Archive for July, 2009

Tandem fixation

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Here in Grenoble at the Pti VelO dans la tEte, me and Sylvain are preparing the tandem since more than a week; cause it takes time to find the stuff, work properly… and to live and experience exciting time and people around here!
We’ve also been through some difficulties challenging us, for example to find a long axe for the rear bottom bracket, very hard. We did a hitchhiking trip to Chambery to a huge bike shop, and in the end we didn’t find it and we have to swap the 2 bottom brackets to move the crank from the front to the rear. Change some other or poor quality stuff, like old tube, an old screw doing the tension of the third brake, a holder for the rear handle bar, a new and adjustable for the front that we nicked on a bike of the stock, , realign the front wheel cause we did fall once: on a wet tramway, a few minutes after speaking about that… the thoughts creates! so we broke a pedal and scratch my knee and big toe. quite a lot small and big various things to do. A funny night out with Ben, a great biicycle man getting maried soon… and more about the tandem before we leave!

Time flies, even at home!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I spent a few days at home doing repairs and outdoor stuff; a quick jump in Grenoble; a WE in northern France helping out to mount a Yourte and then back here to prepare the tandem and sort out a few things at home… soon on the road again for plenty of new adventures!
see you! F

Eventually back home in Ardèche!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

In the end, it’s been one month to cycle from Dundee to my home in Ardèche… with quite a few stops here and there! (Edinburgh, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Dordrecht and other places in Holland….) especially in Grenoble, but somehow there’s sort of my home too, I enjoyed being there and will be back soon in order to prepare the tandem for the next trip, rather soon! UN PTI VELO DANS LA TETE !!!
Until that, I’ll have some nice time at Mum’s home in Soyons, doing some various stuff and relaxing in an outstanding place….
see you , take care, and get on your bike!
🙂 F

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