|Hicham on his bike|
I was super excited when I got my own bike someone was selling second-hand with a babyseat attached, bike helmets, locks and oh yes, a basket! It is a real old-school bike directly from Holland. Sturdy and heavy as hell. It rests here with the other bikes in the "bike cave" which is exactly what it is called.
My bike is the one on the right. She was pre-named, Giselle which is fine by me.
|Biking along the Seine River|
|Two blocks up from our apartment.|
But today was the day to meet new, exciting challenges! Today was the day to bike in Paris proper!
It takes about 30 minutes to go the five miles to the Eiffel Tower from our home by bike. All that green you see is the infamous Bois de Boulogne, one of Paris' urban forests/parks. It is really, big and has a horse-race track and two lakes.
Today, I went through the forest to the other side! I met my personal "biking in Paris challenge" and I have a iconic photo to prove it. I will admit though that most of the trip was tree lined and without cars and the parts that were roads had bike lanes - so, it was pretty smooth sailing for me and Sabine.
And that is how biking should be, easy and fun!