Author Topic: More than a cake. Video at Longny au Perche.  (Read 607 times)

More than a cake. Video at Longny au Perche.
« on: August 25, 2019, 06:46:03 pm »
We spent a pleasant evening in Longny au Perche, deploying 5 cameras.


Re: More than a cake.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 07:02:57 pm »
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Re: More than a cake.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 07:31:52 pm »
Longny-au-Perche is twinned with Milverton*, the small village in Somerset I grew up in. I wonder if I’m the first from there to do PBP? I really should have stopped instead of sailing through

(* the sign I took my long-planned selfie in front of says M verton. I feel some letter writing coming on...)

Re: More than a cake.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 07:42:43 pm »
Just occurred to me that somewhere 'round here is twinned with Dreux.

I really ought to have done *something* more useful with that knowledge than simply post on here, shouldn't I...?
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Re: More than a cake. Video at Longny au Perche.
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 01:18:29 pm »
We spent a pleasant evening in Longny au Perche, deploying 5 cameras.



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Halfway down the hill after the church there used to be a bakery that stayed open. Was gone the last time I looked.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: More than a cake. Video at Longny au Perche.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 03:56:20 pm »

Halfway down the hill after the church there used to be a bakery that stayed open. Was gone the last time I looked.



Many of the shops that used to open have gone. The bakery in Tremblay-les Villages used to open, and had a cyclist dummy with turning wheels in 1999, now it's a house. Another factor is the earlier start times on a Sunday. Bakers work early hours, so it's not much of a leap to open at night.

There's some discussion of lights and group behaviour on facebook. I can only spot one hand signal at 1.11 in the film. Another interesting point is the way that very bright, and poorly aimed lights project shadows onto the wall of the church.

The riders in the middle of the groups with no lights would be unaware of the fact. Those without fluorescent gilets would be reluctant to drop out of groups. They'd have the chance once the groups split on the climb out of Longny.