Category Archives: Exercise and fitness

The dash through Daglan — whoosh!

My posting yesterday about the Tour de Dordogne bike race was all about traffic jams and slowdowns in the heart of our village. Today, we get to the racing part. All of the action you’re about to see took place … Continue reading

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The dash through Daglan — the sticking point

The main thoroughfare of Daglan does not have, to put it politely, generous proportions — an Avenue des Champs-Elysées it is not. So when my wife Jan and I were waiting for the bike riders in this year’s Tour de … Continue reading

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A glorious Canada Day, and some coming events

As we awoke this morning, the sun was beating down, the sky was a bright blue, and the air was still. And then my wife Jan said those three magic words to me that all Canadians love to hear, whether … Continue reading

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To Belvès by stages: Bike Route No. 1

Recently we were chatting with an English couple who have just bought a house in Daglan, and who are starting to explore the Greater Daglan Area (GDA) by going on walks and taking bike rides. When they said they were … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day market, and other sunny scenes

Today was Mother’s Day in France, so it was darned decent of Mother Nature herself to stop with the rain and start with the sun. (I’m not sure, by the way, why the United Nations can’t sort out Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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Before and after: From apéros to cycling

Apéros, which is a shortened version of apéritifs, is probably best translated as “cocktails and appetizers” or “drinkies.” An invitation to apéros is a French tradition that we quite like, and my wife and I often indulge — either as … Continue reading

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We tackle the Shark, and win!

What is a person to do when it’s yet another rainy day in the Greater Daglan Area? For us, the gloomy weather on Saturday morning was just right for staying indoors and doing battle with our new rowing machine, which … Continue reading

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