ruger9 said:"Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. "
-sounds like touring to me...?
Scot_Gore said:On a Brevet. There will be no celebration of places, no podium, no KOM, no Green jersey. The competitive nature of a Brevet is in challenging ones self to do better than last time, or just to finish. Dale and Lon will likely be along shortly and will explain from personal experience the main point is challenging yourself to get to the finish line and not getting to the finish line before "that guy". I'm sure you know people who run marathons. Most of them run them not to win it, but merely for the challenge of the run and perhaps to have a better time than the last one. There's a Kenyon somewhere in the pack that's going to blow your neightbor "Bob" chance of a win, so Bob dosn't go to win the marathon he goes to run the marathon. I'd say most on Brevet are there with Bob's attitude, not Lances. ).