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Travel Blogs from Pra Loup
... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
Apparently the truck carrying all of our bike boxes and 2 of the crew broke down last night so there was a need to change our routine this morning. We has to dress, pack and drop our bags before breakfast which threw us as we had only just got used to the old routine ! The weather was still cold although we were happy to be dry. We left Corps and headed out towards Gap joining ...
... the car we saw this sign propped up against the rear wall of a hut selling souvenirs.
Napolean’s Refuge turned out to be a café, selling very nice cake and appears to have had something to do with Napoleon the third. We discovered the road over the pass was one of the stages of the 100th Tour de France. It is also a favourite for motor-bikes. Several passed us and we saw a number of 1200 cc ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...