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Travel Blogs from Baratier
... the landscape, the view
premiers secours – first aid
trousse des premiers secours – first-aid kit
la randonnée – a walk, a hike; walking or hiking
- faire une randonnée – to hike, go on a hike : Je fais une randonnée
un sentier– path, trail
sentier balisé – marked ...
... In a country where they don’t provide toilet seats, paper or soap in the camping ground facilities, we can’t understand why swimming shorts are considered unhygienic. I bought a carton of juice to take back to the pool, which was when I noticed the large board at the entrance. It was covered in pictures with crosses showing what one can’t do in the pool area. Among the prohibitions were no eating or drinking and ...
... sheep stations down this section as they come past me.
At the bottom I pick up my Mexican friend Andrea and two of her team mates, who kindly pull us though the valley. The next two cols, Col de Valberg (20km at 5%) and very quickly thereafter Col de Couillole (7km at 3%) are solid but not too bad. I manage to pick up a train of Irish guys from Team Aqua Blue who pull me along up the last section. These guys have a really cool ...
... I come back - Ainslie repeats seemed to have helped Stacie (she had completed 365 for the year before we left), as well as practice riding some knarly downhill stuff.So tomorrow we will be able to take a very big shortcut when we climb over Cime de la Bonette to Auron (50kms) as opposed to (143kms) for the riders. Trying at this stage to convince Stacie to ride down to the start from here (8kms) so we can stay parked and have a sleep in. It's only ...
... not stopping for photos on the way up - will get them later on the descent). I overtake about a dozen riders in this first section, lots of familiar faces and mutual words of encouragement. Then the road kicks up to 9% and concentration is a must. Passing more and more riders, including the first two girls (Ingelborg and Helen) by the time I reach the first aid station at 9km. I don't stop. Have found ...
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