Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Tour de France: Gladiators, fatcats and suckers

Pont Aven July 1st 2013 The great annual circus of The Tour de France started on Saturday in Corsica. Like every year since 1903 , this 100 th edition will be followed with passion and enthusiasm by millions of people … Continue reading

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Doping or not doping

Pont Aven , Brittany , June 22, 2013 In an interview to a German magazine , the erstwhile German professional cyclist Jan Ulrich admits having taken illicit performance enhancing drugs during all his career. Not really a revelation after so … Continue reading

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Velove Affair

Pont Aven , South Brittany, June 21st 2013 A love story, this is what biking is about. And I like when ad men build the whole communication of a bike business around love. This is what the French bike retailers … Continue reading

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Paris to Pont Aven

Paris, everybody knows, but Pont Aven is less known, except from those who have heard about the famous “gallettes de Pont Aven”, and about the impressionist painters who settled with Gauguin in this neck of the wood in the years … Continue reading

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June18,1940

St. Marcel , Morbihan , June 18, 2013. June 18 is a date of importance in France, as it is the day when General de Gaulle, at the time an unknown officer in the French Army totally crushed by the … Continue reading

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Wheels again…with BIG engines!

Loheac, Brittany, June 17,2013 On our way by bike from Paris to Pont Aven. Richard and I stayed yesterday in Fresnay sur Sarthe, a small town a few Kms north of Le Mans. 10 hours on the saddle to ride … Continue reading

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moving to stay fit

Paris , June 15 th 2013 “The more I exercise, the better I feel. The better I feel, the more I exercise”.These are the words of Margaret Rae Tennant, 42, plagued by Parkinson disease , who rides her bike every … Continue reading

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