Pro Women's Jersey - S, M, L - Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey - M, L, XL, 2XL 3) Things we might order, as we almost met the limits, but still need like 1-2 people to say "yes" (so these are just a teaser to make you want them more): - Sorpasso Team Winter Bibtight - M, L, XL 4) And finally what we still need more people for to be able to order: - Aero race Gloves - S, M, L Designs are almost final now, but still might slightly change. "3d views" should be added some time later this week. Group orange version: - jersey - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CD7yBENxK-BpjSYqGn6VL3x4t2QccjOS - bibshort - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZxhRX_aIJbZ193yhTeZz40FJ0DMvBrYl Black #suicidalpunks edition (we need few more people for these to be able to order them, especially bibshorts): - jersey: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oQL48v3SUSYB2bktKs1rMA8MDqpTH2oh - bibshort: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j1b17GBI1D2N_IhM0zFwAjKUiWay3KBj Note that we will order black edition (assuming these is enough takers to meet minimum order limits, ie 10 items per type) only if there is still enough people up for the orange version. As Jake did put it - be there or be 🔲 ! Huge thanks to our new host - Gilles!

  • PCB kit order - dernière ligne droite

    Needs a location

    So, this might be our last public event before we start talking money, asking Castelli for a quote and placing the final order. But if someone still wants to join, feel free, it's still not too late - just read on! WHAT WE WILL/MIGHT ORDER Almost surely we will be ordering (meaning we have met Castelli's minimum order limits here): - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey (group orange) - https://www.castelli-cycling.com/fr-en/custom-cycling-clothing/men/tops/p/430020219P-002 - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort (group orange) - https://www.castelli-cycling.com/fr-en/custom-cycling-clothing/men/bottoms/p/430041619P-010 Most probably we will be ordering (we *just* met the limits, so we should be fine, unless someone changes their mind): - Aero Pro Women's Jersey (group orange) - Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey Quite possibly we will be ordering (we almost met the limits, but still need like 1-2 people to say "yes"): - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey (#suicidalpunks black) - at least extra 1-4 needed - Sorpasso Team Winter Bibtight - at least extra 1-2 needed We still need more people to be able to order: - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort (#suicidalpunks black) - at least extra 4-6 needed - Aero race Gloves - at least extra 4-5 needed HOW TO JOIN THE ORDER Just add yourself to the order spreadsheet here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xeUQ60MouEDdX6cH1RX-RZ2yMmhWGnsYyAWxiPfw9rI/edit (remember to scroll the sheet right, there is more there) (also, give me a shout if you would like to add something else there too) Or if you can't access/edit the spreadsheet for whatever reason, just send me a Meetup/Whatsapp message, and I could do it for you. Mind you - RSVPing to this event is not enough to participate in the order - you need to complete the order spreadsheet too! DESIGNS These are almost final, but might still change slightly. "3d views" should be added some time next week. Group orange version: - jersey - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CD7yBENxK-BpjSYqGn6VL3x4t2QccjOS - bibshort - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZxhRX_aIJbZ193yhTeZz40FJ0DMvBrYl Black #suicidalpunks edition: - jersey: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oQL48v3SUSYB2bktKs1rMA8MDqpTH2oh - bibshort: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j1b17GBI1D2N_IhM0zFwAjKUiWay3KBj Note that we will order black edition (assuming these is enough takers to meet minimum order limits, ie 10 items per type) only if there is still enough people up for the orange version. FITTING SESSIONS We have already done our 2 planned fitting sessions. For those who didn't come, the general consensus was "go (at least) 1 size up compared to Castelli sizing tables". We could still do another one, but it would need a host/place to happen - so if you want to host one, just let me know. I am available on the evenings of 5th and 9th of December (I'm away Fri-Sun next weekend), then the fitting kit needs to go back. Alternatively someone could swing by my place in Boulogne earlier and get it for a weekend fitting session, and then bring it back afterwards. Just let me know - either comment here, send a PM or email, or ping me on Whatsapp. QUESTIONS/DISCUSSION Discuss here, or in the dedicated Whatsapp group - just add Dqk9giWxEMHHgRYJOR6xsk at the end of https://chat.whatsapp.com/ (such a new silly anti-spam protection). LINKS/MATERIALS Castelli: - custom mini-site: https://www.castelli-cycling.com/fr-en/custom-cycling-clothing - catalog: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9NzzZjQ5sUqWGVWQlR6Y1Z1Q1JIUGlpM0duRVNWb0F4NDZJ - price list: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9NzzZjQ5sUqRjN5bGlEUEJnSVozZlkwX0ZSeW1NaktTak84 Previous events with more info: - https://www.meetup.com/Paris-Cycling-B-Group/events/265996489/ - https://www.meetup.com/Paris-Cycling-B-Group/events/264702363/ Gallery of previous edition: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nt3Sm1f9BAbYcLya8

  • #CC11: Paris > Versailles > Paris

    L'Arc Café.

    Official page: https://classics-challenge.cc/post/107 Lazy copy-pasta: Pour le dernier CC de l’année, on vous propose comme l'an dernier une petite boucle Paris-Paris. Et rebelote, on inverse l’ordre des départ, les plus rapides partent en dernier pour pouvoir se retrouver nombreux au Km0 et partager des bières. À quelques jours de Noël, c'est l'occasion de fêter dignement cette troisième saison. En attendant la quatrième... Le parcours Du classique pour ce dernier Challenge, avec ce petit aller-retour à Versailles. Pas long. Soixante petites bornes, ça ira très bien en plein mois de décembre. Joli. Comme quoi pas besoin forcément d'aller loin pour s'offrir une tranche de paysage. Et pas trop difficile. Quelques bosses, mais rien de méchant. La map https://www.strava.com/routes/22535256 La sécurité En tant qu'organisateurs, nous sommes responsables et nous nous engageons auprès des préfectures à ce que chacun d'entre nous respecte les feux, les stops, en fait tout le code de la route. Prudence, d'autant que le parcours est très urbain. On insiste et on compte sur chacun de vous pour faire passer le mot. L'esprit Les #CC ne sont pas des courses, avec cet esprit unique qui nous rassemble tout au long de l'année. La solidarité fait partie des valeurs du cyclisme et encore plus entre nous. Un cycliste au bord de la route ? On s'enquiert si tout va bien et on s'arrête si besoin. En cas de chute n'en parlons même pas. Qu'est-ce qui compte le plus que d'arriver en toute sécurité ? Confort et réconfort Avec l'hiver, pensez à bien/plus vous alimenter en prévoyant d'être autonomes côté barres, gels, fruits, sandwiches, beurre de cacahuète et tout ce que vous voulez. Pour la bière du finisher, on vous attend au KM0 ! Pour les inscrits, rendez-vous le 14 décembre au KM0, 20 rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris. Allures et horaires de départ : – 20-23 km/h - départ à 8h – 23-25 km/h - départ à 8h15 – 25-27 km/h - départ à 8h30 – 27-30 km/h - départ à 8h45 – 30-35 km/h - départ à 9h – 35 km/h et plus - départ à 9h15

  • (Cinglés du) Mont Ventoux challenge

    Bédoin

    We have already been there earlier this year, averaging one summit per head per day. Easy peasy! Time to spice it up. As usual, in May I will be in the area, hopefully this time with no recently sprained ankle, and no lower back pain - and would like to give the Cinglés a try! (What are Cinglés? Glad you asked! Read on: https://www.clubcinglesventoux.org/en/club.html) If anyone fancy joining me on the way up and down, and hopefully up and down again, and then, well, again, I would be more that happy to share my misery. The plan would be to: - do classic route from Bédoin (21.5 km, 1610 m D+) - https://goo.gl/DVSJD4 - then descend to Malaucène and go back up again (21 km, 1570 m D+) - https://goo.gl/snZ89X - and finally repeat the exercise on the Sault side (26 km, 1220 m D+) - https://goo.gl/qMqNqf More details on climbs: https://www.cycling-challenge.com/mont-ventoux-all-three-sides/ Or, if this sounds like too much, just do a single ascent - it's a pretty decent challenge as well! Or, on the other hand, if Cinglés are not enough for you, go for Galériens. Or Bicinglettes. Or Everesting. Or whatever floats your boat. Just be there! Regardless of number of climbs, this should work well as real training before l'Etape, Marmotte or any other such evil coming our way not that long afterwards. I will be staying for a week+ some 70 km away, in Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche, and will come to Bédoin only in the morning and leave in the evening - so if someone wants to take care of hosting duties and arrange accommodation etc in Bédoin please speak up! So, who's game? -- Join our "PCB Summer Extravaganza" WhatsApp group for all big summer events related chit-chat and event coordination - just add HB609hKTX0sJa4RDDB5u8f to https://chat.whatsapp.com/ (such a new silly anti-spam protection).

  • Etape du Tour - 177k

    Nice

    Temporary lazy copy-pasta: The 30th edition of the Étape du Tour de France will be held in Nice on 5 July 2020. The amateurs will face a 177 km course with an elevation gain of 3,570 m in the hinterland of Nice. A rising false flat in the first 50 kilometres will help them to warm up before tackling the first challenge of the day, the Col de la Colmiane. After going over the top, a 20 km descent will give their legs a break prior to climbing the major difficulty of the event, the Col de Turini. Riders will need to leave something in the tank to avoid mistakes in the extremely long descent that will take them back to Nice. The Col d'Èze, ideally positioned near the end of the course, is where they will have to burn their final reserves against the backdrop of the superb view from the Moyenne Corniche. It will also give riders their first glimpse of the finish line, just a few kilometres down the road, which they will cross with their arms raised in exultation to celebrate their exploit! Registration opens on time.to at 4 pm on 21 October: https://www.timeto.com/en-GB/sports/cycling/letape-du-tour-2020 Official site: https://www.letapedutour.com/