Month: August 2012

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Cycling in France: Saving Money on Accommodations

By Maggie LaCoste Nothing can make a bad day of bicycling better than a great place to stay at the end of the day.  Likewise, nothing can ruin a great day more than the wrong place to stay.  When I begin to evaluate possible routes for a trip, lodging options are one of the first

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42,000 Canal du Midi Trees Threatened by Fungus

By Maggie LaCoste One of the best-known and most popular bike routes in France is dealing with an environmental tragedy that will impact the route for many years to come.  A microscopic fungus called canker stain was first discovered on trees along the canal in 2006.  This fungus is easily transported so it quickly spread