Bike trip to Blois and Chambord
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July 17th, 2004 – by: alygally
Luckily for us, the field trip included a visit to Chambord to see the town and castle. We were told we would be biking the twenty kilometers or so, and it would be a "leisurely ride through the French countryside." I envisioned us biking down a trail for a few hours, stopping every so often to take a picture.
I had broken my tailbone about six months before, and unfortunately that's an injury that never fully heals. I was dismayed to discover we would be riding on old beach-cruiser-style bikes, without gears and certainly without ergonomic seats. Additionally, my classmates seemed to think they were participating in the Tour de France, and it was literally a race to see who could get to Chambord first. My roommate and I took our time, and arrived well after everyone else. We took a tour of the castle, wandered around the town a bit, and decided to head back early so as not to be left in everyone's dust again. Looking back, it was a good experience overall...but any memories I have of it are certainly marred by the pain I was in during the entire bike ride.
My tailbone still hasn't forgiven me for aggravating it like I did that weekend.
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