In the early hours of a Sunday afternoon in August, 300 or so of us randonneurs in the 5:30PM “G” group left the suburban confines and cheering crowds of St. Quentin-en-Yvelines bound for Brest. The concrete homes soon gave way to the rolling terrain of countryside.
Riding 1230km across France within 90 hours (or less, depending on your start time) is a grueling affair. But even in my most enervated state, the charm of the rustic French villages never failed to captivate me.
TBO & I headed back to Maui for a week to celebrate my 40th birthday!
What better way to celebrate turning 40 than by riding to the top of the highest paved road climb in the U.S.!
Holidays in Chattanooga, December 2013