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Have you ever been to France?
Yes 89%  89%  [ 80 ]
No 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
Not sure 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:41 am 
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Following a discussion on Saturday at Innerleithen interested as to how many of us have been to France.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:46 am 
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Just been to France - or been to France to ride?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:56 am 
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South of France, loads of times - would recommend whole heartedley. Never ridden.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:58 am 
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I'm unfortunately too scared to leave the island, scared of boats and flying so I will never get to France, :( My son has been though

Alison


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:59 am 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
I'm unfortunately too scared to leave the island, scared of boats and flying so I will never get to France, :( My son has been though

Alison


You can get the train?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:15 pm 
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twice. boring both times. GB is better to be a tourist in.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
Isaac_AG wrote:
I'm unfortunately too scared to leave the island, scared of boats and flying so I will never get to France, :( My son has been though

Alison


You can get the train?
But that's under water, anything could happen :shock:

Alison


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Go to france in a big long tube submerged underwater, half built by the french and half built by the british, centuries after Eiffel and IKB's heyday - does that sound safer than flying? Have you never seen "Daylight" with Sylvester Stallone?

I've been to Chamonix a few times - only for skiing though, would love to go mtbing there as it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Been to France several times. Cycled across it twice and I love it.
Nothing better than packing away a tent at dawn and riding for an hour or so until the Boulangeries open, then having freshly baked croissants and coffee by the roadside in the sunshine.

Once you are deep into 'back country' France it does help to speak a little of the language and when you're on a bike you get a lot of respect and friendly conversation.

Motorists attitude to cyclists is so much better in France too.

I'm hoping to get over there on a bike again next summer.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Le Mans. 3 times

Hardly entirely representative of the French nation, but awesome none the less!


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