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... kept on going and were glad when we arrived back. It was a beautiful ride and I was glad we had all been able to ride together for a bit.
After dinner a guy named Daan wandered over to our campsite and started chatting. He was cycling from Amsterdam to Monaco! He had just graduated and asked the company he was hired at if he could start 3 months from later so that he could do a cycling trip. He is a naval architect and was going to ...
... star service and Megs was really setting the bar high. So we devoured a crêpe each with some jam/maple syrup/honey. We then cleaned up and were headed on our way once again. We are a lot faster on the bikes on a descent than the van so we went on ahead and Megs was going to make her own way back to the campsite.
Once we got to the valley floor, we came out alongside a fast-flowing river that was almost turquoise in color. We rode alongside it for a bit and ...
... that looked part Aussie explorer, part American cowboy. Have no idea what the connection is to here. We are now in our stop for tonight, a smallish town called Barcelonnette. It has an unusual connection to Mexico somehow (sculpture didn't look Mexican -no sombrero) so a lot of the cafes and restaurants serve Mexican food. I think some of the town folk fled religious persecution many, many years ago and ended up in a Mexico. This town is surprising, it must ...
Voir la descente du Galibier :
et celle du Télégraphe :
Filmées par Franck avec sa caméra embarquée à l'avant. Sympa. :)
... for two more mountain passes until I finally shook him off by not stopping any more.
The last dash to home spoiled the whole day. It rained enough to soak me then the sun came out and steam was coming off my jacket. Then my lovely perfect surface disappeared and the road became a goat track. Then it started raining again all the way down the mountain which made for horrible treacherous riding.
Never mind - can't be perfect all the time.