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From Melo Vélo Meanderings by Susan Carpenter

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Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Bordeaux to Meilhan-sur-Garonne

Cool tunnel!

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on Bordeaux

Wow, 10 miles is A LOT of walking!!

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Bordeaux

Wow, good work by Julie! I wonder if people who have electronic shifters have much problem with their's?

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Feuillade to Périgueux

Oh yes! :)

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Poitiers to Saint-Pierre

Good decision!

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Poitiers to Saint-Pierre

White asparagus is my FAVORITE!! :) :)

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Blois

Interesting -- I've never heard/seen of a double helix staircase...

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Blois

Beautiful! :)

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Sancerre to Sully-sur-Loire

How kind of her to help you with your need of water. :)

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Magny to Epiry

That's very handy!

1 year ago
Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in A Return to Paris

Wow, I haven't seen a pigeon dish before...how does it taste?

1 year ago
Leo Woodland commented on Castelnaudary to Carcassonne

You may not have enjoyed your ride to Bram but you did better than the people who lived there.

In 1210, a particularly unpleasant man called Simon de Montfort set siege to the village and then invaded with his army. His men cut off everyone's nose and gouged out their eyes - all except one man, who was allowed to keep one eye so that he could lead the others out of the village.

And folk talk of the good old days...

1 year ago
Leo Woodland commented on Agen to Grisolles

Love your ride along the canal. You passed 20km south of us; the canal is our everyday route into Toulouse, generally a couple of days on a loaded bike.

It's always annoying to be told of things you missed - although maybe you didn't care anyway - but the cemetery that you passed in Grisolles holds the grave of the village blacksmith, a man called Jean Dargassies.

He bought a bike in the village and the salesman said he looked a big, strong lad and that he ought to go in for this new Tour de France he'd been reading about.

Dargassies had never been further than Montauban but he caught the train to Paris, to check his entry had arrived, and he had trouble explaining himself there because of his strong southern accent.

They couldn't even understand his name so that, when he said it was Dargaties, they spelled it Dargassies. He stuck with it.

And why did he stick with it? Because he came fourth and so famous as the flying blacksmith that it seemed easier to stick with the new spelling than insist on the old.

1 year ago
Keith Adams commented on What's in a Name

Stability
Consideration
Accessibility
Reliability
Positivity

1 year ago
Keith Adams commented on a photo in What's in a Name

Stella needs to meet Mad Max, my Madone.

1 year ago