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December 20, 2012

French Trails and Poker Pastimes
Catty Woods are surely one of our favorite places to go riding, but for those who are enthusiastic about finding new and exciting trails, you may want to consider venturing as far as France. France is not only the home to the world-famous {Tour de France} race, but it is also filled with picturesque trails, and there’s plenty to see and do when you’re not on your bike too!
Poker and Cycling
Cyclists from sunnier climbs might not relish the prospect of France’s unpredictable weather, but should you find yourself faced with rain, one of the best ways to wile away the hours in this country is by playing poker. If you’re traveling alone, then simply head to one of France’s famous independent cafés and make good use of their free WiFi by logging in to sites such as You might not have the wind rushing through your hair like you might when exploring France’s many trails, but there’s certainly many thrills to be had in playing poker, and this is the perfect way to wile away the hours when you’re not out on your bike.
There are nearly 40 dedicated routes for cyclists, known as the {Voies Vertes} (Green Routes), to be found in France. With so many trails to trails to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect route for you, whether you simply love cycling as a hobby or you’re entering trials competitions. In the same way, there are plenty of different variations of poker which you can choose to play after a day exploring the trails. Whether you’re a Texas Hold’em newbie or an {Omaha} aficionado, nothing beats heading back to your hotel for a game of poker with your fellow cyclists – the perfect way to wind down after a day out on your bike.

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