April
28th
2010

2000 Kilometre Photo


2000 kilometre photo

Here is the second in our 1000km milestone photos. This one was taken on 28th April 2010 as we cycled between Taulis and St Marsal in France.
– Posted by Emma

May
3rd
2010

Showers Of Sun & Snow


Showers of sun & snow

We entered France on an endless downhill, following gorges in blazing sun with baguettes tucked under our arms and berets on our heads – (well maybe not quite but you get the picture). It was too hot to contemplate the thermal waters at Amelie-les-Bains and we hid from the worst of the heat before hill climbing among vivid green trees in the late afternoon, wondering where summer had been hiding all this time. – Posted by Emma

May
6th
2010

Snow Cycling And Tent Crisis


Snow cycling and tent crisis

Following our hibernation from the snow we really wanted hot showers and hot food. Instead we had a freezing ride, brought cold paella thinking it was hot and I had a freezing cold shower. And that was before we found the holes in the tent. – Posted by Emma

May
13th
2010

Fresh Bread & Blue Cheese


Fresh Bread & Blue Cheese

We arrived at Yves and Ingrid’s beautiful home after days of camping in snow and rain. They had contacted us by email offering us the chance to visit them and as we tried to resolve the problems with our tent their offer seemed to good to be true. Before we arrived we had decided that we would stay 2 nights giving us the chance to recover a little and make plans for our route ahead. – Posted by Justin

May
15th
2010

Day Of Food – France


Food Diary: France

In France we swapped chocolate filled mini croissants for regular ones and traded Spanish bread for baguettes and many types of cereales filled bread. Influenced by what we experienced when staying with Yves and Ingrid our cooking has become a little more French as well. This is what we ate in one day in France. – Posted by Emma

May
18th
2010

Gorge(ous) Riding


Gorge(ous) riding

After we left Yves and Ingrid on a bright Thursday morning we had a rough route planned that would take in the Gorges du Tarn and the Gorges de L’Ardeche both of which had come highly recommended by Ingrid. Travelling through the two gorges would also align us to continue further East towards Italy. – Posted by Justin

May
21st
2010

3000 Kilometre Photo


3000 kilometre photo

Make sure you turn off ‘smell-o-vision’ and put away your ‘real-life-touch’ pads if you’re viewing this from the future. This photo documents 3000 kilometres in the saddle, taken on 21st May in Val de Chavagne, France just before the second downpour of the afternoon. – Posted by Emma

May
23rd
2010

France By Numbers


France by numbers

Entering France to sunny skies and 24km of downhill we thought our endless summer of cycling had truly begun. It quickly turned unseasonably cold, but camping in the snow, cycling through prehistoric gorges and learning how to make bread were all things that made us forget the weather. – Posted by Emma + Justin