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... we started getting glimpses of the mountain through the clouds, but it was not the one we had gone to see. Perhaps we will see it on our ride. On our return to Geneva, we have started our preparations for the next ride. Doing our homework on the night before. That's generally how we do things. For the first time we are not following signs and we don't have a little map pack with relatively detailed maps to follow. So we are ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
... Miserables fame). Incidentally, Besancon is also noted as a major influence in horology and the manufacture of electric bicycles.
A few words about French cuisine. First, it doesn't exist at breakfast time. I quickly tired of the daily morning diet of pain et confiture, confiture et pain, ad nauseum.
One of the good things about having to stay in more expensive hotel accommodation was the likelihood that you could tuck into a delicious bowl of cornflakes ...
... done so far. Then down... Surprisingly, my legs weren't feeling too bad. I think the skins work! Despite our less than enthusiastic start, today's riding was a vast improvement on yesterday's. We had views, very little traffic, and only light rain! Also, it was our last day of riding before two rest days in Geneva! The hills were slow-going - it took an hour to cover the first 10km! Fortunately, the terrain became a little flatter later on. We ...
... let me ride this out in their lobby. I walked in and saw a man speaking english to some patrons, and let out a sigh of relief. There's no way he was going to let a tiny girl sleep out on the street this late at night. Again, I was wrong.
"Ah, there are cameras and my boss won't like it. There's a bar around the corner open until 3 AM"
"What about the other two hours?"
"I don't know ma'am, sorry."
I began to choke up again, and also hate this man. ...
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