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    Pictures of my wife and I on our new training regime for next season

    Gotta start somewhere. ;-)







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    Very nice. Now if you can climb those Velib's to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, you're a stud.
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    Are those recent? We're actually in Paris right now on business/leisure. Took some velibs out today and cruised around. Off to Amsterdam in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson View Post
    Are those recent? We're actually in Paris right now on business/leisure. Took some velibs out today and cruised around. Off to Amsterdam in the morning.
    Yep,, bout 15 hours old. We will resume training today.

    Wow,, MTBR'ers in Paris,, who would have thought. If I'd known you were here would have bought you a glass of French red.


    Sacre d' Coeure,, I'm on it,, pics later.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zon View Post
    Yep,, bout 15 hours old. We will resume training today.


    Sacre d' Coeure,, I'm on it,, pics later.
    There's some nice walking paths that'd be more like AM mtb trails on the left side (facing towards Montmartre with Sacre Coeur behind you). Otherwise there is a smooth 30-45 degree slope between the funicular and the stairs that'll get you back to the bottom real quick and without all the thud-thudding of the stairs down the middle.

    My wife and I used to go to Paris in the winter when airfare/hotels were cheap and tourists absent. Now with kids we've switched to spring/summer for the more pleasant weather/no school and I've been itching to go on a city ride but haven't been able to shake the family.

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    Yeah my wifes been here before,, my first time. We have had a blast. Spent a couple days in Normandie last week. Wish I had my road bike up there.

    We've seen some amazing sights. Here's a couple of tourest faviorites;

    Ya gotta do the Lourve,



    And of course see the erector set,






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    The planking is classic. My favorite museum is Orsay (made also by Eiffel). If you still have time, there is a company in Paris that offers guided bike tours of the Versailles gardens. It takes a whole day (never done it, but my buddy did). He really enjoyed it. Versailles totally lives up to the hype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    The planking is classic. My favorite museum is Orsay (made also by Eiffel). If you still have time, there is a company in Paris that offers guided bike tours of the Versailles gardens. It takes a whole day (never done it, but my buddy did). He really enjoyed it. Versailles totally lives up to the hype.
    Yeah we had hoped to make it to the Orsay,, ran out of time.

    We spent a day at Versailles,, stunning to say the least. Maries little village was over the top.

    Must include this in a Paris planking shot:



    Oh,,, we made it.







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    Very nice. There is a little vineyard tucked away in the middle of Montmartre. Kinda cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Very nice. There is a little vineyard tucked away in the middle of Montmartre. Kinda cool.
    You mean the one on the right side of this street??


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    That's the only one.
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    Posted a bunch of pics here if you want to walk down memory lane.

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