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... and interspersed with lots of lounging around in beautiful French villages and copious jambon et fromage baguettes. After a 25km meander down the canal we arrived at our hosts for the night, a lovely French couple who cooked us a meal with lots of organic vegetables from their farm with vast amounts of pasta. We were still exhausted from the night before, and fell quickly asleep on buckwheat pillows. Day 2 and things were looking ...
It was so hard!
Everything up until the point we started cycling was great. We set off at 4 in the afternoon and covered 8km in the first hour, which interestingly was the same amount of time it took for Tom to confiscate the GPS. I was apparently averaging one wrong turn per kilometre.
We eventually got into some sort of rhythm and managed to cover about 50 of the day's planned 140km. The satnav then decided our bikes were good for off roading and ...
Update on yesterday's stats - average speed was 16.6kmh, time spent cycling was 2 hours 32 minutes.
Today's stats - average speed was 18.1kmh, time spent cycling was 6 hours 23 minutes, and distance covered was 116km. We had no intention of going that far but when we arrived in Rennes it turned out there was no campsite. Nearest one involved a further hour and a half's cycle ...
... race and it took till 3.00pm for it to reach us.
We enjoyed the prelim build up to the race, ate some French bread, nibbles and then all the riders came thru with the first 5 , 4 minutes up on the rest.
Once they had all passed thru everyone starts heading home, the road is blocked for a while then it thins out and we remained in our spot to watch the last 100ks on ITV4, we wonder if ...
... military school is only about 10 ks back and the cadets are going to line up and salute the riders as they go thru the grounds
It's pretty warm and I'm glad I have the awning as a good sun shelter.
Many people are walking past with their chairs and picnic baskets and their baquettes. We have our lunch ready to go and the Rose' is chilling.
We watch the caravan come past, everyone is on the roadside waiting to grab some goodies.