Just before arriving in Trappes, we missed a "no bikes" sign (it actually had been removed, although the "no mopeds" sign was still there) and found ourselves on the N10: the Route Nationale 10. This road is almost like a freeway. In fact, the freeway A12 ends and merges into the N10 right where we entered the N10. This was a bit scary, but we found an exit soon enough: a hole in the fence which separates the Saint Quentin pond park from this road.
Below is the 33km path we took on Saturday. The roads varied from bike lanes in Paris, to small streets in the suburbs, to unpaved roads surrounded by trees in Meudon forest, to almost-freeway craziness, to scenic paths in the Saint Quentin pond park.
A bit tired on Sunday, we only did 23km: We biked from Trappes to Versailles, then took a break and visited the park and lake at Versailles. We lucked out with beautiful weather. It is starting to feel like summer already. After relaxing in the grass for an hour or so, we took the RER train to Pont de Garigliano (southwest limit of Paris), and then biked to Avenue de France, where we rewarded ourselves with a nice Tex-Mex dinner. Appropriate for a Cinco de Mayo, even though we happen to be in the losing country as far as that holiday goes.
|Paris to Trappes by bicycle|
We placed my camera on the handlebars of one bike, and set it to take a photo every five seconds throughout the trip. The result is a few humorous shots as well as some time-lapse (and possibly headache-causing) videos.
Time-lapse video of the trip out to Trappes on Saturday:
(The most interesting, or at least entertaining, part of this video just might be our lunch break.)
Time-lapse video of the return trip:
PhotosHere are a few photos from the trip. More can be found in the gallery.
|Checking my GPS in Meudon forest|
|BoD's view for several hours|
|Respect cyclists! And that means you.|
|Yay! Destination reached!|
|Whew! Made it!|