Posted by: hlm227 | June 16, 2008

A croissant in my helmet?

In the morning, I awoke to find a baguette and croissant in my helmet.  It was a great way to start my day and I wasn’t sure where it came from, but I had a guess…

I started my first real day of my tour by riding up the cap of Corsica.  I thought it would be a short ride and I was completely wrong!

It was a really tough day with long long climbs, but the views were incredible so I was happy.  I thought all day of what I could throw away from my bags and am not yet ready to get rid of anything.


There were caterpillars all over the road and I tried really hard to avoid them.  It felt like the opposite of playing frogger.


and then I had a nice meat dinner.  (it was actually lunch the next day but the joke is better this way.)   

I stayed in St Florent at a very nice campground.

……and the next morning, there was another croissant in my helmet!!!

It was from a father and son who were travelling by motorcycle along the coast of Corsica.  I had briefly met them the night before, and then again at the second campground I stayed at.  

Thanks again for the breakfasts!!      

distance 79.25 km

trip time 5.10.55

avg speed 15.29 km hr

avg cadence 77

max speed 46.39 km

What I learned today : you should take the time to look at a map before you start.  (but if you don’t, it’ll probably still turn out ok)


  1. ugg don’t they know ur on a low carb diet. i can’t believe how awesome this is. god i’m so jealous. i’ll do a small tour of cuba and pretend its france. i miss u, come home.

    avg speed 15.29 hahaha, just think about when kym said u were her biggest competition and u started pedaling really fast.
    p.s. jeff was riding kym’s indie fab and broke it and now has broken ribs.

  2. wow

  3. Did you eat all that meat?

    I’m surprised people leave you food in your helmet. You should place a wish list in there, maybe you’ll get other treats!

  4. good lookin’ lunch!

  5. wait for for two consecutive days these people left u food in ure helmet so u’d wake and find it? i mean, u still look pretty cleanly to me yo…i dont know how i feel about all that… yo the trip sounds ridiculously amazing so far yo – im glad u been keeping this shit updated; keep motivating yo! holler

  6. Croissants in your helmet? That is the sweetest thing ever. I love europeans, sometimes.

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