Category Archives: Exercise and fitness

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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Through the French countryside — on my back

Yes, you read that correctly — it wasn’t “on my bike,” but “on my back.” In fact I was flat on my back in an ambulance, which made for an unconventional view of the countryside as we drove through southwest … Continue reading

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A day to savour — and save

Today has been one of those days I wish I could capture in a bottle, so I could spoon out bits of it over the coming year. Here’s why: Breakfast was a perfect French treat — a warm croissant and … Continue reading

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From tee to green: Bike Route No. 4

One thing you know instinctively as a cyclist is to never attempt carrying a full set of golf clubs over your shoulder, while you’re riding your bike. So don’t be alarmed when I recommend a golf club as our goal … Continue reading

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Over the hill to Chez Lilette: Bike Route No. 2

It’s been more than a month since I introduced my occasional series on “bike routes with a destination,” so it’s time to highlight another ride. My first post on the subject was “To Belvès by stages: Bike Route No. 1,” … Continue reading

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Steamed, broiled or fried?

Steamed, broiled or fried seem to be the three options facing those of us who live in the Greater Daglan Area and who are trying to cope with an ongoing, overly long heat wave. Let me give you an idea … Continue reading

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No more Mr. Dark Knight

In case you missed it, we had a rainy, cool and rather miserable spring. Even in late May, as I wrote in several postings, I had to wear my Dark Knight bicycling outfit to keep warm. This outfit starts with … Continue reading

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