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July 25, 2003

A Tale of 2 Cycling Holidays

A Daughter Retraces the Route of Her Father:

In 1953 Roy Jenkin and Gordon Newberry decided to pedal their bikes around France, Switzerland, and Germany on a jolly summer adventure.

Roy wrote a Journal of the trip and the pair took alot of glorious black and white photos of the places they visited.

It is a story about the people they met, and the places they camped ( yes, camped) each night. It is a story about food, animals, accidents, and the kindnesses of strangers in nations full of people still recovering from the horrors of war 6 years previous.

This is an emotional tale, told wonderfully by a young man out to expore the greater world he lived in.

50 years later his daughter, Nina, decides to honor her Father's memory by, with a companion, taking the journey herself.

Using a modern bike, and color film, and communicating thru the wonders of the Internet and e-mail, she is sharing her journey with the world.

Voyage, Voyage is a site of many parts, including a WEBLOG.

In addition to an introduction there are, among other things, a link to the pages and photos of her Father's journey, a link to her weblog detailing the current trip, a link to her pictures and postcards and notes on the current trip, and a link to an ongoing message board where readers can share their thoughts as they follow along with Nina on her incredible adventure, and read comments from Nina her self from whatever Internet cafe or access she is writing from.

I have spent a wonderful couple of hours this morning reading this site and highly recommend it to road cyclists, and Tour enthusiasts of all levels.

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