Maria Elena, Moi et La France

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This is my bike and her name is Maria Elena. On Friday we will be flying across the pond for a little family time in Ireland before we embark on our first big bike tour. The plan is to retrace my grandfather's route through France from when he was a captain in Patton's 3rd army in World War Two. We will arrive on the Normandie coast by boat just like grandpa Frank did on D day and I will try my best to feel every bump of the roads that he travelled on. It will be a heavy journey both mentally and physically, but it's something I've wanted to do for many years now. There has been no better time for this trip, as I will turn 30 on the final stage of my ride in my second home of Annecy. I will be posting regularly to my instagram as well as this blog.  Please follow along and if you have any tips, tricks or beta feel free to pass them along! Cheers and see ya along the way! -------------------- 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

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