Monthly Archives: May 2013

It’s the economy, stupid! no, it’s the psychology…

Paris, France, May 28th 2013 Put a worldclass economist on a bike and you will get a brilliant blog: aneconomicsense.com The blog is written by Frank Lysy, a retired chief economist at World Bank, whom I met in summer 2010 … Continue reading

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Wheels….or wheels?

Brittany, Sunday 19 may 2013 I love wheels of all sorts, as well for the object itself, bike, motorbike, car, tractor, truck, you name it, but also for the freedom it always symbolized: Freedom to leave when you want and … Continue reading

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Bike… or Bike?

Pont Aven , Brittany, Sun may 19 th 2013 Every rider has enjoyed the pleasure of sitting in a car, after a long exhausting bike ride, and being hauled by a powerful engine that smoothly swallows the climbs while you … Continue reading

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Portraits

Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, wed May 15, 2013 Afterride: time to think over what you have seen, learned and experienced. Time to draw the portraits of the companions with whom you shared what will remain  a highlight of your life, a story … Continue reading

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Over there, 0ver there, send the word that the Yanks are coming!

Meuse Argonne Tuesday Mai 14th 2013 The last leg of our ride in France drove us through the epic American battlefields of WW1. I am going back to Paris and my 5 fellow riders will head towards Amsterdam where they … Continue reading

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From Papa’s farm to big agro business

Champagne region, Sunday Mai 11th As I said in my previous posting, Papa’s farm is dying. But what is coming to replace it? As we ride across the Champagne region, we are leaving the green small fields with cattle and … Continue reading

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I am coming from a small town in France”

Troyes, Sunday Mai 11 th 2013. “I am coming from a small town in France”….. Most Americans are familiar with the reply of the goofy guy with his hat in the iconic TV show “Saturday night live”. This is why … Continue reading

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