July 17, 2013
Tonight is Neil Young in NIMES,France. I posted several concert dates in my google calendar 6 months agp and to be reminded 2 weeks before the show. So Nimes popped up and I was still in Spain with 2 weeks to get here. Well, after some horrific and awesome riding (and a train), I made it.
The show is in a Roman AMPHITHEATER Built in the first century A.D.
Crossing into France was exciting, new foods and language (barriers) to work with.
THIS WAS A VERY POPULAR PHOTO OP
I was getting hungry for some lunch, the road was super narrow. I spotted 2 cyclisteating lunch at a roadside picnic spot (France has alot of these). It*s 2 Hungarian cyclist , who spoke 2 words of english. I whipped out my I-translate switched to Hungarian and we talked through the I-phone. Then an english guy rides up
AND ITS PHOTO OP TIMETHEIR WERE SOME .
WHEN ON A BIKE LANE, IT WAS AMAZING.
JULY 21, 2013
The reason I haven’t posted to the blog has been the lack of reliable internet. I got internet service in our van in Morocco while we were in the middle of nowhere. One hostel the internet stopped at 10pm? I have no idea why? Its so hot during the day that the evening is the best time to write. All that said I have good internet right now at 6~30 in the morning.
Those Crazy French drivers are so impatient. The Tour da France may give you the image of France as a safe cycling country,no way. The tour has police escort and thats what I feel I would need to feel safe out here. I’ve been flipping off and yelling at these crazy drivers. I`m in a harbor city this lady is honking at me, I let her by, she turns right-right in front of me and heads in to park, were talking about 5 or 10 seconds saved. Then I gave a 1 minute sign (for about a 10 second delay) so I could get up on the sidewalk, their honking. I flip them off, before I know theres vegetables flying out the car window at me, I got hit in the chest with a baseball size garlic. Then the guy (who is driving, his girlfriend threw the produce) is waving a knife at me. I had zero encounters in Portugal or Spain like this.
An interesting solution to prevent being doored by a parked car.
WHEN THE RIDING WAS GOOD IT WAS THE BEST.
THAT INCLUDED SOME FREE (AND SOME OF THE BEST) (SLEATH) CAMPING.
There were some great bike images
LIKE THIS MURAL IN FRONT OF A BAKERY
In Oregon people put the antlers of deer on their garage.
IN FRANCE THEY PUT THE DEERS FEET ON THE GARAGE.
The weather has been spectacular so far, while riding some horrific (dangerous) roads I stopped to gather my courage and tried to hitchhike (waste of time).
WHILE RESTING I COULD SEE LIGHTENING IN THE DISTANCE, NEVER RAINED ON ME THOUGH
I started this thing of taking pictures with policemen in every country. First they said no, then I showed them the Spain and Portugal police pictures, then they said OK.
YEP THESE ARE FRENCH POLICEMEN AT THE FARMERS MARKET.
THIS ISNT THE EXACT ROUTE, BUT CLOSE
The strip of land from Agde to Sete was 20km of bike path. Im meeting more local cycling tourist
THESE WERE FRIENDS FROM TOULOUSE THAT I ROAD WITH, THEY HAD AN 11 YEAR OLD WHO SET THE PACE FOR THEM!
NICE TILED BIKE LOGOON BIKE PATH, THERE WERE SEVERAL ABOUT 18 INCHES ACROSS
Who reads my Blog?
LOTS DO HERES A LIST OF THE COUNTRIES.
What to do with old appliances?
PUT THEM IN A PARK AND TURN THEM INTO FLOWER POTS
I took some video of boat jousting in Sete, France
PHOTOS HERE TOO
sorry it took so long yes im having too much fun!