Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Day 4 - Wednesday 29 September

Chauve to les Sables-d’Olonne (56 miles)
Although less miles and the land was completely flat the lads found today’s cycling the hardest so far as the whole day was into a headwind ~ have to say I didn’t notice but some will always seek any excuse for a moan! As one of the party commented on the flat landscape - “a bit of up and down is great as you can get the arse out of the saddle”. It was also a more overcast day with a few spots of rain which fortunately didn’t materialise into anything significant.
The beaches at St-Jean-de-Monts were totally deserted ~ miles and miles of sand with not a soul – a bit like tonight’s campsite at Chateau-d’Olonne. We just got here in time as it closes for the year tomorrow!
While I mess with the blog, Andy is in his little tent conjuring up chicken curry. I daresay we might open another 5 litre wine box so we can maintain our average of a bottle of wine per day – each! Quelle surprise then that one of the photos Vince took today was of the pair of them at a vineyard.
As to the blog, I believe some are experiencing problems leaving comments. I’ll tinker with the settings and risk the spam potential. Now that’s a thought ~ perhaps Spam for tea tomorrow. Oh hang on I’ve just been told its spag bol.


  1. Looks great lads. The weather back in Blighty is f****** awful if that helps.
    It all looks a bit flat an easy to me. Sort of Gallic version of the Tarka trail. When does the real riding start?
    Me jealous. Huh............

  2. Glad you are having a good time! The pictures are brilliant. I'd be interested to see some of the pictures from your first epic bike ride alongside these as something - and I'm not sure what - seems different about you all. How many years ago was Land's End to John O'Groats.......?

  3. Hi Mr Smith Your pink 'outfit' would go well with Tash's new hairpiece.... Glad to see your having a great 'non holiday' x


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