Needs a little paint or some chalk to get highlighted
Bigger bike box: way easier to pack, apparently harder to arrive on time as checked luggage.
Hostel bunk cum bike repair stand
Didn't get a good shot of the Arc, yeah yeah yeah.
My hostel room had a nice little deck for inappropriate public air-drying.
Walk your bike down the steps, s'il vous plait.
Parisian bus drivers are fast, aggressive, and apparently 13-years-old.
I want to make a curved rear rack like this for strapping my framebag to my rando rig. Saw one from Vanilla on the route that had tangential platforms for holding a tool-wrap or a spare tire on each side.
A rare example of a non-beater commuter in Paris, lots of re-pro and aftermarket parts caringly assembled.
Fois gras omelette and a 0.5L brewski on the hill to Sacre-de-Couer
Sending a postcard home, then spending another day lost in Paris.
Paris' Velib rental bike. Wish I could get the rental card, these looked cool, you could get/park them anywhere.
Restaurant/theater at the munincipal velodrome...need to bring an ENO hub wheel next time.
Frites and grizzle steak before some speed work, did the trick!
The rig after working over the locals at the Hippodrome du Longchamps.
Getting a breakfast crepe compleyat: cheese, ham, chicken, and eggs. My chef played staring contest the whole time.
Packed up for a few more hours of homelessness between the hostel and the rental chateau.
Wi-fi libre en Paris? Non!
A Parisian dessert, Cafe Gourmand: biscuit, coffee, fudge, and ice cream.
First, and last, American-style rando snack on the route pre-ride.
Pre-ride finished, the start is looming.
Baking at the Louvre
Ready-or-not, headed to the start town.
Team Rapha, rode with them off-and-on the first night
Dan from Manitoba with his Boulder Bike
Made it to Brest, slower than expected. Very lousy accomodations
Pile o' layers
Lots of towns put up funny bike art, this one amused me at 4am in the cold.
A nice Surly Travellers' Check
Roadside water table. Homes along the route left and handed out all kinds of free food and drink for the riders.
Roadside stop with Jacqui. Didn't speak a lick of English but he would try enough French on me until I understood. His energy was infectious.
Jacqui's cafe and brioche was the bomb, got me wired for the home stretch.
Traveller's Check on the road
The TV car that stalked me for 600k to get them/me 4 seconds of glory
Todd's very confused cyclocross S-Works made into a randonneur. 25c tires, SRAM Red group, Gilles Berthoud bags, and Honjo fenders.
Brevet card at the finish
Post-brevet see-food diet proscribed by Jenn: I see food, I eat it.
Goddamn european appliances.
Museum of modern art
La Defense and Notre Dame
Down-low decaleur. Aluminum rod weaved through brazed-on spacers and velcro/webbing on the bag. No retention pins, no hand interference and stem uglification. Fast bag removal and fast-enough bag installation. Rock solid. You still need a tombstone on the rack for the back of the bag and coroplast side-stiffeners.
Buffed Taiwanese AL black bars. Need to re-anodize or clearcoat.