poetry and prose about place

biking log book – places I have never seen #3

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I am continuing to enjoy my new exercise plan – a virtual bike trip from Lusignan, France to Sanxay, France on my stationary bike.  I am also biking further each session.

map Feb 6

Progress from January 30 to February 6 (North is toward the top of the map)

I have also discovered a new tool in Google Earth, a way to ‘pin’ my progress on the map by using ‘placemarks’.

placemarks on Google Earth

placemarks on Google Earth (North is toward the upper left corner of the map) (map from Google Earth)


Feb 4 notebook

Feb 4 notebook showing distance travelled and Street View photos

Log Book: February 4, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘ ‘hill beyond Le Breuil’ to ‘Jazeneuil (Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste)’

Distance:  20 minutes      1.9 km

Best view:  house with blue shutters in La Mimaudière

Notes:  Every roof is finished with cylindrical clay tiles … remember those tiles in Jurrasic Park III …


Total distance: 4.7 km


'house with blue shutters in La Mimaudiere'


Feb 6 notebook

Feb 6 notebook showing distance travelled and Street View photos

Log Book:  February 6, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘Jazeneuil’ to ‘intersection with A10 Auto Route’

Distance:  30 minutes      3.0 km

Best view:  streetscape in Jazeneuil – clay tiles and various types of yard fences

Notes:  The traffic on A10 was horrible.  I am glad I decided to bike the back roads!


Total distance: 7.7 km


'street-scape in Jazeneuil'



Have you ever been to this part of France?


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

February 13, 2013 at 7:00 am

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  1. I have never seen any part of France, so I am very much enjoying your bike travels. 🙂



    February 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm

  2. Wow, this looks like too much fun. I will have to try it one day.


    Northern Narratives

    February 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  3. Awesome Idea! My gosh I am stunned with the originality of the idea! How cool! I cannot contain myself!!! So so bitchin!



    February 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

    • Hi. You would be surprised how many wildflowers (and weeds) I am able to identify as I bike through Street View. Try it out, you may be inspired!!! Jane


      jane tims

      February 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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