2015-07-30 Lons-le-Saunier – Gray

Today's photo shows a roadside memorial near Dole. French memorials often just show the person's first name and unlike Irish memorials normally don't include the date of the accident. Unlike First World War monuments, roadside memorials are not that common in France and after cycling 3,000 km around France, I only came across about a … Continue reading 2015-07-30 Lons-le-Saunier – Gray

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2015-07-29 Saint Rambert-en-Bugay – Lons-le-Saunier

Today's photo shows a mural outside a bakery in the town of Villemotier. The writing on the plaque above the oven says "Bread baked in a wood burning stove oven". Bakeries in France are quite common and open even on Sundays but this mural makes this "boulangerie" really stand out. Today - 107 km. Total so … Continue reading 2015-07-29 Saint Rambert-en-Bugay – Lons-le-Saunier

2015-07-25 Alpe d’Huez ~ Waiting for Godot and Pinot during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez

Today's photo shows Nairo Quintana as he sped past us on Stage 20 of the Tour de France about 4.5 km from the summit of Alpe d'Huez. About 150 km traveled today from Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez and back. Today was Alpe d'Huez day, a day I had been looking forward to all year. The … Continue reading 2015-07-25 Alpe d’Huez ~ Waiting for Godot and Pinot during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez

2015-07-24 St Jean de Maurienne – A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during the 2015 Tour de France

Today's photo shows a banner at a roundabout in St. Jean de Maurienne welcoming the Tour de France to the town. Romain Bardet had won the stage which finished in St. Jean de Maurienne the day before and we were looking forward to seeing the Tour leave from the same town the next morning. About … Continue reading 2015-07-24 St Jean de Maurienne – A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during the 2015 Tour de France