Category Archives: Sports

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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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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Escape to an air show

Yesterday was a holiday here (Assumption, as you may have assumed) but that didn’t stop the workers who were setting up stalls and rides for Daglan’s annual Festival of Heat and Noise (my definition), which begins today. Chaos reined supreme, … 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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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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