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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 ...
Today was our first day riding in France and for many the longest day on the saddle ever! We covered 95 miles from St Malo to La Roulais, near chateaubriant and once again the peloton was a true success. Supported amazingly by Adam and Matt in the wagon. Jambon et Camembert at the rest stops in fresh baguettes! Perfect! Many adjustments were made to get the best from our cube bikes. As we approached la Roulais the roads became pretty rough and fatigue was setting ...
... in the middle of all this I even got to speak some English!
I've actually come across quite a few tourists here in Nantes, and today I spoke with an Irish family (My favorite of all the English accents) on top of the elephant, it was all very exciting!
After the 30 minute walk I got to eat my first crepe with Nutella!
The French really do know how to bake.
I still don't understand how they're not all fat, I mean ...
... coats, they were up to no good
Started making trouble in our neighbourhoods
We got in one big fight and they got scared
and said "You can have your freedom, we're out of here"
We celebrated for our new found nation
Having parties, being happy, lovin our nation
If anything I thought this was a state
But I thought naw forget it, this country is great!
We made up our new government soon there ...
... a good girl and finishing writing my blog entry all about today (which I'm actually almost done with), which I'm sure I'll have stress dreams about finishing, I'm going to sleep!
There's a 9 hour time difference between France and Arizona so I should have the full first day blog up by the time everyone wakes up tomorrow morning!
Au revoir :)
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