Category Archives: Sports in the Dordogne

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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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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Balloons over Daglan

People have been going up in hot air balloons in France since 1783, courtesy of the inventive Montgolfier brothers. Today, hot air ballooning is a popular tourist activity in the Greater Daglan Area — and our village often has some … 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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A short, sweet ride to a book-binder: Bike Route No. 3

When I feel like taking an easy, relatively short bike ride, or I’m pressed for time, I often get on my road bike and head out of Daglan to the little hamlet of Gaumier (also known, for some reason, as … 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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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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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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