Spiral

March 16, 2013-ArcdetriompheSpiral-3299

March 16, 2013-ArcdetriompheSpiral-3299

The climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe was exactly 284 stairs, up this winding spiral staircase.

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Beautiful weather means more time on my bike, which is hard to hate.  My strategy of looking for a long, straight looking road to follow failed again.  I finally found the road I was looking for, but it quickly turned into something seeming like a highway.  I decided to turn around after some time and explore the city.  I figure that I’d be better off getting lost in the city than somewhere on the outskirts.

On the way back to the city centre, I finally flatted.  There is lots and lots of glass on the side of the roads.  My Specialized Turbo Pro tires have somehow held up pretty well, and I don’t even think I flatted due to a puncture.  I only have a compact hand pump, so it’s been near impossible to inflate my tires to the correct psi.  I haven’t looked at the tube yet, but odds are it was a small pinch flat.  Oh well.

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 6.35.54 PMAlmost got out into a suburbanish area!

I rode past the Colosseum towards the north of the city.  I basically rode until I thought that things might turn into some sort of a high way, then turned west.  This lead me towards the Tiber River, which I’d know how to get back from there easily.  I got to see a few new things I haven’t seen before by doing this and even rode past the Vatican!  A small group of Asians must have thought I was interesting because they all whipped out their cameras as I rode by…

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 6.36.08 PM The Vatican is on the left side by the arrow

Back to the books..

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  • Dad March 25, 2013 Reply

    Hey Cam – Your pics continue to impress – great stuff! I have to keep changing my screen background…. :) Love the blogging too. I stayed inside on the trainer today – two hours….40 miles with some serious sets. I just realized that one of my favorite bands, Lacuna Coil, is from Italy! Probably seeing them next month – they and Coal Chamber are warming up Sevendust!

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