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... of sightseeing earlier and liked what I saw. I've heard the place mentioned on TV skiing reports many times, but thankfully there was no sign of the snow reputedly making a brief summer appearance on the higher ground near here.
Well, the two day climb to the Grand St Bernard pass begins in the morning. I've decided to take the least scary of three options and my courage has been strengthened by messages of support and ...
... though once again a large chunk of it was done in the rain. I stayed at the youth hostel for two nights to enable me to take a side-trip to a neighbouring town to collect my guidebooks from the local post office. I am glad to have access to off-road routing after several days relying again on my road map.
Lausanne is home to the International Olympic Committee and FIFA. ClearlyClearly, there was a lot of civic pride in the Olympic association, whereas the only evidence of ...
... where Napolean Bonaparte made his First Holy Communion.
While not on exactly the same historical scale, in Besancon I found myself in a town square that could claim to be the birthplace of not one but three famous people. The first two were the Lumiere brothers, who were at the forefront of developments in movie cinematography techniques. The town makes less of a 'son and dance' about their achievements, however, than it does about their most famous son...Victor Hugo ...
Distance: 91km Cumulative distance: 2849km Best Convenience: a restaurant at our campsite! Riding conditions: puddles, gravel tracks, puddles, cycle paths, puddles, major highway, puddles Weather: wet, cold - hovered between 11 and 14 degrees Gear replacement: It was finally time for a brake pad replacement on Jimbo's bike. A lot of squeezing was happening but not a lot of braking! Today we started off in the rain... Lubing our chains and attaching our gear in the rain then ...
... us AGAIN! Greg and Marie were both coming to the concert tonight so we headed off with them to see an awesome lineup of Hugh Laurie, Dr John and Trombone Shorty. The venue was smaller than the main one but the place was absolutely packed to the rafters. Everyone squeezed in the two doors and it was almost impossible to see the screen. I used my incredible festival experience to push past all the people holding up the entrance and made my way down near the front where ...
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