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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: deippe to paris Reply with quote

hi there im brett (31) live on the isle of wight stumbled on to this site about 10 months ago after buying (nerver skate boarded before) a long board a Lush globe 41 started trying to pump it up and down a cycle track slowly modifying fist wedges then wheels then trucks came across a cycle path to paris form deippe so the dream was set i wanted to skate/ldp to paris my local track was about 8 miles.

spoke to my brother he liked the idear but like me never skated before his house mate had some roller blades so they stated going out on them. my idear was for the 3 off us to skate to paris but we didnt what back packs so we got some one to ride a bike with a trailer. then the earthquake happend and that was the push to make it happen we set a date booked the tickets the trip was on in the end couldnt get any body to bike with us so we took shifts on the bike the to bike paths at the beginng and end were increadable to pump the inbetween was up and down not to bad but more than expected as i have no down hill experance but can foot brake(very well now) the bladers bomb the hills but i was very suprised hat what i could pump up.

the trip took 3 days
i bought a new board for the trip a skip fry fiber flex best thing i did but still love the globe
We stepped off the boat in Dieppe at 3.30 am feeling bleary eyed on a broken 2 hour sleep, but excited about the journey ahead of us! We  strapped on the head torches and off we went, covering 50 miles over 20 hours with some deserved breaks for the occasional pan au chocolat!! The weather was great, the views were beautiful, and spirits were high as we had made good progress! We set up camp at 11 pm to rest for the next day!!

Day two started well, the sun was shining, and although my feet were already dying, we pushed on through the picturesque country side of France! We were hoping that after making such good progress on day one, that the following two days would be slightly easier......we could not of been more wrong.....after realising that 120 miles, would turn into 135, and then after further reading of the  maps and a quick navigation check we came to realise that the final mileage would be closer to 160 miles!!!! This was to say the least, a shock, but some how we found a way to laugh at the madness of the adventure we had committed our selves too!! As the sky darkened we moved onwards, running from a major storm for quite a few hours!! We skated through light showers of rain for a few hours, but by 11.00 pm on Saturday we were fighting a huge thunder storm, and were forced the trek on foot for 3 hours!! We had no choice as the miles had to be done if we were to arrive in Paris by 4.00pm on Sunday!!

After walking for 3 hours we decided to get a few hours rest and set the tent up in a forest translated as 'wood graves'......fantastic!! We were  all soaked through and got into the tent only to find that it done a pretty good job at letting the rain in....so sleeping turned into resting our eyes whist enduring a pleasant spluttering of rain to the face!!!!

4.00am Sunday morning, after collecting some pretty impressive bags under our eyes, we decided to hit the road for the final day!! It was still raining at this point, but we were quite fortunate and it did brighten up by the afternoon! We were blessed with some lovely big down hills and the last 30 miles was mostly smooth cycle path along side a canal, so we had soon forgot about the rain and tiredness!

We arrived in Paris at 4.00 pm Sunday feeling exhausted, but extremely proud of what we had achieved! If you would like to help us in supporting the tsunami appeal on behalf of the British Red Cross, then please follow the below link
www.justgiving.com/dieppetoparis



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: deippe to paris Reply with quote

here is the first part of the trip aveun de vert before we lost power the spare power pack failed we were gutted we were hoping to track the hole trip. http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout/cheeseman/bd461kvat8ds5l2f
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:21 am    Post subject: deippe to paris Reply with quote

this is the route we to paris http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie...a51c7422f406c89e9&t=h&z=9
piste cyclable de l' ourcq was so pumpable all the way in to paris from Gressy about 15 miles[/url]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brett, that looks fantastic!!    Very cool to have the bike + trailer support, and what amazing trails next to the water.  

Sounds like you got started AND ended on almost no sleep and bad weather -- those are some faithful friends and I'm sure it helped toughing it out together.    Thanks for sharing man!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject: avenue vert Reply with quote

leaving deippe
http://www.youtube.com/user/iowbrett#p/a/u/0/-mF0y5btR30
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey!

My friend Chris Vallender and I have ridden some of that trail before. We got a train from Paris to a town/village closer to Dieppe. Then we skated to Dieppe from there on the greenway.

This was a couple years ago, long before i even knew what LDP was. So, i was on my loaded dervish, probably a good thing. It rained the entire time. I think the distance was around 35 - 40 miles for us, which was plenty for me as I was only starting out and I'd only just learnt to mongo push. We were planning to camp over half way, but, the rain pushed us on and we just kept going. Because of all the rain, and snails on the path, pushing was really hard work, but we enjoyed it.
Our bearings were rusty by the end of it, and all the rain made our entire bodies wet; blistered feet for sure!

You're trip sounds like an absolute beast! that's a massive distance and in 3 days which is amazing!

Tim - Coventry - England
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: deippe to paris Reply with quote

the cycle path from deippe was great pumped the hole way just stopping every now and then to take it in but would love to try to pump it in a 1er we got avenue vert on sports tracker http://www.sportstracker.com/#/workout/cheeseman/ejg7hkve0epke68i
then are power ran out and are back up woudnt work we were gutted we wanted log the whole trip my local path is only 5 miles so it was nice to just keep going. the trip was great we were lucky with the weather we just had that stormy night and we werent sure if it would clear for sunday so we walk through the night to make up some miles but luckly it cleared up and we made it up and had a great day along the canal into paris.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: deippe to paris Reply with quote

iowbrett wrote:
the cycle path from deippe was great pumped the hole way just stopping every now and then to take it in but would love to try to pump it in a 1er we got avenue vert on sports tracker http://www.sportstracker.com/#/workout/cheeseman/ejg7hkve0epke68i
then are power ran out and are back up woudnt work we were gutted we wanted log the whole trip my local path is only 5 miles so it was nice to just keep going. the trip was great we were lucky with the weather we just had that stormy night and we werent sure if it would clear for sunday so we walk through the night to make up some miles but luckly it cleared up and we made it up and had a great day along the canal into paris.


Wow - mega impressed with this. Sounds like an epic trip. I did a little write up of the trip here: http://www.skatefurther.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=375.

So did you manage to use a Greenway all the way into Paris? I've only been to Sevran as I thought that it turned to gravel after that. If it is smooth and skateable all the way then that it great news!

As Tim said you did well to cover the distance! Thanks for sharing the stories and the pictures!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: skate to paris Reply with quote

hi it was a great trip the start and finnish was off road deippe to goumay-en-bray at the start and gressy to paris at the end we stuck to quiet roads surface was good food to great here is a link to are route
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie...a51c7422f406c89e9&t=h&z=9
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm sure this route will be useful for future trips or for people wanting to end in Paris after doing some of the North Sea cycle route.



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