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An Eye to a Tower….. Avenue Verte

Today we set off ! We set off to ride the 406km across 5 days from the London Eye to the Eiffel Tower :).

It’s very exciting, a little daunting but is another adventure in a life that I am lucky enough to be living out loud.

The route
The route

We are taking a set of ‘sustran’ routes that wind their way through South London, down through the Sussex countryside to the town of Newhaven. We than take the ferry across the English Channel to Dieppe. Once across in France, we spend the next 3 days working our way through French lanes and tracks arriving in Paris on Wednesday evening.

The sign we will be following !
The sign we will be following !

Doesn’t it sound romantic and idyllic ? Have you seen the weather reports ? Wet weather gear has been packed ‘just in case’.

The trusted hybrid is ready
The trusted hybrid is ready

So the small bag has been dropped at our friends house (BTW we aren’t carrying our own bags !), the chamois butter is to hand, the trusty hybrid has been serviced and prepped and the go-pro charged for some perfect moments……… off we go !

So Avenue Verte it is http://avenuevertelondonparis.co.uk/

La vie vivant !

A bientot et au reviour

Catherine

Fille groupe d’age

 

Do you really need all of those bikes ?

ImageSo that’s 3 bikes now in the bike shed ! Really ? Who’d have ever thought I would have 3 bikes……… but they all have a purpose ! And all really, really crucial !!

1. Winter bike……… My first road bike has become my winter bike ! It’s a Fisher, and apparently there arenit many of these in cirucylatrion, with Gary Fisher being a Mountina Bike expert. Love it ! It got me through my 1st 70.3 (and I didn’t blame the biek when I had a flat, straight out of transition) and 2 cycling holidays (the Big Island of Hawaii and Death Valley) and many many happy hours on the comfortable mountain bike saddle

2. My racing bike….. I have to admot to loving the look of my Litespeed road bike ! It looks so sexy with its matt black (and flash of red) finish ! Just a shame I don’t ride it yet quite as it shold be ridden but what’ll happen this summer when I can have some time in the saddle. Having a propoer fitting session for this has also made the difference.

3. My hybrid….. the new kid on the bloack (bought on Saturday) is my Ridgeback hybrid. My first hybrid and its only been ridden once ! Once I get used ot the different riding positions and extra frame weight, I know I’m going to have miles of smiles in the saddle.

So how about that then, from a girl who ‘hated her bike’ just 2 years ago, to collecting them, life is surprising !