On Day 3 of our short DIY bike ride along Eurovelo 8, we pedaled from Beziers to Narbonne.
The first question of the day: how do we get back to the Canal du Midi?
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We reach the Canal du Midi halfway through this 3-day DIY bike ride in France.
The goal on this day is to meet friends for dinner in Beziers. Along the way, though, my goal is to reflexively say Bonjour Madame/Monsieur every time I enter a shop or otherwise approach someone. After all, one of these friends has explained, not doing this is considered the height of rudeness (and why perhaps Americans in France are seen as rude, not the other way around.) I know I was a bit remiss on Day 1.
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You can plan your own bike ride along Eurovelo 8 in France. Here’s how.
It’s hot, the sun is beating down, we’re maybe halfway through our first day on
Eurovelo 8, and I’m sick of the taste of Isostar (Europe’s Gatorade) in my water bottle. All three of us are looking for water. Continue reading “Eurovelo 8: Montpellier to Narbonne in 3 days” Like this: Like Loading...
Would the D&R Canal towpath be the best way to reach Duke Farms? Or would a road option be better?
Duke Farms has been on the list for a while.
But if we wanted to benefit from the calmness of the
D&R Canal towpath for much of the ride, the trade-off would be some stretches of busy road. Would it be worth it? Continue reading “How to bike to Duke Farms (with a detour to the new Flounder Brewing)” Like this: Like Loading...
I love the Lawrence Hopewell Trail but haven’t been on its Full Moon Ride in – gulp! – five years. Time to go back!
We did it! 360 miles after leaving Buffalo (plus a detour to Seneca Falls), we reach Albany!
This was the prettiest segment of our Erie Canal bike ride. Also our longest.
It seems hard to believe, but there is such a thing as too much pie. And I learned that lesson on day 6 of our Buffalo-to-Albany bike ride along the
Erie Canal. Continue reading “Too much pie on the Erie Canal from Utica to Amsterdam” Like this: Like Loading...
Today was history day for me.
The highlight of the 58-mile day: meeting up with one of our
East Coast Greenway friends who happened to be in the area. Continue reading “Erie Canal bike ride: Syracuse to Utica on day 5” Like this: Like Loading...
Four important women who aren’t the usual Suffragettes.
Look for the references to 19 in Seneca Falls —we spotted signs for the right to run 19 (that’s a 19k run) and had breakfast (and a great conversation with two locals) at Cafe 19.
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This is the day we started seeing lots of people – and boats – along the Erie Canal.
This is the day we really started seeing people on
the Erie Canal trail — walking, biking, even some who, like us, had gear and probably also are end-to-enders.
And then the boats. The canal is still in use for pleasure!
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