France, Pt. 1

We’ve made it!

Highlights:

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All the ads in the Geneva airport were for watches. Not even joking.
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They also sold some large jars of nutella.
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Walking our bikes from the Swiss to the French side of the train station.
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Waiting hours for the train.
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Commandeering the cars.
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Chris being very nonplussed with all the traveling

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Riding 30 miles, unshowered and unseatbelted, in the back of an unventilated sprinter van.
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The view from our front porch the night we arrived.
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The view from our kitchen.
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The house
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Wine shopping
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Cheese shopping
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The haul
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Just the view from the grocery store parking lot. No big deal.
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The living room
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Challenging the mountains
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2 miles from the house
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French towns

 

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Me, losing my mind from the climbs.

Today’s ‘easy’ day of 32 miles took us up a mountain, through two mountain passes, and about 80%  as much climbing as the 115 mile ride I often do to Mount Wachusett back in Massachusetts.

The views are incredible, the descents are amazing, and the climbing is grueling.

Day one done.

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