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... of trucks, all jostling for position, whilst juggling the mind-computer read-outs of the closing rates of the cars in the mirrors, vs our own closing rate on the truck in front...before swooping into the over-taking lane, and then back again into the "slow" lane without causing a 40 car pile-up...
Becomes a bit stressful in something with the acceleration of a tortoise with a ...
... Running low on chain oil, I may need to get some more.
We ate two huge chunks of juicy beef pavé with some rice and vegetables. What the auberge lacked in ambience, it made up for by the quality of its beef. According to our waiter, it's too early in the season for French tourists, apart from the retirees down on the med, who come to the mountains in June to escape the heat.
Another relatively easy day tomorrow, with just the Col de Vars to tackle en route to ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Briançon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
Distance: 97 km
Ascent: 2,150 m
Descent: 2,276 m
We took: 7h 24m
Stoker's quote of the day: "Chris, is this supposed to be a holiday?"
You know that feeling, your hands are so cold you can't feel the brakes? Well that was me for the first 30 minutes of descent from the top of Col du Galibier.
The day started quite well. Good breakfast at the Hotel du Soleil (although when we arrived yesterday hotel du pluie ...
... got better as we left behind the cloud cover on the top of the mountain, and the sun brought welcome relief from the freezing cold.
Once past the twisty bits, there is a long straight slightly undulating stretch that is perfect for tandems, and we were able to settle into a comfortable 35 kph and enjoy the scenery.
We stopped for a mint tea in Bessans, and then carried on the D902 then D1006 along the valley towards Termignon. ...