Travelsonabike2 France Wednesday 20th-March-2019

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in France on Wednesday, 20th-March-2019. Paris to Pacy-s-Eure. 61 miles. Well, that was an enjoyable day, hard work but enjoyable! There’s been some pretty steep climbs, as well as some long climbs that went on forever!

Man bike Eiffel Tower
The obligatory photo

Paris was fun first thing this morning, although I must admit there was definitely something a bit different! It just didn’t feel the same, whether it was because I’ve been there a few times now I don’t know! Or maybe, what I really think it was, was the aftermath of the protests/riots that happened at the weekend! There was definitely a bad vibe in the air!

Shop boarded up
Boarded up shops along the Champs-Elysees

Shops along the Champs-Elysees had smashed windows, other shops were boarded up, and there was debris all along the street, still waiting to be cleared up! And the mood along the Champs-Elysees seemed to reverberate around the whole city!

Trees road grass
Tree-lined avenue in Versailles

Speaking of the protests/riots, I think my choice of top probably wasn’t the best! I seemed to get a lot more thumbs up today! I even heard somebody at the hotel tonight, as I was checking in say “Gilet Jaune!”

After leaving Paris I went to Versailles and played the tourist there! Only from afar though, you’re not allowed too close with a bike!

Chateau and people
Chateau de Versailles

After I’d finished prating around and decided to start cycling it was gone midday! Leaving not a lot of time for cycling, but it doesn’t matter, as I said earlier I’ve had an enjoyable day!

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2 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 France Wednesday 20th-March-2019”

  1. You’re the man. Stunning photos. I once cycled down the Champs-Elysees on Christmas day. And you still did 60 miles on a short day. Do us a favour and let’s see you walking up a hill.
    Best wishes – Malc.

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