It was important to get off to a good start on my biking-Bordeaux adventure. OK, “important” might be a bit of an overstatement. It’s helpful, a good omen … and much better than the alternative. “This bridge is shit,” said the guy from O2Cycles. “Don’t take it.” We were at the designated meet-up spot in … Continue reading My Favorite Rides (#6): The Bordeaux Sauternes Loop …Vineyards, Noble Rot, Castles, Cathedrals & A Crazy Statue
Got rained on today during my ride … which means more fungus on the grapes, which in turn makes them sweeter, more valuable and a perfect match for a chocolatey dessert. It’s all due to the Botrytis cinereal, a fungus they call the “noble rot.” Ah, the noble rot ... sort of sounds like a … Continue reading The Noble Rot Effect in Bordeaux!
I have to admit: I've been feeling a bit out of sorts since I got to France. Anxious, jet lagged and sleep deprived, missing Susan, wondering what the heck I'm doing here. And then, well, I went on a ride today, my first on this trip, and I feel so much better. I remembered why … Continue reading Back on the Bike: The Bordeaux Loop