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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paris Brest Paris Excitement August 25 2011

Once again its been way too long since we've updated the blog - but that will change we hope - so much to discusss!

Most importantly, we want to extend our congratulations to all those who are completing PBP and those who tried. Above is Will deRosset with his modern Rene Herse (a rather understated blue). Will did a great job at PBP. Other folks on our products include Jan Heine who finally rode the 650b new Herse frame we did for him a few years back. Jan did some of his own work, and he outfitted the bike with nifty early items such as a Nivex rear derailleur. Apparently, Lyli Herse saw Jan's bike and was quite touched to see Rene Herse bicycles on the roads of France.

There were a considerable number of Boulder Bicycles at PBP. It is really amazing how many of our bicycles see very serious use. We started searching the list of Boulder Bicycle customers for attendance at PBP, and we were amazed how many are now in France.

We originally planned to travel to France to either ride PBP or at least attend the finish. But demands of business and family did not allow for that. But in the future...

With the business being so demanding, we made a decision not to attend PBP this year. It might have been a mistake.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mike,

    I saw several Boulder Bicycles at the controls. Their riders looked comfortable and happy to be on the road.

    My René Herse performed well, and was nicely suited to the demands of the course. I'd love to say the same for my body. I've learned a lot over my first 1200K, but I don't think I'd change the machine you built for me. Thanks again.

    Best Regards,

    William M. deRosset
    Fort Collins, CO