He sits there...... reading his paper and watching the flow of traffic passing by. Despite the temperature being in the low thirties, he is still out there. I hit the turn signal and take a right onto the Fellsway as I nod in his direction silently giving thanks for teaching me one of life's greatest lessons.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Fun bike stuff over the last 5 months
France: So my girlfriend Julia had some work stuff in Nice, France back in September. Rumor has it that the Tour de France and Paris-Nice roll through there, and allegedly, there are great beaches there, so I thought maybe I should tag along. We ate awesome food and hung out on some really fantastic beaches but about that bike stuff…
I had rented a bike from this company we-rent-bikes.com (because I figured they would have bikes) for two days when Julia was doing most of her work stuff. I had two great rides planned with huge climbs right outside of Nice. Unfortunately, my first ride day also happened to be the only crappy weather day we had and I got rained out. So on the second (first?) day of riding, I chose to do the ride with the famous climbs, the Col d’Eze (rhymes with ‘fez’) and the Col de la Madone. The Col d’Eze is very frequently used in Paris-Nice and will be in the Tour de France this coming year. The climb starts in a random Nice neighborhood and ascends to the village of Eze.