Our European Vacation

Our European Vacation

One month…one page! We went to Europe from June 28 to July 28. We flew using frequent flyer miles, so our itinerary took us from Seattle to Atlanta to Toronto to Milan to Geneva. Along with the assorted flight delays due to weather, missing crews, etc, it made for a...
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

From Geneva, it was a quick and easy journey (on Easy Jet) to Budapest. Arriving at the airport we were completely baffled. We couldn’t figure out the money (200 Hungarian forints = $1) or find our ride to the hotel. Ended up with a local cabby who took us in...
Biking in France – The overview

Biking in France – The overview

We arrived in Geneva the second time on Friday 7th of July. Our bike bags had finally arrived at the airport, so we gathered all our stuff and went back to Ferney. I spent a couple of hours putting the bike together. There were things that didn’t sound right and...
France: Part 1

France: Part 1

July 9 –  Ferney-Voltaire to Eloise 48.1 miles This day started out with a climb over the Col de la Facille. It was a pretty hard 6 mile climb to a 4300’ pass. It was billed as an easy climb, so we knew we were in for some hurt in the days to come. We just...
France: Part 2

France: Part 2

July 13 – Rencurel to Chichilianne 68.2 miles – Got an early start again to try to beat the heat. We missed out on seeing some grand canyons due to road construction, so we headed for our first big climb, the Col de Rousset (4,484’). From the direction we came...
France: Part 3

France: Part 3

July 19 – Albertville to Taillores 55.8 miles – We got another early start this day. We climbed to a really cool castle early on, but it was closed. Then we continued up the Col du Frene, then through the classic alpine valley to the Col de Leschaux. (It almost...
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

When we got to Edinburgh, we were picked up at the airport by Lindsey, the UK Tandem Rally organizer. He took us to a bike shop downtown for a new chain, then out to the campsite. We were staying in a trailer with our friends Janet and Steve Sisson from Seattle. It...