I made a short trip to northern France, actually wanted to go in one day to Paris, but when I crossed the French border at 5.30 am , it was very hot over there. I had to find another store before closing time for my night supply, but no change for that in northern France. Only for 3 hours and 90km later I found a night shop in Laon . I had driven too fast and couldn’t manage to eat my pasta at the pizzeria. After my last experience with a heat wave I had become cautious and I didn’t feel like riding the returntrip the next afternoon in this hot France, so this would mean taking a train from Paris, but I came here to cycle, so turned my bike and drove back into the French night and enjoyed a wonderful trip!
After 650km I really got in the mood for a cold beer and toke the train home in Maastricht.
I‘m all in all happy about how I finally managed the heat , next time I’ll make it to Paris and be better prepared.