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Travel Blogs from Les Orres
... 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 ...
The day was slightly cloudy, but still 25 degrees but we didn’t take account of it being cooler higher up the alps, when we set off to find marmosets. We were told to take the road to Ailefroid. We should have found a clue in the name. We drove higher and higher into the mountains. The Southern Alps in New Zealand are spectacular, but we have never driven as far into them as we did into these French Alps. They are ...
... to spare, then head off for the first climb, a Cat 1, Col de Cayolle which is 25km long and gets up to 8% in places. It's a bit like doing three climbs out off Cotter (before the road was fixed) then a Stromlo at the end. Except the view is stunning and there is a beautiful river running right down the valley beside the road we climb.
Same as yesterday, I find some riders going at my pace and tempo up, reaching the aid ...
... t put on any weight, in fact I reckon I've lost a few kilos , though as I get more comfortable with the surroundings I expect to eat more and I've been trying out the local beers. I haven't gone running as planned ( no time) but have ran at times to get to things. There has been lots of opportunities to go mountain biking but I don't feel as if I'm missing out. Hopefully I will be able to get some fitness before the Scott24hr race which is 2 ...
... nice tempo as the road flattens out to 7%, and pick up a Spanish rider who sits on my wheel for the rest of the climb. My HR is sitting at exactly 148, not too high, working at a sustainable pace. We reach the 10km mark in 48 mins - yep, this will be done in under two hours. Then I can spend the rest of the day with James and the kids. Excellent motivation.
This is a bit like climbing Mt Buffalo, ...