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my virtual bike trip through central France – a summary

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In early 2013, I decided to take a new approach to exercise.  To make my stationary cycling more interesting, I decided to take a virtual bike trip, using Street View in Google Earth, through central France.

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The maps below show the route I followed, from Lusignan, France to La Patache, France.  I did the trip in six phases, lasting in total from January 30 to June 28, 2013 (about five months).  In total, I biked for 196.8 km and 1975 minutes.

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For a look at some of the drawings and watercolors I did while on my virtual trip, please have a look at my galleries.

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Although I didn’t lose any weight during this block of exercise, my blood pressure decreased significantly, as did my blood cholesterol.  I also have more stamina and energy.

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For a day by day description of my adventure, have a look under the category ‘my exercise plan’.

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Phase 1

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Phase 2 map

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Phase 3 map

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Phase 4 mapquest map

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Copyright   2013   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

June 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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