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and it could be journeys end.
usual I stopped loads of times on this grand twisty road just to take photos.
However today it was not just the mountains i was taking photos of today but
the bikes as well. These guys were using this road as a race track. Standing at
the top of a rather blind hairpin bend I could hear them racing up the bank
then shutting off for the curve then race away as they passed me. It was like
being at at race track meeting and ...
Saturday the group left the French Riviera via the autoban, splitting up in Aix en Provence. Dave and Janet took to the country roads on a nice ride through the Luberon despite threatening clouds, overnighting in Gap after visiting Lourmain, Apt and Sisteron along the way.
The following day they headed for the higher elevations, with alternating sunny and cloudy skies, over several more passes on the way to Grenoble. Road closures and a 15km ...
... by a lovely lady and her husband from the tourist board who made sure we knew everything that was going on. Also the chefs came down at intervals to check we were enjoying the food and atmosphere. Who wouldn't??? It was a hugely fun event, very lighthearted and with non stop food and wine. I wasn't particularly hungry after the lunch and frankly by the end of the dinner I never wanted to eat again!!!!!! Obviously, I ...
... I started to think about dinner. I was planning to dine at the Bella Vita Italian restaurant down by the station but as luck would have it, I found something better. As I was walking down the hill, I happened to discover Vapiano Restaurant, which was about a two minute walk from the hotel. I went inside to have a look and found a very unusual Italian restaurant. They make all their own pasta and sauces, and cook each order fresh on demand, but the unusual part is ...
... the day. Second, I am no gastronome and so I have rarely elected to go for the restaurant option at meal times. I'm afraid to say that the one time I did resulted in me having the worst food experience I can ever recall.
I suppose it was my own fault. I could have played safe with the steak and frites but, no, I had to be adventurous and choose something completely unknown to me. The dish was called 'Andouillette grilee ou sauce moutarde (et frites)' and I have to ...