Garry McGivern’s European bike ride, Monday, 29th-August-2022, Courville-sur-Eure to Monnerville. 46 miles. As predicted yesterday, it was a late start today. Overnight I had devised a plan to escape Stalag 17 before nine o’clock, but some annoying French man kept talking to me, only joking, Nicholas.
I knew that other people had keys, and I was sure somebody would leave before nine, which they did. But I wasn’t ready. I was too busy talking to Nicholas, who I’d met last night. He was also on a bike and was cycling to Brittany, thankfully in the opposite direction to me! But in all seriousness, he was a very pleasant chap who spoke excellent English and was good company. I eventually escaped at ten minutes to nine!
I was expecting to stop the night in Etampes, but after seeing that there weren’t any campsites, I changed my route a bit, which might work out for the better later on.
It’s been another tough day’s cycling, and I must admit that I’m finding it hard going! Whether it’s my anaemia or I’ve still not gotten over my hip operation. Or maybe I’m just getting old and useless. But whatever it is, I’d much rather be out on the road than stuck at home any day.
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