Posted by: hlm227 | September 24, 2009

I’m baaaccckkkk!

After two months of working as a bike tour guide in France, I had a week off. Being a tour guide is different than I thought it would be. I am doing a lot more driving and a lot less riding than I expected. I don’t think I’ve ridden a bike this infrequently in the last six years.

So, with my week off, I decided to put my bike together and go back to Corsica!


I was so excited after I bought the Corsica Ferries ticket. I think it was the first time I’ve been genuinely excited since coming to France this year.

Putting my bike together was relatively easy. I am having an issue with the front brake but its not a big deal.

However, I must say that the Ortlieb Handlebar bag attachment SUCKS. I took the attachment off the handlebars so I could fit the bike in the box. I could not figure out how to get it back on and it was extremely frustrating. I wound up just taking off the cyclocomputer and duct taping it to my handlebars.

I rode about 25 km to Avignon and took the train to Toulon. The SNCF (French Railway) charges extra for a bicycle on the TGV, but not on the regional trains, so I took two slower trains and saved about 15€.

My first view of the Mediterranean since coming back to France!

I spent the night in Toulon in a nice hotel close to the train station.


  1. Hello, tu te rappel, de nous? Peut etre que non! Tu as fais un arret a Perpignan au camping de la Garigol a Perpignan en 2008 ou ont a prit une vodka ensemble.
    Nous habitons à Ceret, près de la frontière espagnole, si tu repasse avec ton vélo pase nous voir, Ceret est tres jolie et ill y a un grand marché catalan, un grand musée et de grand peintre (picasso) y ont laissaient de belle peinture… Titi & Cilia…

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