Le Petit Brevet

Postby timmulliner on Fri 6/Aug/10 9:15pm

After the great success of the inaugural Kiwi Brevet organised by legendary kiwi cyclists, promoters and advocates the Kennet Brothers, a smaller, shorter event will take place on the Banks Peninsula late 2010 – Le Petit Brevet.

Le Petit Brevet will run under the same philosophy of the Kiwi Brevet in that the event is entirely self supported along a set route with a challenging time-limit. The route is not finalised yet but it will be strenuous:

-300 km of mainly back-roads and some single track
-36 hour time limit (Saturday 8am start, Sunday 8pm finish)
-5’800 m of vertical climbing (and descending)

More info can be found on: http://lepetitebrevet.blogspot.com/
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby sifter on Fri 6/Aug/10 9:25pm

Nice one Tim - is that date solid now? I must book flights!
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby timmulliner on Fri 6/Aug/10 9:31pm

It's a better date as any. So yes it's a solid date. Will be good to see you there Sifter, bring your tow rope to pull me up them hills...
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby honeymonster on Fri 6/Aug/10 10:45pm

Oh count me in too Tim. I think five weeks is enough to get over the 24 solo champs.
So - mostly seal, or gravel, or offroad, or a fair mix of everything?
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby mfw on Sat 7/Aug/10 2:36pm

Not sure how this vorb calendar thing works, can I raise an 'expression of interest'?
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby timmulliner on Sun 8/Aug/10 8:14am

mfw wrote:Not sure how this vorb calendar thing works, can I raise an 'expression of interest'?


I'm not entirely sure either. Flick me an email, details on http://lepetitebrevet.blogspot.com/ and I'll put you on the list. Otherwise sign up to the blog and I will post updates on there.
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby psychavoc on Sun 8/Aug/10 9:55am

Mind if I put on my pedant hat? :blush: Shouldn't it be "le petit brevet"? (Since le is masculine and petit is the masculine form of petite?). At least that's what my third form French from 14 years ago tells me? :eh:
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby ryda on Sun 8/Aug/10 11:38am

psychavoc wrote:Mind if I put on my pedant hat? :blush: Shouldn't it be "le petit brevet"? (Since le is masculine and petit is the masculine form of petite?). At least that's what my third form French from 14 years ago tells me? :eh:


Strictly are we talking in french anyway ? what does your knowledge of french say the french meaning of brevet is ?

mine sez "patent" ?
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby jo on Sun 8/Aug/10 11:51am

Google translate? :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brevet_(cycling)
Brevet means 'certificate' and refers to the card carried by randonneurs which gets stamped at controls; it is also used to refer to the event itself, ie: a certificated ride.

also
http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/brevet
Which indicates brevet is a masculine noun of the french language

since its a masculine noun, "le" is indicated, and the masculine form of the adjective "petit".
OTW it would be feminine "la", and the feminine form of the adjective "petite".

Course thats all google knowledge, not mine. :blush:
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby sifter on Sun 8/Aug/10 2:49pm

Event A+
French B-

Sorry Tim...! :D

I wonder what the troops will make of Te Tāwhio o Whanganui... :paranoid:
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby jo on Sun 8/Aug/10 2:56pm

I've been meaning to study maori... :paranoid:
Sorry for my pedantry. Got too much time on my hands today. :rolleyes:
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby orangecruz on Mon 9/Aug/10 10:46am

Jo - we doing this?
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Re: Le Petite Brevet

Postby jo on Mon 9/Aug/10 4:36pm

:D
Yes we are. We mustve both been having one of those days. :D

aw parc, that means I actually have to start training.
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Re: Le Petit Brevet

Postby sifter on Mon 9/Aug/10 5:16pm

I notice the thread title has changed a little... :D
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Re: Le Petit Brevet

Postby jo on Mon 9/Aug/10 5:21pm

:D
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