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Apr 23, 2014 - Brussels to Valenciennes

Solo Trip Day 1 Surprisingly I slept well last night. Perhaps it had something to do with the Restavit tablet. After a hearty breakfast and some lunch items I prepared from the breakfast buffet I returned to my room and packed for real. I even managed to squeeze in my trophy which I hope I'll manage to get home. I set off at about 8:45 and was so anxious and focused on going that I fogot to say goodbye to Lois, my shadow for the past 22 days. I almost stuffed it on the first bit of navigation because I misread the Gramin and went across a...

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Apr 20, 2014 - Compiegne to Valenciennes

Day 18 Part 1 of the Paris-Roubaix route started under overcast skies with the threat of rain later in the day. I decided to wear my waterproof jacket and bootees with the hope that they would then not be required. This proved to be correct. A flattish ride for the first fifty kilometres was assisted by a slight tailwind and it was an early 1st lunch at 11:00 before the route that Lois, Ian, Paul and I were to ride diverged from the route taken by the others. Rob had prepared a special route for Lois and Ian so that they could visit the...

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