A Year, A Bike, A Country … This Is My Ultimate Cycling Fantasy Ride

Imagine an entire year of biking in France. 366 days (it's a Leap Year)! I'll wait while you close your eyes and imagine the possibilities. Forget about money, don’t fret about your job, family obligations, healthcare, visas and all the other stuff that prevent us from living our cycling/travel dreams. Like COVID-19. Imagine it’s gone, … Continue reading A Year, A Bike, A Country … This Is My Ultimate Cycling Fantasy Ride

My Favorite Rides (#2): The Gorges de la Nesque, with Wild Boar & Sheep

Why do those guys up there on the ridge have guns - really big guns? Should I be worried? Scared?  I was in the midst of one of my all-time favorite rides – the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence – and, it was hunting season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rjGWQse-0o Wild boar hunting season. It seems wild boar … Continue reading My Favorite Rides (#2): The Gorges de la Nesque, with Wild Boar & Sheep

I’m a Franco-Cyclo-Phile … Because France is the Best Country for Cycling

I'm a total Franco-cyclo-phile because France is the best country for cycling … in my opinion. And, I credit/blame the Paris Air Show and the Tour de France for my 15 bike trips and 15,000 miles of cycling through this amazing country. Although not necessarily in that order. Let me explain … Back in the … Continue reading I’m a Franco-Cyclo-Phile … Because France is the Best Country for Cycling

More Squirrel Squashing Stories: Plus Skunks, Groundhogs, Snakes and Other Critters You’ve Run Over On Your Bike

Wow, it seems a lot of us and our bikes have squashed some critters. My recent post about riding over a squirrel, and what happened next, seems to have brought back a lot of painful memories. I heard from cyclists who've had a similar experience with a squirrel, or another kind of creature. And from … Continue reading More Squirrel Squashing Stories: Plus Skunks, Groundhogs, Snakes and Other Critters You’ve Run Over On Your Bike