22/03/2010, 09:36
Filed under: France

We stayed three months in Marseille, so there would be quite a lot to say…

Let’s be brief!

Marseille was just super cool, we’ve seen our friends, made some new good friends, travelled a bit too : for new year’s we went to La Croix Valmer, and to get back on the bikes in February we went to La Bouilladisse to help out some cool guys setting up a permaculture project. We’ve also done quite a few velorutions-critical masses, and we’ve also made two short films (see links).  So, yeah, we kept ourselves busy.. also worked a bit, baby sitting and posed naked with our super fit bicycle bodies..! hmm

So here’s the Marseille story, all in images:

new year’s surf:

some music playing:

Rootzbiketour is filmed!

Les amis a Marseille! friends friends friends!

photos thanks 2 Dekadrage


we made a calendar if you fancy a copy try link below




02/12/2009, 22:55
Filed under: France

we are like squirrels hiding for the winter

yes, like birds fly to warm places, we have ridin to a warmer place to hide a few months, however since yesterday its starting to get cold here too. so we thinking of inventing wings for bikes!!

From Nice we set off cycling towards marseille, loads of palm trees and beaches again,. Our first day after setting off we ended up cycling for ages, right till 9ish as we couldnt find a place to place the tent. the rocky coastline line, up and downish, meant all the flat land  was already built on, meaning no flat grass for the tent; only the beach! but policeman dont like tents on the beach,, especially the franceman police so, . we just kept cycling in the night untill we got to a campsite, we were the only ones in the campsite. i think the campsite was closed, nice grass though

St Aygulf, where amelie learnt how to swim, we went there for lunch on the beach under the bridge and walked on the golden rocks of the harbour place. we then cycled off to cavalaire where we knew we could stay with Manon’s auntie Martine. we however had to push our bikes up the drive as the house was up in the big big hill.

anyway next morning really sunny and hot, so after an hours ride and breakfast we stopped off at the beach, muzzy got inspired and swam in the sea with fishes ,whilst amelie slept on the beach. we got sun lazy and stayed on beach all day and cooked pasta at sunset, slept in a parking/camping 100m from beach, not so nice grass.

.still sunny, lunch on beach again, then got into Toulon; a city like Nice but with more of a Marseille character.we stayed  the  nite with Sebastien and Julie. they too like traveling, and woofing, and singing songs , so we had a really nice time together. they have a baby cat named Emir, (from black cat white cat).

our camera had no battery so not much photos affraid, but we got to marseille; and have been partying a bit. went to a moustache party with youngsters playing manouche on some expensive guitars. another party had a wood oven in the garden so made pizzas, however the neighbour wasnt so happy about the noise so he threw water at us, then he started tossing over raw eggs. must be a marseillien thing.

we now looking at visas, and planning on how to cycle towards India after the winter, will update very  soon  on the other posts with missing stories, but for now not much is happening other than city life i guess.

…….we gonna reply to all the lovely messages you have left us  . THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!





FrancE ::Nice::
17/11/2009, 18:59
Filed under: France


les yeux noirs

we from the milan catched a train to the pretty place ventimiglia, as we

had enough of the cold; its time to hide in south france for a bit. from there we had lunch at the place where the train crosses the road and the barrier goes down to stop people crossing and getting hurt. however the barrier was quite old and had a huge time delay, so as the barrier went down pedestrians would just go under the barrier and cross for another 3mins or so, and all the cars would do a U turn and cross over on motorway instead.  Anyway its was quite fun, and beautiful to photograph, if u know what i mean, these locals crossing at the final town before France.

Then we cycled through the night along the coast towards Nice, stopped at Monaco for a coffee opposite the grand hotel, seeing loads of fancy cars and fancy people. it was a quiet ride to Nice along the coast with stars etc, seeing the citys lights from distance ; nice nice nice;;;;;……………and so we in NICE. yeah its nice, not nice like monaco but more nice than that, i would saw very nice;

we staying with stephane an manon on the 5th floor, its nice. they are nice to;went for a walk up the mountain and found some nice mushrooms, also on the wkend went for a walk along the canal which was also nice, muz described the canal atmosphere to stephane as like film ‘Weekend’ by Godard. we have been watching films here every nite, averaging 2 a nite, as there is a projector here as well as the Claude Sautet collection . daytime spent chilling walking, beach etc as been very sunny;

Also big up Gérard et Françoise for the nice evening in Nice with champagne and pizza, it was nice to see you.

Tomooorrrow insallah, we start cycling to MArseille !!

les yeux noir


les yeux noir


ly noir