Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:40 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Have you ever been to France?
Yes 89%  89%  [ 80 ]
No 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
Not sure 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 90
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:51 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:37 pm
Posts: 1726
Location: UK Southwest
I ran the Paris Marathon :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:54 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:11 am
Posts: 1227
Location: Birmingham
Bowie wrote:
Yep, loads mainly doing this \/ in the Alps :D

That looks Awesome!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:55 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:04 pm
Posts: 3198
Location: Chorley, Lancs
Just the once.
To Morzine,skiing.
Would love to go back there with the bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:00 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 4007
Location: uk
never....love the french though...met a few over here touring, mad as hatters but lovely people.always used to help them out as much as i could when i ran a shop.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:29 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11104
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
It is such a large and diverse country it is hard to make valid generalisations. You would be hard put to find such a wide variety of attractions in Europe.

Oh, and the women. My god, the women. Even some of the men. Ginola.

:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:22 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:17 am
Posts: 876
Location: At The Gates Of Dawn
Been there many times and lived there for a while many years ago.
I love the country, the people (most of the time :wink: ) and the food and wine are ... well... French 8) Say no more.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:45 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:08 am
Posts: 847
Location: French Alps/Annecy
I live here, married a french woman and it was a choice of staying in the UK or moving to the alps, no contest really. We're about 15 mins from the top of a mountain with bike trails all over it and in the summer you can get this from the local town...

http://www.sibra.fr/en/summer-lines

Athough the french can be breathtakingly rude, it's a great place to live.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:35 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:45 pm
Posts: 10934
Location: kent
voted yes ; :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:53 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:23 pm
Posts: 938
I've been about 5 or 6 times over the years; french exchanges at school; grape picking as a teenager; a honeymoon holiday and a family holiday last year.

I have always found the french on the whole to be a welcoming and patient country, as long as you make an attempt to speak the language, regardless how pitifully.

driving is really nice over there, people seem to have patience and lane discipline.

and the food , the food and the wine :D


france does have its issues for sure, where doesn't?, but my experience of it has always been fantastic.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:05 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 4007
Location: uk
lets all move there...... 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: FairfaxPat and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group