for a bike nerd, simply being around the parking lots of Paris
Brest can be an almost religious experience. the number, variety and quality of bikes that you will find is simply mind-boggling. Custom bikes that cost more than an average used car are a dime-a-dozen here. $300 wheels with state-of-the-art German generator hubs for all-night lighting are de rigeur. And completing the picture are all manner of weird, jury-rigged baggage options aimed at providing a rider with everything that they may need over 90 hours. Not heavy enough for typical touring, not light enough for racing, just some bastard child in between.