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 (#3): The Loire’s Azay & Villandry Castle, Apple Loop

The Loire holds a special place in my cycling heart – and history. It was here, in 1985, that I first hopped on a (rented) bike, promptly fell over, and quickly got hooked on cyclotourisme, learned how to read a Michelin map and appreciate a croissant sandwich. That very first ride, from Blois to Chambord … Continue reading My Favorite Rides (#3): The Loire’s Azay & Villandry Castle, Apple Loop

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

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