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Roller blades in Paris

There’s so much to mention about Paris that I’m not too sure where to start.

I’m currently trying to have my internet connection sorted out. I should have some technician this afternoon at my place checking my phone lines because according to the provider the link is set on their side…  I should be blogging much more often than now.

I’ve caught a cold and right now I can’t speak much. This sounds pretty ordinary but imagine that this is Paris! My self defense is gone! I can’t yell back to the angry waiter bullying to get my order quickly! I can’t yell to have my internet connection working quickly! It’s paris, we MUST speak!

Nah. Just kidding. It’s not that bad. In fact, at the exception of the internet connection (and apparently I’m one unlucky person) , everything has been pretty much awesome.

I did the Paris on rollers a couple of weeks ago with a colleague. It has been an awesome trip going all around Paris through the “arrondissement” located at the edge of Paris limit. It was fast, it was not quite cold, it could switch from a very steep road to pavements. I have been pretty scared of that. I’ve seen a young guy not able to control his speed overtaking me just to crash down. Another one came as fast as the first one and stopped himself in a car on the side of the road.

Just so you know, if you are a roller person, bring them with you in Paris.  On friday night for skilled rollerbladers, it starts at 22:00 just in front of the Gare de Montparnasse. If you are looking for a slower couple or family trip, it’s on sunday at 15:00 at place de la Bastille.

if you don’t have your rollers in Paris, it’s possible to rent them in a shop along the channel that goes to La Seine river near Bastille.

Finally, if you like rollers and you are in Paris, just make a sign on this blog, I love hanging around on rollerblades and the road along the river is closed to cars to the benefit of walkers, bikers and bladers 🙂 It’s always well completed with a drink at le marais in the sun.

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