poetry and prose about place

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

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On February 21, I began the third phase of my virtual bike trip through central France.  For Phase 3 of my trip, I plan to bike in 12 days from Exireuil to Magné just west of Niort.


Today I (virtually) biked 3.0 km from Azay-le-Brûle to a big field south-west of Kadoré.  The route was in three parts, including a country stretch, the village of Kadoré, and the tree-lined Route Nationale Kadoré.

Day 3 map

map showing distance travelled (image from Google Earth)

Kadoré is a small village with charming homes and lots of greenery.

Day 3 Kadore street edge

houses and greenery in Kadore (image from Street View)


Log Book:  February 23, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘Azay-le-Brûle’ to ‘a field south-west of Kadore’

Distance:  30 minutes      3.0 km

Best view: countryside and tree-lined highway … gentle hills reminded me of Kennebecasis Valley in New Brunswick

Notes:  late in day, so lots of shadows … bike trip along tree-lined highway fluctuated light, dark, light, dark, light, dark ……


'countryside near Kadore'


Distance Travelled Feb 21 to Feb 23 : 9.0 km  (90 minutes of stationary biking)

Total Distance Travelled Jan 30 to Feb 23 :  40.8 km  (415 minutes)


If you lived in Kadoré, would you rather have a lawn mower or a hedge-trimmer?  


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

March 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

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  1. Love your drawing of the countryside near Kadoré – very bucolic!


    Barbara Rodgers

    March 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    • Hi Barbara. Thanks for you comment on my drawing. That road was very pretty and reminded my of some of our countryside in New Brunswick. It is interesting that you can often see sheep in the Google map, but when you zero in to Street View, they are no longer there!!! Jane


      jane tims

      March 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

  2. Nice drawing Jane. Great detail. Your trip is coming along just fine. Quite interesting. You must have one hell of a sunburn! Wind burn maybe? from peddling so fast?



    March 7, 2013 at 8:08 am

    • Hi Denis. There is enough shadow on the road to prevent sunburn. Besides, I’m stopping at enough ‘chocolatiers’ and ‘patisseries’ that I am not actually spending a lot of time in the sun. And, as you can see, I am biking at a steady 1 km per 10 minutes. I’m glad you like the drawing. It’s my favorite part of the adventure! Jane


      jane tims

      March 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

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