Numbskull: A Novel of Love, Loss, Lies & An Epic Bike Trip Through France

Here are the first 14 (of 43) chapters of Numbskull, a novel based on my near-death cycling "incident" in 2013, and several French cycling trips. Plus other stuff. You know: Life. There's more about the incident at the end of this, plus info on how to get the rest of Numbskull. Writing this novel was … Continue reading Numbskull: A Novel of Love, Loss, Lies & An Epic Bike Trip Through France

My Madmen of the Ventoux Attempt: Or, An Introduction to Hypothermia

I first climbed the mighty Mont Ventoux in 1995, then again in 2000 and 2007. But “only” once a day each time. That seemed enough. And then, I heard about the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux. Cingles translates to: Crazy, mad, loony.  Yep, that sounds about right.  Why? To become a Cingles, you have to … Continue reading My Madmen of the Ventoux Attempt: Or, An Introduction to Hypothermia

The Perils of “Climat” Change & the Horrors of Tete de Veau on a French Bike Trip

As you know, getting the wifi code when you check into your hotel is one of, if not the most important aspects of a French cycling trip. Especially if you're the founding cyclist of the Biking France blog ... and also need to do a WhatsApp chat with your wife back home. But not in … Continue reading The Perils of “Climat” Change & the Horrors of Tete de Veau on a French Bike Trip

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder … On a French Cycling Trip

You never know what amazing piece of art is just around the corner, down the cycle path or in the medieval village when you're cycling around France. The place is full of great art! Like this… This strange (IMHO) statue is in Creon along the Roger Lapebie bike path that runs for 57 kilometers from … Continue reading Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder … On a French Cycling Trip

The Art of Bike-Trip Packing: Nothing Butt the Best & High-Tech Underwear

I hate when this happens: My tubes of butt balm and sunscreen are next to one another in the bathroom, look similar and … yep! … I mistook the sunscreen for the butt balm, and rubbed some of it, well, you know where I rubbed it. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about the … Continue reading The Art of Bike-Trip Packing: Nothing Butt the Best & High-Tech Underwear