Monthly Archives: July 2013

New York City by bike

NYC , july 29 2013 New York has forever been the symbol of gigantism, a sort of huge Behemoth that swalllows everything and everyone in its overdimensionned jaws and bowels, starting with human beings gulped down in droves after their … Continue reading

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King´s valley

Hide Park, NY, july 27, 2013 Last year at the same time the Lafayette riders rode down the Loire Valley river , aka the King’s Valley. This year we are visiting the American Kings Valley, the Hudson river valley between … Continue reading

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American Puritanism

Albany, NY, july 25 2013 The other big story this week here in this neck of the woods , along with the royal baby, is the “sexting ” scandal that plagues the political campain of Mr Anthony Weiner a former … Continue reading

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Bumper sticker arguments

Bennington, Mass, July 24 2013 Riding a bike, one sees from very close the bumperstickers that some people like to stick to the rear of their cars. So it is a funny way to learn about some of the issues … Continue reading

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America and the royal baby

Williamstown, Mass ,July 23 2013 Spending a day off from the riding in this wonderful town of Williamstown leaves time to visit the incredibly rich local museums but also to catch up with the news on TV, and I stumble … Continue reading

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America, land of contrast

Lakeland, CT July 2013 Someone in our riders group told me today: ” Philippe, I am going to destroy brick by brick your love for America. You see the American dream, I will show you the American nightmare”… Well , … Continue reading

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Clichés

Mount Arlington, NJ July 19 th 2013 Cliché: New Jersey equals oil refineries, motorways and Soprano suburbs. Well , in the last 3 days we rode some 160 miles of rolling hills, greenfields, nice old villages, forests and woods. Wrong … Continue reading

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