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It's been a long week at work, and today I just couldn't take it anymore. 40°F and sunny on a Friday? Work can wait - Life beckons.

So I loaded my PFN-10 "Velo de Ville" on the trunk rack and high-tailed it for Hastings, MN. This is a little river town with tons of character and nicely maintained trails. Of course, I shot lots of photos, because that's what I do... nothing like shooting a white bike against a snowy background, eh?


Velo de Ville: all tuned up and with freshly painted lugs, she's ready for the season ahead.



The MRT, or "Mississippi River Trail", runs along the waterfront up to the lock and dam, then turns west along the dyke.







There's a lot of art in this town. Here is one of the many sculptures to be found along the trails:



It was a fabulous day out, capped by a tasty lunch at "El Mexican". (Yeah, I know, but the food is outstanding.)





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That looks like the perfect Friday to Me! I appears that spring is knocking at the door there.
I like the old Peugeots,

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Man, your Peugeot looks amazing. Love the lugs. I can't wait to get at mine now. It's probably too small for me but I don't care.  I'm definitely gonna paint the lugs, and it will have a lot more gears.

I have to boil the kettle and pour some hot water on the wheels where they are frozen to the ground. I learned my lesson years ago not to yank on them!
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Gary. Thanks for the post and the pictures. Love the Peugeot. Did you name it Velo de Ville or is that the actual mode name? I like it either way. I wasn't aware Hastings was building new trails like this.
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Gary. Thanks for the post and the pictures. Love the Peugeot. Did you name it Velo de Ville or is that the actual mode name? I like it either way. I wasn't aware Hastings was building new trails like this.


Hello Doug, thanks for the kind words. Peugeot call this bike a PFN-10 "Course", and the Google says that means "race" in French. Since I am most emphatically an "Unracer" (Thanks, Grant Petersen.), I gave it a name that is much more suited to the mission I gave it.

This was intended to be my lightweight city bike, with limited cargo capacity, for quick jaunts and errands around town. But that Vitus 181 frame rides so nicely that I find myself taking it on longer and longer tours. I'm not putting any more bags or racks on it though - I think that would spoil the sporty ride.

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What a great looking Peugeot.  I love the painted lugs and the new name you gave her.  These older bikes work so well around town with their new upright bars.  I opt for kickstands also even though it tells half the world that I'm an old fart, the other half applauds from their kickstand equipped bicycles.  Good luck with your Peugeot.
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