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We heard Tourmalet was a fiercely challenging climb and that many a Tour de France has been decided on it. Well, climbing is believing, apparently. We saved this monster pass for last on accident, and it lived up to its … Continue reading
What could be better than riding in France? Riding in France with friends! Friends Bill Stewart and Kalima Rose arrived in Toulouse on Sept 14. On the 15th, we loaded up the bikes in Toulouse on the very narrow street … Continue reading
I could list many favorite things about La France. The graceful language, fun to speak and even more fun to listen to, the relentlessly edible food and drinkable wine, the long history and beauty of the country. The joie de … Continue reading
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3zBFoEkCoyo&feature=youtube_gdata_player&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3zBFoEkCoyo%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata_player Day 7 of a 9-day ride. Too wiped to write much, but here is some footage captured of our climb out of a lovely medieval town called Rocamadour.
And I guess I should include wine in that subject line, since you can even help yourself in Sarlat-Le-Caneda, where we welcomed the wine and dry hotel room after getting completely drenched on the road. So wet my shoes were … Continue reading
This kitten made my morning yesterday in Les Eyzies Chasing his tail and playing After that we visited a PreHistoric Parc, with replicas of scenes from the daily life of Cro Magnon man. I jumped into one of the dioramas … Continue reading
If only it worked like a Jack-in-the-box and sprung out of the box put together. This is what my Surly steed looks like when it travels to France: And this is what it looks like reassembled and ready for riding: … Continue reading
On my KLM flight: In Amsterdam’s airport: