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First-person accounts by PBP participants


Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 - The unforgettable biking challenge av Anna Adielsson *(web.archive)

Team Bikeaholics does Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 by Lisa Antonino (English)

Le récit du Paris Brest (2003) by Christian Le Bail (French)

Charlene's European Adventure 2003 From Paris to Brest to Paris by Charlene Barach (English) *(web.archive)

Jenn's PBP 2003 by Jennifer Barber (English) *(web.archive)

Paris Brest Paris 2003 by Jean-Philippe Battu (French)

P-B-P 2003 by Mark Beaver (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 av Christian Behre (Swedish) *(web.archive)

Four Days in August: Adventures of a PBP Rookie (2003) by Don Bennett (English)

PBP 2003 by Dominique Blanche (French) (about the rides of Jean-Pierre Bonnet Mruer, Bruno Richard and Bernard Rosset) [English version]

2003 Paris-Brest-Paris Photo Narrative by Reynald Bodeux (English)

PBP 2003 - Igen at møde sig selv af Lars Bommersholdt (Danish) [PDF] *(web.archive) or here

Jim Bradbury's 2003 Paris-Brest-Paris by Jim Bradbury (English) *(web.archive)

PARIS-BREST-PARIS 2003 ou le récit d'une victoire tant espérée…. (Author unknown - mainly about Dominique Briand's ride) (French)

2003 Paris-Brest-Paris Report (2003) by Tim Bruns (English)

PBP 2003 in 59 hours and change by Ken Carter (English)

15° Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 von Bjarke Christesen (German) *(web.archive)

PBP 2003 by David Cohen (English)

Paris Brest Paris 2003 by Charles M. "Chip" Coldwell (English) *(web.archive)

No Shoes, No Shorts, No Ride? by Pat Cole (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003: Vu par les Abeilles par Henri Courmont (French)

Paris Brest Paris (2003) von Bernd Czak [original location: doc] [recovered doc] (German)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 by Wayne Dunlap (English)

PBP 2003 by John Ende (English)

Richard Evans's Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 webpage by Richard Evans (English) *(web.archive)

Ups & Downs: PBP '03 by Eric Fergusson (English)

Simon and Pat's Journey from Paris to Brest and Back (2003) about Simon Firth & Pat Gaffney, probably written by Stephen Bilenky (English) *(web.archive)

PBP 2003 by Michel Gagnard (on a discussion list page) (French) *(web.archive)

The Ride of My Life - 2003 Paris Brest Paris: Or the tour of the town on a hill with a church to a town on a hill with a church by Mike Fulton (alternate posting) (English)

Paris Brest - The Last Ditch Effort (2003) by Sarah Gallazin (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 ... Frankreich auf die schönste Art erfahren! Ein Reisebericht von Ulrich Gehrmann © (German)

Paris-Brest-Paris by Serendipity (2003) by Paul "Riding For Caffeine, Sometimes In The Right Places" Guttenberg (English)

PBP 2003 Fini by Adrian Hands (English) (alternate version) (original location: *web.archive)

A New Ride On An Old Machine (2003) by Jan Heine (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris on 1948 Rene Herse tandem (2003) by Jan Heine (English) *(web.archive)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003: "Erfahrungen beim ältesten Langstrecken-Radrennen Europas" by Andy Heßberg (German)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003: "Experiences during the oldest long distance bicycle race in Europe" by Andy Heßberg (a translation from German) (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 by Roger Hillas

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 by Herluf Jensen (Danish) *(web.archive)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 von Walter Jungwirth (German)

Joe's 2003 Quest to Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 17 articles (entries) by Joseph Keenan (English)

PBP 2003: La grand'Adventure! by E. W. (Wim) Kok (English)

PARIS - BREST-PARIS 2003 - Ein Drama in 61 Stunden von Roger Krenz (German) *(web.archive)

42h40 ?? an e mail message by Marc Leuckx (English)

Defending the Title by Melinda Lyon (English)

Untitled by Joe Mann (English) *(web.archive)

More Treasures From the Digital Skip: PBP 2003 by Peter Marshall (English)
Paris-Brest-Paris 1200, 2003
by Peter Marshall (English) *(web.archive)

PBP mis à neuf (2003) by Roger Martin (French) [English Version]

Souvenirs: A few memories and thoughts from the 15th Paris Brest Paris by Peter McKay (English) *(web.archive)

Paris-Brest-Paris (2003) by Tim McNamara (?) (English)

D.N.F.@P.B.P.fr (2003) by Stella Meades (English)

Qui l'eut cru (2003) by Agnès Méoulet-Morieux (French) [English Version]

Paris-Brest-Paris (2003) Joel Metz (English)

2003 Paris-Brest-Paris Ride Report by Jon Muellner (English) (alternate posting HERE)

Paris-brest-Paris im August 2003 von Astrid Muth, supporting Peter Zinner und Stefan Hoibom (German) [pdf version] *(web.archive)

PBP (2003) by Ken Myhre (English)

Riding Paris-Brest-Paris: An Account (2003) by Paul O'Donoghue (English)

Ed's Letter from PBP by Ed Pavelka (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 Adventure by Amy (& Robin) Pieper (English) *(web.archive)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003, A Second Time by Phil Piltch (Starts part way down his 1999 PBP story page.) (English) *(web.archive)

Le PBP 2003 de Jean-Claude Pipet (French)

Sleepless in the Saddle (2003) by Amy Rafferty

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 von Hans Ulrich Rehr (German) *(web.archive)

Paris-Brest-Paris (2003) by Steve Rice *(web.archive)

2003 PBP: A Novice's Account by Owen Richards (English)

Mon premier Paris-Brest-Paris (2003) par Jean Robert (French)

Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 2003 photo narrative by Andreas Roeschies

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 by Stephen Royse (English) *(web.archive)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 und einmal volltanken am Roc-Trévezel von Siegfried (siggi) Rühling (German) *(web.archive)

PBP: It’s our Party (2003) by Gerrit Schotman (English) (French Version)

Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneurs 2003 Übersetzt von Reinhard Schröder (German) (Includes interview with Marc Leuckx) *(web.archive)

Paris Brest Paris (2003) von Klaus Schulz (German) (or to his starting page)

Paris-Brest Paris-2003 von Burkhard Sielaff (German) *(web.archive)

Married With Tandem by Josh Simonds (English)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003: Vu par les Abeilles par unknown, possibly Jean-Pierre Smith (French)

(Pre PBP) & My Reflections of Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 by Joel Smith (English) *(web.archive)

Paris Brest Paris bike ride - How to ride PBP (2003) by Katherine Southby *(web.archive)
This is confusing. Katherine South be did complete PBP 2003 in the 88+ hour time she mentions, but this web.archive link makes it look like the author is Marie Dwivkidz riding in PBP 2007. There is no result that matches this.

A Classic Low Point (2003) by Mark Thomas (alternate posting) (English) Missing at original location.

PBP 2003 aus Sicht eines Tiefliegers... von Leif Tretbar (German) [pdf] *(web.archive)

It's Simply a Matter of Time (2003) by Jean-Louis Verscheure (In the 2003 Plaquette)

Paris - Brest - Paris (2003) by Andy Wacker (German) *(web.archive)

Untitled (2003) by Jeff Weible (English) *(web.archive)

2003 Paris-Brest-Paris a photo narrative by Felix Wong (English)

Extracts from letters (on PBP web site - 8 contributors) (2003) (French)
Extracts from letters (on PBP web site - 8 contributors) (2003) (English)

The German PBP 2003 collection: Einige Teilnehmerberichte vom Radrennen Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 [a Word doc] was a book containing 16 accounts of PBP 2003 in German, 136 pages. Some of the stories are available on their own pages, and in a variety of formats html, pdf, Word doc, etc...). These versions are listed separately above. The collection as whole is no longer at its original location here. (Document retrieved using web.archive.org)



*(web.archive) = This story is off line at original location. It was retrieved using the wayback machine at web.archive.org.


Broken links that are not available through web.achive.org:

Paris-Brest-Paris: 1.200 km em 86 horas (2003) by Manuel Terra-Clube (Portuguese?)

A Little Ditty About Dan & Diane’s 2003 Paris to Brest and Back by Dan Driscoll

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 (1263km) by Henning Hansen og Finn Moller [pdf] (Danish)

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 von Uwe Krohne (German) [doc]

Beim Radrennmarathon zu Fuß ins Ziel about Uwe Krohne (German) [doc]

Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 von Jörg Linder (German) [doc]

Paris-Brest-Paris après la canicule (2003) Pierre André Sonzogno (French)

PBP 2003: Paris-Brest-Paris by Mark Wooldridge (English)