Wednesday, December 1, 2010

JANUARY 26 JOAN AND CHARLES LEACH TALK EUROPEAN BIKING




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JANUARY 26, 2011 FOR

JOAN AND CHARLES LEACH’S EUROPEAN

CYCLING TALK @ THE BARNEY LIBRARY 71 MAIN STREET FARMINGTON

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Not everyone who tours Europe does it in a bus or rented car. Veteran cyclists Joan and Charlie Leach have toured four countries on two wheels and would like to show share with you what it’s like, what it costs and how to do it. The Leaches also will discuss issues related to age [none] and physical conditioning [a few].

This mid-70’s couple has ridden hundreds of miles along the Elbe, Danube and Loire Rivers and through the hills of Tuscany. They will relate what it’s like to see a foreign land from the bike saddle, how to meet nice folks by getting lost and how to ride a bike after sampling Tuscan wine.

They will show photographs taken along German, Austrian, French and Italian bike paths – and share stories and images of how to link famous tourist attractions with a few daily miles of pedaling.

Their trips have been undertaken both independently and with Elderhostel [“Road Scholar”]. Travel has been efficiently managed by local tour companies which provide equipment, hotels, meals and luggage transport – along with maps, directions and a backup “sag wagon”.

Foreign bike touring is fun and not physically demanding. These great adventures are available in many forms, and everyone [even the faint-hearted] can find a tour fitting their capabilities and interests. Let our speakers show you how it’s done!