Hi everybody!
Just back from France.
Had a fabulous time. Four weeks of pure relaxation, great sightseeing, family reunions, great food, and yes, great wine. Gisèle and I also got to ride quite a bit. We bought bikes there. I lucked out. Found an aluminum BH done up in 105 on the Internet near La Rochelle. Older guy was selling because an operation to his knee prevented him from riding anymore. Perfect fit. Perfect price. 5 years old, but just like new. Gisèle got a new bike, not as nice but nice enough. We ended up riding almost every day. Typicaly, on the road at 7 am for 45k. Crisp morning air, open fields, narrow roads, we couldn't wait to get going. Also did a few longer rides. 85k with my cousin that was training for an Etape of the Tour de France. The Mont Ventoux.
I ended up in back as you might expect... he was realy well trained for that étape. Look it up, it's hell. Probably the most difficult of the tour. Also a 75k on my own to get to an aunt's place. Beautiful ride through the countryside. I chose small roads, and even with a well planned itinerary, it can get confusing in that labyrinth of winding chemins de campagne. Had to stop often to consult the map!
Also did a few rides with the kids on the Ile de Ré. (My Étape cousin lives there.) All in all, the perfect vacation. I posted a few pics in the Photo section to give you an idea of just how much fun this was. And to make you completely jealous. ;-) cd

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Comment by DY on August 6, 2009 at 8:23pm
And here are the Pics: http://beachescyclingclub.ning.com/photo

Thanks for sharing Christian!
Comment by Joseph on August 6, 2009 at 9:57pm
Heureux de vous entendre avoir un grand temps en France, la bienvenue en arrière et les mercis du partage

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Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. The BCC was founded for the sole purpose to network cyclists. It has grown into a successful club which accommodates Riders at almost all skill/fitness levels. Everyone should be able to participate and have fun at their respective levels.

 

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Start time is 8:00am early season, 7:00am as days get longer. Route distances vary from 55-120km and several pace groups are available. Saturday morning rides focus on a social vibe.

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