The view from my bed at Chez Gutowsky. It's always beautifully cool in the morning
I muled over pounds of Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats. Can't imagine starting the day without
Espresso? Yes, 2 Johns please
This is my commute (via mtn. bike) through our village
The gates of the Arts et Vie where our clients stay
I open the workshop at 8:00 a.m.
Clients assemble for a 9:00 a.m. ride depart
Rest stop mid ride in Gigondas.
Mike drives the support car.
Riders have a look at the ancient Roman bridge in Vaison.
The ride back towards town with Mt. Ventoux in the distance
Post ride lunch with the boss
Omelette, frites, salade… that'll do
Back to the work for 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. shop hours
Trying to stay organized
Ludo the groundskeeper comes by multiple times and teaches me swear words in French
Chris and I scan the pool for topless sunbathers
Back to work keeping the car clean
Dinner with the clients Chris explains the menu (or tells a bad joke)
No rabbit, but there is duck
I have worked as a cycling guide in France for the past 10 years for VéloSport Vacations. We lead clients through France watching the Tour de France, riding in Provence, or climbing the Alpes and Pyrenees. Each trip I learn something. This summer I’ll be based in Malaucene at the foot of Mt. Ventoux.
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Filed by Two Johns Podcast at June 1st, 2012 under Featured, Podcast