John Williams's Messages
Thanks Joanne, it's a great feeling to win the King of the Mountains, and it really does not matter to me that I'm winning it on the "backside", john w
Bonjour Papa. I'm in Arras this morning about to head out on tour of WW1 battlefields.
Staying at the Novotel in Den Hagg, will send you a photo.
I'm stunned at the number of black Africans in Paris just everwhere. Also at number of people who smoke - obviously Australia has done a much better job health wise than it appears in France.
We will be riding through Delft on Friday and having lunch there ... any old girlfriends you'd like me to say "hi" to?
As for my "Italian girlfriend" my Bianchi bicycle, I will take very good care of her. john w :)
Thanks Debra - I do the update daily on my laptop so I don't forget what I want to say, and upload when I ccan get internet access. Glad to hear that it's something others are interested in. Wished you were all here with me!!john w
Hi Les, thanks. This is hard work ... really and truely, john w
Merci Anne, love john
Bonjour Robert, I really needed though to get a photo of the Dutch bicycles everyone rides in Holland. Mothers with children on front and back and with their baskets in the front packed with all sorts of things.
Hi Denny, well tonight I won a team award for the fastest down hill racer in our tour group - pity we are not ski racing! Love John
Roger, I'm sure you know you woujld enjoy the cycling as much as anything. Tomorrow we head to the mountains, so I will definitely need my polka dot jersey to be working for me. jw
Hi Jeanette, all those spin classes are helping just a little. The petite villages are just wonderful and as we cycle through people wave and smile at us. the other day a farmer called out to me "allez, allez" ... but I think he thought I was Cadel Evans. john w
How lucky can you be, it was a "Large". But then it wooujld not have mattered as I'd wear it no matter what the size. john w
Hello Rosemary, thank you for your message. Geoff H emailed me and sent your photo diary as well. I did the Prologue to Paris trip and it was a wonderful three (3) weeks. The day in the hospitality tent on the Champs Elysees, which followed an early morning cycle on the course in Paris, was wonderful. The food and beverage that day were out of this world - I enjoyed a "day of French champagne".
Like you I aslso did a two (2) day WW1 battlefield tour based out of Arras. So keep cycling and ... loving life. john w
Hi Geoff, no lost only once. The second edition was my trying to see if I could talk my way around the problem - but that was not to be. Just as well I did purchase a second ticket as the conductors were right on the ball yesterday and I had my tickets inspected several times between Paris and Lugano. Maybe the "word had been passed around" about some Australian trying to get on the train without his lost tickets. john w
Bonjour Leona, you would surely have loved Italy's northern lakes, they were just beautiful and the villas lining the lakes just pure Italian style. Of course, there was also the cofffee and the wine ... john w
Hi Denny, well if the truth is told I actually had two (2) falls, the other being when I was walking down a street in Le Mur watching how people were watching Le Tour from their upstairs windows. I went over in a hole in the road that I did not see. john
... there's been lots of wine consumed ... but it's necessary for the "digestion" john w
Hi Joanne and Bruce, raining today at Lake Como, so no cycling - will be going on ferry to Bellargo and back ... past George Clooney's villa. Planning a cycle tomorrow. john w
Hi Denny, no time to waste, the clock is ticking, love john
Hey Chris ... there's a flight every day into Paris ... let me know where to meet you. I enjoy just sitting having coffee watching the world go by ... very French, jw
Thank you Alison.
“Fortis fortuna adiuvat” – Fortune favours the brave
Merci Cristina. Eventually on my way and looking forward to having some fun with you in Lugano. Papa G
... well I've already learnt that you eat the whole baguettee, you don't cut it up.
Hi David, thanks and about my charisma, well I'm not too sure about that! :)