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2014 Tandem Through France

After my Southern Route cross country trip, Don and I began taking about together – on the tandem. We settled on taking another trip to France.

After much discussion about taking an organized tour, a supported tour, or organizing a tour ourselves, we decided to try to something on our own. A friend recommended we look into the Tandem Club of France to join some of their weekend trips around the country.

We joined the Tandem Club and found two weekend rallies not far outside of Paris and then made B & B arrangements nearby. In between, we had flexible days to tour and cycling in Normandy. After our weekends with the Tandem Club, we had a week with no definitive plans except to visit with our longtime friends, Christine and Patrice.  They invited us to their beach house for some of that time, and great adventures ensued!

Here is a chronological archive of my blog from the entire trip.

  • September 26, 2014
    Forges les Eaux photos
    Sunday, September 14 Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
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  • September 27, 2014
    Beautiful Sables d'Olonne
    The weather has been nearly perfect; temperatures in the 70s during the day, likely low 50s overnight. The water is crisp with gentle rolling waves.  Don played golf with borrowed clubs yesterday.  We rode bikes along the beach promenade on Wednesday (9 miles), a longer ride today along the harbor and into the Marais, a ...
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  • September 30, 2014
    Homeward bound
    Don and I are currently relaxing in the Star Alliance Lounge at Charles deGaulle Airport.  Our check-in experience  confirms the acquisition of a United Mileage Plus credit card – we had Premier Access, up to 4 bags checked free (not including the tandem), and use of the Lounge.  We arrived more than 3 hours prior ...
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