It's Only a Bike Race -

How Hard Can It Be?

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Winner of New Book Awards Prize!


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The Awards Judge Organization proudly announces the

Winners of the First Annual 2015-16


Los Angeles, CA—The Awards Judge Organization has announced the Winners of the First Annual NEW BOOK AWARDS.   The New Book Awards were created to boost recognition for outstanding literary achievement filtered out of a wide spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.  One purpose of the awards is to bring attention to independent and self-published works that might otherwise go unnoticed.  The New Book Award winners range from well-known and established writers to aspiring authors and first works. There are no quotas for diversity; the winners list simply reflects the quality chosen through a natural selection process.

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Le Tour de France - A Vacation On Wheels?

Riding a bicycle around France during July sounds like an idyllic way to spend a few weeks during the summer. Visiting different regions of the country while on a leisurely ride through vineyards and sunflower fields seems like a fun pastime in which all French gentlemen should aspire to partake at least once during their lifetime. Just to add a little adventure and interest to the two-wheeled vacation, there would be a small prize for the first man to return to Paris. …. This was the ill-informed overall impression of the Tour de France that the author had gained during five years of studying French at high school on the other side of the world.

Some twenty years later when he was able to make his long-awaited first trip to France, he began to discover that his pre-conceived notions of the event were removed from reality by a large distance - over 3,000 kilometers to be exact. Having realized the extent of his original misperceptions about the Tour de France, the author was eager to discover whether it was still possible to enjoy the Tour de France in the way he had visualized it as a youngster. Substituting a campervan for a bicycle, he decided to follow the Tour de France for three weeks with the aim of enjoying the race while simultaneously taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of France. This book tells the story of his quest.

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Three Weeks from Today

Only three weeks until the adventure begins.

You're looking at a picture of our home on wheels from July 4th onwards. While people all across America are celebrating Independence Day with their families, my wife and I will be in Paris getting used to the camper van that will take us around France for the following three weeks.

The Tour will start on July 5th in England which will give us a few days to get used to life on the road before the riders and their entourages arrive in France for Stage 4 on July 8th. Meanwhile we will have driven first to Normandy and then to the Somme region to explore the historic battlefields and pay homage to those who fought for our freedom.

And of course our visit to Normandy will provide the opportunity to stock up with sufficient Calvados to sustain us through the ardors of Le Tour!


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Happy Bastille Day you two! Love that the campervan is having such a fun time making its mark ( literally ) on you Steve. Lovely to hear that it's SO much more than a bike race. Great that you are meeting real people, not just having a tourist experience...not that I wouldn't mind being a stowaway tourist in your campervan!


Love Calvados


Bon voyage, y'all!


Hey you two adventurous types! Love that you are on track with your plans to experience La Tour in style. Je suis vert de jalousie et la chance avec votre voyage! Love, Jennie


So envious. I would love to be in your back pocket. I hope you brought some bangers and mash for your stay in England! :)


I hope you know what you're doing, Steve!!

Safe travels!!


One of my official duties as RV Consultant is to ensure that you have completed the training video prior to departing. As a reminder, this is the last weekend....