France

Turn me over, I’m done

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Two summers ago we suggested to the younger members of a village in the French Alps that their yearly festival might be missing a bike race. Last year we went back for “Le Tour de Saint Laurent”, drank wine, played pétanque and dance to 80’s french music.

Mexico

Your NYC crib for a Mexican Villa

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It’s the depth of winter and the owner of your neighborhood bar calls to say that her brother wants to swap his beachfront villa for your 3rd floor walk up on the wrong end of Grand St… you say yes. Then you revel in the repetition of a glorious coastal ride.

New York

HALF A MILE TO CHINATOWN

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We weaved through half a mile of traffic from the Lower East Side to Chinatown to return a set of keys, and stumbled into a record store sandwiched between shops full of Chinese herbs, filled with the pleasant rumble of pulsing underground South African hip-hop.

Hatcher Pass

Climb Home

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New York cyclist and man about town Julian Darwall documents the trials and tribulations of The Hatcher Pass Road Race, an unsanctioned 70 mile dirt road race contested through the wilderness of Alaska.