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Ride Your Bike...

Tim
By Tim - 18/12/11

 

Yesturday I took a day trip to the Pinarello Shop in Treviso.

My day started early as I flew from Pau to Lyon to Venice, then Venice to Paris to Pau – it’s great to be able to experience a different country in a day and end up back at home…

I’ve always wanted to visit “The Holy Grail” of bike manufacturers (in my opinion) and Pinarello is the best (opinion again!).

Tim
By Tim - 04/12/11

 

Not much happenening here - the weather has finally changed. 

It's been raining for the last couple of days, which is great as I've been catching up on my 'Chores List' and both Di and I are enjoying the quiet time.

I put this video together - hope it makes you smile...

Fête du Lêzignan next weekend so I'm looking forward to that.

 

Nothing like A Fall day At Chez Passet....

Tim
By Tim - 06/11/11

 

 

September has brought us an array of ‘fun’ at Chez Passet - 

We had my Brother, My Nephew, The Stowmarket Cycle Club, Hikers, and a Group Of Canadians stay with us.

My brother arrived for a fleeting visit – nice work on chopping down the trees, you should think about doing it for a profession?!

My Nephew stayed for a month, helping us out around the house and learned some French (hope you use it some day?!).

Tim
By Tim - 13/10/11

 

 

I can't believe that it's been this long since I last posted on my blog! Where did that go?

What's happened since?

We've made some new friends and saw quite a few old friends - the old friends crack me up as time seems to stand still with them (I've known this one friend since I was 5) and the laughter never stops. The new friends will become old friends and I look forward to seeing them again...

We took a forced week off at the end of the Tour (guest cancelled), which enabled us to re-charge, and catch-up on our much-needed sleep. 

Tim
By Tim - 24/08/11

 

This was a great week at Chez Passet... the atmosphere was spectacular and the video tells it all...

 

"Vive le Tour"

Tim
By Tim - 23/07/11

 

Well, it's started... the build-up to the 2011 Tour de France....

The road works are  in full swing -  I love the roads after the TDF has come through as they are perrrfect...  smooth fresh pavement - yipee!!!

Tim
By Tim - 29/06/11

 

               Today I completed the Cyclo-Sportive "La Roue d'Or" where there were 6 ex-Tour de France Champions taking part (Eddy Merckx, Pedro Delgado, Bernard Thevenet,      Miguel Indurain, Roger Walkowiak and Bernard Hinault)...

I've always been a fan of Miguel Indurain (TDF winner 1991 - 1995, rides a Pinarello) and had hoped to see him and all the others along the course. The route was 112.5 kms long with an elevation gain of 2700m , starting only 15kms from Chez Passet.

Tim
By Tim - 22/05/11

 

I always wanted to try a little cycle touring so I asked a friend of mine if I could join him on a trip to the coast... what a trip and what an area...

Tim
By Tim - 14/05/11

 

Today we decided to go to Spain for the day - Di wanted to buy some wine (what's new?) and I wanted to check out a new Col to cycle (what's new?).

So we went to the Col du Pourtalet, located about an hours drive west from Chez Passet - I discovered a 26kms climb and Di discovered some more good wine so it was a win, win situation for both us AND we had a fantastic lunch in the sunshine...

Tim
By Tim - 04/05/11

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