Pedaled too far.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
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In my youth, I spent a week in Calais once, waiting for my bike to arrive. I had taken the train from Venice to Calais and my bike was supposed to accompany me in the baggage car. It was a good week, spent drawing, wandering the streets of Calais and just pondering my future. The sad part was going to the train station each day to see if the bike had arrived.
After a week I had to go on and took the train to Copenhagen. I ended up meeting a nice Swedish girl who invited me up to Stockholm.
A couple of months after I got back, I finally got notice that the SNCF had my bike in Boulougne. An ex girlfriend of mine was working for a customs agent and she spent 6 months trying to get the bike back.
The only reason that I could ever come up with to explain why this happened, was that my bike was a Peugeot and before starting on the trip, I had upgraded it to a Shimano groupo. I think that offended the SNCF and they confiscated the bike.