The day has been busy, and it's not over yet. It was a bit warmer today. This is the first day I didn't wear all the clothes I have with me at once :-) Cycling was tough today, as it seemed to climb most of the way. The elevation at the hotel in Magnanville was 66m and the elevation of the hotel in Chartres is 140m. Today's ride was 72 km.
The hotel I'm staying at is in a great location. It's right next to the cathedral, right next to an area with plenty of restaurants, and, perhaps the most important of all, right next to a laundromat! I've done one load of clothes and I'm so happy to have a clean shirt, sweatshirt and pants again. Handwashing clothes with bar soap in the hotel is better than nothing, but nothing beats the real thing. :-)
Today on the road, I saw some nice views, funny looking horses, a cock, a lake, signs telling me which way to Paris (I'm not ready to go home yet!), a radar sign which informed me that my speed was 13kph, and teddy bears.
Another milestone today as I finished the fold-out map "Oise, Paris, Val d'Oise" and I start the map "Centre".
Now I'm off to search for some dinner. There are a few brasseries near the hotel, which may please my readers more than Subway or Buffalo Grill :-)