By D’Arcy Kavanagh
1.The French love cycling.
2.The scenery is astonishing and varied.
3.French dogs don’t chase you.
4.You can build a good hunger for which the fabulous French food is the perfect remedy.
5.You can ride some of the same routes as Lance Armstrong, Alberta Contador and other Tour de France greats.
6.Nothing tastes better at the end of a good day’s riding than a glass of French wine.
7.The weather, from spring to fall, is often warm and dry. (Hopefully, I don’t jinx that by mentioning it.)
8.You can ride in the middle of nowhere or in downtown Paris with no fear.
9.You’ll hear other riders and even pedestrians holler “Courage!” as you struggle up a hill.
10.You’ll get good parking places for your bike because, after all, it’s a bike and that makes it – and you – special.