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... Irish phrases along the way.
Final hill today was knee to chin .... our finest posture yet!
Weather remains sunny and dry which hopefully will remain so waterproofs yet to be christened.
Apologies if this reads as a postcard but our brains are not quite functioning at the end of these long days but hopefully our entries will become ...
... d’autre à faire ici à par le parc. Bon… on fait quoi? On réorganise nos affaires? Finalement, nous en avons profité pour se mettre à jour côté nouvelles, ce qui n’était pas une mauvaise chose finalement!
Rendu vers l’heure du dîner, un dégagement s’annonce. On décide de partir vers le parc et de se lancer à l’aventure. Quelle bonne idée! La randonnée que nous avons faite ...
... like this.
After about 15km across the valley, we begin to clilmb to the Col du Soulor. The Tour first came through here in 1910. In those days the bikes typically only had one gear - hard to imagine.
The road has quite a few cars and as we start the climb, the exhaust fumes are less-than-pleasant. Beginning about 10k from the summit, there are signs posted at each km marker indicating the distance ...
... and continue our trip until we could get back to the BMW mechanic in Toulouse.
That evening we had another great dinner prepared by Mariano and then went to a small bar were we saw the Spain football team (soccer) beat Italy for the European championship. Needless to say, the crowd in the bar was ecstatic, and the town exploded with firecrackers and honking horns.
... Tour de France, and a popular bike route. We had heavy bike traffic due to the fact that it was a Saturday and there was a rally along the route to Spain. As the road narrowed, the cloud coverage became very heavy, like a dense fog. T\When we reached the summit, our visibility continued to decrease as we headed higher to the Col d'Aubisque, at 1710 meters.
The road continued to narrow and the bike traffic ...