Monthly Archives: October 2014

Caroline et Anthony au bord de la route

Climbing the Petit Saint Bernard pass

Well, that’s it. Gone since 10 days and although it was more like vacation, we are truly gone for our 400 day round-the-world trip.

After a first stage in Allevard accompanied by the last irreducibles, we shared the joys of camping off season and one last piece of sausage. The same one which will be missing perhaps in a few months.

In short, a night at the Balladins Albertville, rainy camping at Aigueblanche, Hotel in Aime, then homestay in Bourg Saint Maurice, until then, it was beautiful weather and away from daily mileage goals. We couldn’t claim from a big trip without having a somewhat technical events. Thus, we attacked the climbing of the Petit Saint Bernard pass and its 2,188 m at the start of the 840 m of Bourg Saint Maurice. Because, during the trip, we will also surely have mechanical problems, soaked bread, and wet clothes, few weeks without seeing hot showers and fighting enormous spiders …

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Bandeau

The departure

With our friends, our relatives and our family to say “see you in 400 days”.

It was so moving to feel the shared pleasure, kindness, generosity, enthusiasm and questioning around this trip. Continue reading

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Why travelling on Bromptons ?

That, too, I remember. I was hanging on a travel forum when I saw this crazy picture of a folding bike with a backpack hanging from the saddle at the top of a mountain pass. I recall that I made ​​myself thinking that there were sacred nutters on earth for do bicycle touring on a Brompton … yet.

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Retrait du vélo pliant Brompton de Caroline chez cyclable grenoble

Brompton is our sponsor

We are so proud, Brompton is supporting us!

THE famous english folding bikes brand takes part of the adventure offering us Caroline’s bike (a red P6R, a front bag and many replacement equipment).

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Why this trip ?

Why the travel and why by bicycle ?

I think everything is decision, everything is a choice.

When we took the decision to travel for the first time by bike, four years ago, we were immersed in the perusal of a bikes catalog. At this moment, our concerns were:

1. What are we going to make during our vacation?

2. These bikes are such nice…

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