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Der Begriff Brevet bezeichnet im Amateur-Radsport eine organisierte Langstreckenveranstaltung, bei der von sogenannten Randonneuren eine vorgegebene, nicht ausgeschilderte Strecke (üblicherweise zwischen 200 km und 1400 km) mit passieren von Kontrollstellen innerhalb eines bestimmten Zeitraums geradelt wird. Bei einem Brevet legt jeder Fahrer seine Geschwindigkeit, Pausenzeiten und - bei langen Brevets - seine Schlafpausen selbst fest. Diese Fahrweise wird französisch "Allure Libre" genannt. Es sind alle Fahrräder zugelassen, auf denen sich der Radfahrer ausschließlich aus eigener Muskelkraft fortbewegt. Die meisten Teilnehmer verwenden eine Variante des Rennrads, welches oft über einen leichten Gepäckträger verfügt, der eine kleine Tasche mit Regenkleidung und etwas Proviant trägt. Dazu kommen Licht und je nach Jahreszeit Schutzbleche. Manfred benutzte 2010 ein für Langstrecken gut geeignetes Liegerad.

In the sport of randonneuring, a brevet is an organised long-distance bicycle ride. Cyclists - who, in this discipline, may be referred to as randonneurs - follow a designated but unmarked route (usually 200 kms to 1400 kms), passing through check-point controls, and must complete the course within specified time limits. With a Brevet every rider fixes his speed, break times and - in long-distance brevets - his sleeping breaks himself. This riding manner is called in French "Allure Libre". All bicycles on which the cyclist moves exclusively with own muscular strength are admitted. Most participants use a type of road bike which often disposes of a light carrier, which carries a small pocket with rainwear and some victuals. In addition light and according to season mutguards are common practice. Manfred used 2010 a recumbent bike, which is well suitable for long distances.

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200km Brevet 10.04.2010

Die Couch auf der Weserfähre

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  • Okinew (Private)
    14 years 1 month ago
    What happens when climbing a mountain? Legs are already so don't press on the pedal. Than the effort of feet is compensated?
    I hope you're still not tired of my questions.
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      14 years 1 month ago
      I am glad about your questions, dear Olga. With the couch I can not put my own weight strength on the pedal. Big strength I can produce by pressing the body against the seat shell. The front-sided femoral muscles are thereby stronger used than with the road bike. After the 200 km brevet I had strong muscle soreness in the upper thighs :-)
      To climb mountains with the couch as fast as with my road bike, I will need some extra muscles. I will train to get the additional muscles! :-)))
      Better than with strength, it is to climb mountains with a higher step frequency. To be able to turn the crank faster, you need a lower translation than with the road bike. Therefore, the gearshift should have a bigger spread of translation.
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