Tag Archives: cycling

À vélo

I love to ride my bike, but I don’t love to slave over strenuous terrain. In New Jersey where I live, there are terrific, flat bike trails along former train lines and canal networks. It’s delightful. The French equivalent is … Continue reading

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La Grande Boucle

The Tour de France, that mythic bike race that crisscrosses France, turns 100 this year. Drug scandals aside, this is an athletic tour de force. The French Senate, which is located within the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, is marking … Continue reading

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Hors ligne

Raymond Poulidor, born on April 15, 1936, was a cycling champion and remains the darling of the French. “Poupou’s” was known as “l’éternel second” because he never won the Tour de France, even though he won just about every other … Continue reading

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