By popular demand…
Watch this if you didn’t do it yet !
You don’t know Patrick Plaine?
Patrick plaine was a kind of Cyclotourist mutant…a man who spent his whole life riding doing amazing things.
-1 600 000 kms riding with no assistance.
-20 000 cols
-20 Tour de France (randonneurs)
-9 Paris-Brest (randonneurs)
-104 Flèches de France
I love his way of thinking, his life philosophy.
For sure it’s a crazy life choice, but what a result !!!
Too bad he passed away because of a stupid accident which wasn’t his fault.
Nobody, nothing could have stopped him anyway…
Patrick you are a hero for us, repose en paix.
Check out this really nice testimony page talking about Patrick.
And watch this beautiful movie directed by his niece Anne Sophie Plaine and her friend Mureille Lourenco who wpent some days following him dureing 2010.
French with English subs.
“Quelques jours avec Patrick Plaine, un fou de vélo ayant parcouru plus d’ 1 700 000 km, seul, sans aucune assistance… et sans dopage bien sûr. Fauché sur la route à l’âge de 70 ans, Patrick nous a quittés le 27 novembre 2012.”
A few moments with Patrick Plaine, an atypical cyclist who covered 1 700 000 km by himself, with no assistance… and of course no doping. Patrick was victim of a road accident on Nov. 27th, 2012, at the age of 70, while he was riding on his bike.