Friday, 12 April 2013

Spring inspiration

The surprise snow storm this weekend did not exactly inspire me to ride my bicycle. That said, when there was more sun earlier this winter, I did go to work by bicycle one day, only to find myself in "less satisfactory weather" on my return. And all bad things coming in waves, I got a flat tyre when I still had 10 km to go.

The priest happened to see me walk with my bicycle in this terribly wet weather, and promptly offered to drive me home. Unfortunately, we did not manage to put the bicycle in the trunk of his car, so I "hid" it behind a bus stop. And me not picking the bicycle up within the following three weeks meant that the bicycle eventully took its own life and health in its own hands and strolled away, never to be seen again.

Now the snow is thawing, and my wish to go for a ride is increasing again. Indeed, it is time to start planning the two semi-local bicycle trips I have wanted to do for a while, in Haram and Midsund. I will write more about these trips in a little bit.

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Research Oise

I finally got around to writing to the city of Clermont to which Cauffry is a suburb. It has been on my todo-list for a while

On May 16th 2011, I bicycled through Cauffry and came across some flowers on the east side of D916A at Chemin du Marais. The flowers are dedicated to a Francois whom I assume was killed there. As Francois was born in 1973 as myself, and he died on a day that to me is magic, I immediately felt a friendship. And I became curious - who was Francois, and what happened? Are there photos? Friends? Family? Anyone who wish to share the story of Francois?

This point of Paambi is an oddity when it comes to places to which I wish to return. Because I wish to return there not for the place itself, but for a person who is no longer there.