poetry and prose about place

biking log book – places I have never seen #4

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Another day of my virtual bike ride from Lusignan to Sanxay, France.   I hope you enjoy my silly comments as I make my way through the French countryside!  I am really enjoying making my drawings of the sights along the way.

As you will see below, on February 11, I completed the virtual bike ride to Sanxay.  The incentive of the virtual bike ride and reporting on my progress has really helped me – I have used my stationary bike more often and for longer sessions!


Phase 1


Feb 8 notebook

Feb 8 notebook showing distance travelled and Street View photos

Log Book:  February 8, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘intersection with A10 Autoroute’ to ‘stream crossing south of Sanxay’

Distance:  25 minutes     2.8 km

Best view:  bridge at crossing of small stream south of Sanxay… the road makes a sharp turn before crossing the bridge

Notes:  Such a brisk day, I got off bike and walked for 5 minutes!


Total Distance Jan 30 to Feb 8:  10.5 km


'stream crossing south of Sanxay'


Feb 11 notebook 2

Feb 11 notebook showing distance travelled and Street View photos


Log Book:  February 11, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘stream crossing south of Sanxay’ to ‘country-side just west of Sanxay’

Distance:  30 minutes     3.5 km

Best view:  street-scape in old town of Sanxay – wish I could have had a bite to eat at the Resto/Bistrot La Petite Fringale

Notes:  No wind and a flat country-side made for an easy ride to Sanxay!  I did notice that when I began it was early spring (no leaves on trees) and when I finished my ride today, it was early summer (trees fully in leaf).  The cause is not my slow biking, but different photography months in Street View!


Total Distance Jan 30 to Feb 11:  14.0 km

'street in Sanxay'


I have decided to push on, toward the town of Exireuil, about 16 km to the south-west of Sanxay.


Do you know the way to Sanxay??????


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

February 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

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  1. What a fun log book and pictures! Your virtual bike ride makes me dream of spring when I’ll be able to get outside and take a real bike ride.



    February 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

    • Hi. Glad you like the record of my virtual bike trip. I too, wish for spring. But the good thing about imaginary rides, they have no black flies!!!! Jane


      jane tims

      February 16, 2013 at 10:29 am

  2. You need [your husband] lifting and lowering the front of your stationary cycle to simulate the change of terrain levels on your trip. Also, have him blow a horn now and then to simulate a passing car, oh, and get him to yell rude gestures in his hand to emulate a pissed off Frenchmen who think you’re taking up too much space on the road. He could also spray water at you to emulate the odd occasional shower AND put a fan on to simulate a breeze. You know, all those things could add to the realism of your project and he could join you on your daily trips!. That way you could have the next best thing to actually being there! 🙂

    Make sure [he] brings his grease gun for preventive maintenance!




    February 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    • Hi Denis. This is so funny. Fortunately I have enough imagination to include all those things on my ride. Thanks for all the great suggestions!!!!!!!! Jane


      jane tims

      February 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

  3. How wonderful that you’ve decided to push on! Who knows where your curiosity will lead you and your trusty cycle next?


    Barbara Rodgers

    February 15, 2013 at 11:39 am

    • Hi Barbara. I just hope my bike doesn’t break down. However, I could be stuck in worse places than rural France!!!! Jane


      jane tims

      February 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

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