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Archival Night Ride

Posted on: July 24th, 2011 by Lesli Larson

As prep for the night start of Paris-Brest-Paris, a small group of Oregon Randonneurs decided to do an all-night 200k on Friday. Friends Susan, Theo, Marcello, Bill and I headed out from Hillsboro, Oregon at 9 p.m. for a sub 24 hour brevet. Our route would take us out to Dallas, Oregon (about 65 miles away) and back again in under 9 hours and 55 minutes. After a few hours in the dark, my brain starts rattling around like a ball bearing in a spray paint can. I take photos to keep myself awake and as evidence of my participation. Here a few snaps:

Gearing up

9 p.m. Last bit of light

Temperature dropping. Adding layers

Theo, bravely bare knee’d

Most Oregon towns seem to go to bed by eleven

Refueling in Dallas, Oregon. Around 2 a.m.

Ahearne custom

Miyata 1000

Heading back to Hillsboro

Another pause in Dayton, Oregon. 4 a.m. ish

Mist + dawn

7-11 finish. 9 hours 55 minutes later. Theo says we looked like hobos

Bill arrives

Breakfast reward


  1. corkgrips on

    looks like fun, are you riding the PBP?!

  2. Lesli Larson on

    Yep. I’ll be doing P-B-P in August on the Vanilla!

  3. corkgrips on

    awesome, good luck to you!

  4. Joel on

    Awesome ride and pix. Loved the ball bearing analogy. What kind of lighting do you use? Good luck on the PBP.

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