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biking log book – virtual bike trip from Sanxay to Exireuil, France #3

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I’ve now completed the second phase of my virtual bike trip through central France!  In this phase, I travelled on my stationary bike from Sanxay to Exireuil, a distance of almost 18 km.

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Phase 2 map

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My bike ride for February 16 started in Fomperron, France.  Imagine my surprise to see a donkey watching me as I biked by an old shed on the outskirts of the town!

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Feb 16 donkey and old shed

a donkey watches near an old shed in Fomperron
(image from Google Earth Street View)

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Feb 16 notebook

Feb 16 notebook showing distance travelled and Street View images

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Log Book:  February 16, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘Fomperron’ to ‘just north of La Robelière’

Distance:  25 minutes      3.0 km

Best view: old stone shed with a tile and moss-covered roof in Fomperron

Notes:   Took a side road not on the Street View grid, so I travelled ‘blind’ for a day through uncharted countryside. 

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Distance Travelled Feb 12 to Feb 13 : 11.8 km

Total Distance Travelled Jan 30 to Feb 13 : 25.8 km

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 'old shed in Fomperron'

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Log Book:  February 17, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘field just north of La Robelière’ to ‘intersection of road to La Clavelière’

Distance:  30 minutes      3.0 km

Best view: a lone oak in the middle of a field

Notes:   Travelling ‘blind’ for a day through uncharted countryside. 

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Distance Travelled Feb 12 to Feb 17 : 14.8 km

Total Distance Travelled Jan 30 to Feb 17 : 28.8 km

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'country road'

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Log Book:  February 18, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘intersection of road to La Clavelière’ to ‘Exireuil’

Distance:  45 minutes      3.0 km

Best view: old stone fence along road

Notes:   Did a lot of walking this trip because I have a bad cold.  Rejoined Street View at intersection and glad to be able to ‘see’ the road.  First time I’ve seen a subdivision or a cemetery. 

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Distance Travelled Feb 12 to Feb 13 : 17.8 km

Total Distance Travelled Jan 30 to Feb 13 : 31.8 km

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'intersection'

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This virtual bike trip has really worked to encourage me to exercise.  I am going to keep going!  For Phase 3 of my trip, I plan to bike in 12 days from Exireuil to Magné just beyond Niort.

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Phase 3 Exireuil to Magne

map showing plan for Phase 3 (12 day virtual bike trip from Exireuil to Magne)

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Follow me in Phase 3 to see more sights in the French countryside, to see some more drawings and to hear about my virtual adventures!

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

February 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

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  1. What a fun way to travel virtually!

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    Pia

    February 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

  2. Keep up the good work, you and Lance will be biking together soon

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    Stan

    February 27, 2013 at 8:26 am


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