Don and I bid our farewells after spending a day exploring Sully and enjoying yet another nice castle. The French do like their castles. Don was carrying on West and I intended to stay put! Time to be a big nerd. I was so close to getting a draft done of my dissertation, I just needed to it. It was starting to weigh on me. After 3 full days of writing (which included a lot of time at McDonalds) and not talking to anyone, I got a flipping draft done!! Yee ha!! …and I was starting to go a bit stir crazy), so I really wanted to ride the next day despite the call for rain.
I waited until 1:00 p.m. for the rain to stop and to begin the day’s ride. In to town for a coffee with a local pooch, and then I was off from Sully. I decided I would give the this European planned bicycle route, Loire a Velo, a try. Holy easy cycling…easy to find the routes, easy to find camping, easy flat bicycling…my only complaint is that it is perhaps too easy. Ha! For my thrill seeking side, I was left wanting. However, just as I was feeling bored going across more farm land that seriously looks like Ohio, then some nifty twist would be interjected -like a castle, or 14th century canal, or rain! The path its self also proved interesting. I rode on everything from designated asphalt paths, to dirt trails, to grass paths, to roads.
Okay one more side note…I love European campgrounds, in particular because the showers always have squeegies! After the bicycle flag revolution, I think a squeegy revolution is in order. It’s just so easy to do, and then you never have muddy showers to contend with! Why don’t we do this in the US? …ah, like so many things in life…it’s the little things!