Category Archives: Exercise and fitness

Polishing off the Tour de France

The time frame may be different, but our basic idea for finishing off the Tour de France — the Sunday “Ride into Paris” — is the same. Namely, Champagne, good food, good friends. When my wife Jan and I lived … Continue reading

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A taste of the Tour, 2017

The Tour de France passed through the Greater Daglan Area this past Tuesday (July 11), leaving lots of residents happy, and a bit fatigued. We were among them. For my wife Jan and me, it was our fourth personal encounter … Continue reading

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Thrills (and possibly spills) in the hills

Most of us like our sidewalks, paths, streets, roads and highways to be smooth. But there is at least one group of riders who prefer their roads to be rocky: the cyclists who ride cross-country (with a lot of downhill … Continue reading

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Some April activities and antics

It’s not really warm here yet, but neither is it cold. So the number of activities seems to be picking up throughout the Greater Daglan Area, the GDA. Here’s a look at some of them. Yesterday (Saturday) was the 40th running … Continue reading

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Walking among the hunters

We’re now in hunting season, and I have to say that hunters in the Greater Daglan Area seem to be a fairly responsible bunch. They always hold their rifles and shotguns carefully, and I’ve never seen one riding through our … Continue reading

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Thunder! Lightning! Tour de France!

No, you probably didn’t spot us on the televised coverage of yesterday’s Stage 19 of the 2014 Tour de France. But there we were, huddled under umbrellas in pouring rain, listening to the rumbles of thunder, hoping that a lightning … Continue reading

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Physio among the roses

Try as I might, I can’t find a clear and simple definition of roseraie. That’s somewhat maddening since I’m now staying at La Roseraie, a physiotherapy clinic in the village of Montfaucon, in the Lot, about 40 kilometres from home … Continue reading

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