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... farmland. I think google assumes I'm riding a mountain bike, as some of the farm tracks I went down were ridiculous! Time for the batmobile to 'transform' again. It was much, much easier on the open road, okay, there were a lot more cars to play with, but today I had a tailwind and was flying at 18 - 22 mph. I kept plodding on, a few stops for snacks and to rest the now very sore buttocks! I've worked out that it hurts less if I just slightly ...
Another far more relaxing day to carry on recovering from the beginning of the Tour. Our hosts had very kindly given us the run of the kitchen this morning so we had another great breakfast then headed off towards Nantes. We were slightly apprehensive about cycling to a big city but the roads weren't too busy and we made good progress. The one problem we did come across though was a very distinct lack of food between 2 and 3 pm. The ...
... by bombings in WW2 and took 20 years to rebuild. Saint Nazaire was subjected to German occupation for 5 years (1940 - 1945) and was turned into a stronghold for the Germans ,with a large Uboat submarine base .It is still a major ‘ship building’ port, and we watched a film of the complete building of the QE2. We crossed the huge and very high bridge that spans the La Loire river mouth at Saint Nazaire, where we sat in a harbour side garden bar, with a ...
Which is probably the only reason I was able to find everything I needed to make a mexican dinner!
Fun fact: there are over 400 different types of cheese in France, but out of those 400 hundred, do they have Colby-Jack? No. No they don't.
French people, man.
So we retuned home, I cooked the food and it was a hit!
P.S. We didn't eat dinner until after 9 and this apparently a totally normal occurrence, I ...
Happy 4th of July!
This is my 4th year in a row not being home for this glorious holiday and my 3rd year in the past 4 that I've been out of the country.
So when I was in Paraguay last year, I decided to show my patriotism by writing a song all about Independence day!
It's to the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bell Air theme song (just in case you didn't have a childhood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVbQo3IO C_A)
A 1, a 2, a 1, ...