I managed to get a ride to Paris,
and from there, I took a train to Saumur, Maine et Loire
I managed to find the bike some friends
The French riders are real Gentlemen and Ladies , great people,
we managed to stop and sample some of the region’s wines
and some food,
I had 4 punctures, and ate gravel coming round a corner.
I dropped my pump on a descent, and when I was fixing my bike
after the fall (left of picture), this hero turned up with my pump!
the support at this event was excellent, motorcycle outriders with mechanics
on the back,and excellent stewarding.
When I fell, I messed up the front derailleur, so was limping for a number of kilometers, when the motorcycle angels
came to the rescue and put it straight, thanks fellas !
See you next year!