Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hello everyone. It has been a while since I updated but I am working to clean up any dead links and update the site. If you look to your right you'll see a drop down list of posts from 2007, these web articles are all from a travel guide I self-published and chose to post here instead.

It all started in 2000 when I had the rare chance to make a Tour with a friend and co-worker from, a now defunct web business.

My very first stage was the mighty Ventoux on a day where Marco Pantani was gifted a stage. The wind howled and we found a few friends from the States to huddle up and picnic with on the rocky moonscape on a patch blocked from the wind.

Over the next few years I had friend after friend ask for travel help and I took jobs writing and guiding for my friend Brian Rounds of Velo Echappe International Travel. I am forever grateful that he took a leap and hired me. The experience I gained with him is translated HERE for sure.

In addition to Brian's trips I got some fantastic chances to travel with friends staying in Gite's and budget lodging in the French countryside. We'd plan trips, ride in the morning, come home cook, relax at night and do it all again the next day. No luxury on these trips, ample use of public transportation, immersion in the culture and great riding camps in the Vercors, Alps, Pyrenees, Provence and so many more. I hope these words help plan an adventure where you find the joy and passion for travel that I have found. Bonne journée....


Ciavarella said...

Great website!

I plan to live a dream by visiting the Tour De France for a few stages on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July before heading to Annecy for Bastille.

I will be hiring a car and coming from Nimes on the Wednesday 12 and am trying to figure out where to stay- your guide is amazing and very helpful, but I'm trying to figure out how it works, if I rent accommodation in Saint Ettiene de Cuines for Wednesday and Thursday as both days pass through here- whether this is worthwhile? Will I be able to get to the top of the mountains/ your suggested viewpoints if I get up early enough?

Any help would be appreciated!!


Sahana Sri said...

Why didn't I think of it? I could have opted to roam around Paris in bike when I was there!!!!! If I visit again, I hope to do that. You've inspired me on that, thanks Johnny.
Btw, when I visited Paris I opted to take Paris Metro to roam about and this app helped me out so good in Paris, you should check this out! Its an offline Metro RER map so I saved pretty much on Taxi and got lotta info on Tourist Places! And its really a cheap app too!!!

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