Posted by: hlm227 | June 16, 2008

My Arrival in France

bike

THe airport in Nice had a stand to put my bike together, which was awesome.  I was on almost no sleep, though, and there was so much to put on my bike that it took me about 3 hours.  I was very frustrated and almost wanted to turn around and go home.

ready

But I finally got it together and was ready to go.

I spent two days in Nice and was able to walk around the city, thanks to my wonderful host, Christelle from Warm Showers.org.

I gave her a Laek House hat for her generous hospitality.

Nice was really beautiful and I was so glad to have the two days to get myself ready for my tour.  Christelle was the best host I could have hoped for!!!

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Responses

  1. looks like you’re having fun!
    any idea how many lbs of gear you’re hauling up them thar hills?

  2. When they weighed my boxes at the airport, I think my bike was like 23 kg, including some random stuff like shoes = you can see in the photos. My bags were 18 kg. I want to go to a truck weigh station and weigh the whole thing but I have not found one yet.

  3. I think a truck weigh station would yell at you, at least they would in the states. That would be interesting to try.

    It’s cool you found such a nice host.

    Your bike looks really heavy, but you can do it.

    Nice pink handle bars.

    Stay hydrated!

  4. Finally getting a chance to carrouse your blog now that I have free internet for hours!

    THus, i wanted to say: Your Bike Is BEAUTIFUL!


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