The People I Meet (Story 2): D-Day, Pointe du Hoc and Jean and Genevieve Leloup

I wrote this after our 1993 honeymoon French bike trip... “I am sorry for my English,” Jean Leloup said. Fortunately, his wife, Genevieve, spoke perfect English. And, like many married couples who have been together for decades, the Leloups know what the other is about to say before they say it. Genevieve, who has heard … Continue reading The People I Meet (Story 2): D-Day, Pointe du Hoc and Jean and Genevieve Leloup

The People I Meet (Story No. 1): Poor, Poor Pitiful Tom

I was leafing through my biking France journals ... and came across an entry from June 25, 1992. About poor, poor, pitiful Tom. Ah, I remember him and his sad-sack, lost-love story so well. Tom's story got me thinking: Hey, I’ve been doing this since 1990, when I became obsessed with cycle tourism and rode … Continue reading The People I Meet (Story No. 1): Poor, Poor Pitiful Tom