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Up early to pack ready for out trip to Bayonne, bike wheels off and all packed then another lovely breakfast with David & Sundara and friends Robin & Celia. Big hugs all round before driving down the Canal, setting the GPS for Bayonne where we were going to stay with a terrific vibrant young couple we had met in Thailand at the end of 2012. We had ...
... so he couldn’t compete. Thank goodness he was cool about it all, being insured and in torrential rain and awful conditions, probably relieved at not having to ride. It didn’t end there; Stefan then jumped a light and was flashed, so we probably have another speeding fine on it’s way and when he went to collect the riders at the end, somehow lost the tailgate to the trailer which we never found. The rest of the week passed well with the usual party atmosphere for ...
... where it is all walking streets. We had a fantastic evening with them and their friends, champagne, homemade pizza, a delicious meal, wine from Ananise's fathers vineyard - it was exceptional, oh and of course CHEESE - the best of France from THEIR region!!!! Francois & Ananise are coming to New Zealand in December for 3 weeks so I was able to advise them on some great things to do and hopefully they will come to the Hawkes Bay and visit us. Another late night!!
Bikes are packed and we have breakfast at 8:00am. Then we rolled out about 10:15 enroute to Bergerac for the individual time trial. We drove towards Pau then turned north to Bergerac. We arrived at the start of the TT, we walked through the team buses looking at the TT bikes, you could get us really close to the teams. We watched a few roll out the start gate then Pete and I grabbed a baguette and decided to try and get on TV. We positioned ourselves on the start straight at a slight ...
... as hitching (free) but the it started raining as soon as I got on the train. So maybe it was a good thing that hitching didnt work out?
Anyway, got into Lourdes around 17:00. Still plenty of day light. The information centre at the trainstation was closed so I made my way into the centre of town, hoping to stumble accross the Department of Tourisme. Which I did, and the jar of free French chocolate. Thankyou!
Made it to where I was staying, about 5minutes ...