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Old 01-23-07, 03:51 PM   #1
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Bonjour from PBP country

Bonjour. My name is Jean-Pierre Smith ("JP"). I live in Yvelines, France, west side of Paris in a small rural village. This forum for long distance bicycling was first mentioned to me by Claire (the *real one) and I ventured some posts here prior to this introduction today. Quite rude I guess, I apologise for it: I had not checked the FAQ. My first ride was back then in 1964 (I was about 12 at the time): 120 km from Montaudin, slightly south from La Tannnière (best known PBP rice-cake place) to Angers, in a hilly part of rural France. I still own four bikes, including a mountain bike with fenders and racks on the back, an old racing bike converted to hauling luggage and wine with antique Kirtland panniers and travel on airplanes, a superb Gemini 1974 custom Columbus steel racing bike and my recent (1999) custom-made randonneuse Singer I used on PBP in 1999 and still use most. Am planning this year, hopefully, to ride the 2007 PBP on 20th August with the randonneuse. My first (and sole) non-metric century was in 1977 in Palo Alto, Ca on the hills between Palo Alto and the ocean, where I discovered with interest the strange wormlike things called Soy (or soja) which people seem to enjoy eating while riding centuries. I prefer more serious food . For the purposes of this forum, I am expert in nothing except unhealthy food and the art of napping (no use at all ) but am facinated by many stupid and useless things. Can't commit to commuting by bike due to the 60' ride each way in heavy and very dangerous road traffic and lack of showers at the office. Still a dream, though. I also wonder whether long distance randonnées like the 1200 mk rides in the Banff area could be worth the air trip from Europe. Wish you all well
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Old 01-23-07, 05:21 PM   #2
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Welcome JP
Bienvenue pour faire du vélo des forum !
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