So each day here in Lake Placid I look forward to an update from my Mom and Dad in France.
Two years ago my Dad gave my mom a ‘bike trip’ for Christmas. In preparation for the big Cols they have been training hard in the Methow Valley. My Mom has been revitalizing her high school French with night lessons. I have had numerous people tell me that they have seen my mom and/or dad climbing one of the passes around town mumbling in French with one ear bud in as they listen to French tapes.
My mom and dad are riding bikes with couplings that allows them to take them apart and fit them in a suitcase. They fly as regular baggage, although my dad has a big ‘Photo Equipment’ sign posted on the side of the case.
I am very proud of my Mom and Dad for heading out on this adventure. They are staying at a friends house in France and riding with another set of friends Tom and Carolyn Sullivan. They have been riding about 5000′ of vertical daily and each day sounds like it is better than the last.
You can follow my mom and dad’s adventures on their trip blog at http://francewithgands.wordpress.com/