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Cycling pictures from my country (France)(17 posts)

Cycling pictures from my country (France)PeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:10 PM
Since I didn't figure out how to post direct html in a message, I'll write the url of the full report as I was doing recently. These are pictures from my Christmas trip to France to see family and friends.

http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/Images/FranceDec03/index.html

Below is a picture of the bike friday in the suitcase. I still had place to put cycling shoes, camelbak and a few of the presents for my family. I did about 350km with it in France.

Pierre
anPeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:11 PM
illustratedPeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:11 PM
ridePeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:11 PM
reportPeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:11 PM
withoutPeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:12 PM
cheesePeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:12 PM
orPeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:12 PM
winePeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:12 PM
... I liked the way you included the bike in some of the shots..Akirasho
Jan 5, 2004 5:24 PM
... izzat a snorkel in the case pic?

Be the bike.
no, it's half of the handlebar :-)PeterRider
Jan 5, 2004 5:31 PM
The handlebar splits, and there is this strange plastic protection that you put around it so that nothing gets damaged in the case. There are all kinds of protections, the thing is really well thought of.

For the pics I thought, after all, this was a cycling report and not only tourist pictures, so I got off the bike and included it sometimes

Pierre
re: Cycling pictures from my country (France)cycleaddict
Jan 5, 2004 6:05 PM
Merci Pierre,

France is a fabulous country to bicycle in--I go once or twice a year. My bike has been fitted with S&S couplings and so travels as easily as a Friday. Winter seems like a nice time to go. No crowds and empty hotels. I must give it a go.
"In the train to Besancon" . . .ms
Jan 6, 2004 7:10 AM
Do all trains in France have bike accommodations like the one in the picture or just special trains?
I was lucky...PeterRider
Jan 6, 2004 10:39 AM
the trains that accept bikes are displayed on the paper shedules. In practice, much more trains can take them than is written, this is really convenient. For instance, the TGV that is a few pictures later in my report, was not supposed to accept them !

Pierre
Pierre.. Pierre.. you triggered nostalgia!cyclopathic
Jan 6, 2004 7:15 AM
of my PBP trip. I spent several days riding through Paris,
first riding from CdG to hotel in St Quentin and then downtown for sigttseeing.

yes Paris is very bike friendly, even busy streets like Rivoli or Champs-Elysées. Parisans were very friendly and helpful when I needed directions, even if didn't speak a word in french. I'm gonna go through pics tonight.
Very nice, thanks, please keep it up (nm)irregardless
Jan 6, 2004 9:44 AM
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That's not a burnt areafracisco
Jan 6, 2004 12:40 PM
That is a nice picture of Palos Verdes, and there is a shadow on the hill; that was not an area affected by the fires in October.

Palos Verdes is a cyclist's playground, though.