Friday, August 05, 2005

Day 2 – leaving Paris

Cold, wet and windy! We lost our way and spent the whole morning trying pick up our route according to the guidebook. Apart from that we didn’t get too far. We met an American guy who claimed to be doing 100+km per day! He looked a bit battered (a student, what else!) but he was very friendly so we led him to the campsite in Villiers where we were the only two tents. He ate non-stop for a about an hour, drank a cup of tea with us and went to bed at around 8:30.

Had to fix my bike which was playing up a bit: one of the back wheel nuts was loose, pulling the chain to one side and making uphill going very difficult. The chap at the campsite rather sportingly loaned me the requisite spanners, so now it’s ok.

Camp site: Villiers
Tariff: €12.50*
Daily distance: 35km

*based on 2 persons, 2 bikes and one tent (not sharing a pitch with others)

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