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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-18-06, 09:08 AM   #1
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anyone here from PARIS? wanna meet up? hey?

hello,
i might be visiting my brother in paris next wedneday, through to saturday.
plan to take my bike on the eurostar and meander round paris exploring. so anyone in paris and want to meet up and ride/show me around? beer? good bars/venues?
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Old 03-18-06, 01:10 PM   #2
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bump. otherwise people wont see it....

i'll be arriving the 22nd, and leavin on the 26th.
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Old 03-18-06, 06:59 PM   #3
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wish i was there. i'm going to the south for two weeks though on april 9th.
anyway, rue cler is a small market street a couple blocks from the eiffel tower with the BEST crepe stand in the city. meal to go for like 3$, soooo good.
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Old 03-19-06, 02:19 AM   #4
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i went to 10 bike shops in paris last time i was there. no track stuff that i could find w/ my limited french. i didn't have my bike as an example though.
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how is it for cycling then? hectic?
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who has been riding in paris?
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cheers. i'll post some paris fixie pics when i get back
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I used to live in across the river from the Bois de Boulogne (great place for bike rides).
Inside the park there is a horse racing track (Hippodrome).
The access road around the racetrack is closed on weekends for joggers and cyclists.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings there are about 60-80 cyclist chasing a moped aound the access road.
Try and see if you can keep up with them.
Inside the park there are several lakes and equestrian clubs also.
Here is a sit about the park:
http://www.parisdigest.com/takingare...deboulogne.htm

Here is a site with a map to the hippodrome lonchamps:
http://english.pidf.com/page/p-291/a...IDFSRV0000016/


I would avoid La Defance, North Paris and North East Paris.


Enjoy

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only photo i have taken so far!
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you still here?

i've been in paris off and on for a couple of months....only know of one other fixie rider, another yankee ex-messenger....

cobblestones=sux
scooters=sux
ciculation cops=(90euros for running a red light)=super sux

old-timey ex bike racers looking at you and your brakeless trackbike sideways and then telling you that your bike isn't "manly" enough for paris streets=hella cool
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im home now>
i met one fixie rider, but while in the middle of a riot. he was taking photos and came up to me and started talking fixies, it was funny in the situation. he said there is one english guy, him (an american) and another american who ride fixed.
nice city, id love to live there sometime
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yeah, did he have a funny accent and ride a red colnago?
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