from Guido Goluke, Dutch translator of On the Road (and many other):
"Beste Peter, have just returned from a cycle trip to the Bourgogne, France, to friends of mine who live there. It was a journey of 9 days and just over 1000 kms, that started with cold weather and hail in the dark Ardennes. In the Ardennes it was so cold that I feared the long descents (joy of every cyclist), because after a clammy, sweaty arrival at the top the zooming downhill was chilling indeed. Further south the sun warmed the spirit, and after day 4, arm and leg warmers were only donned in the hazy mornings.
"En route I came through a village, where I found this 1968 Citroen truck, still in full use to deliver the weekly portion of burgundy red to the villagers. The driver/wineman was very amused and puzzled by my interest in his truck – ‘it’s just a truck’. Yes, a faithful beast carting the weekly wine around!"-GG