Le Vieux Tilleul
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... some significant wealth at some point as there are a large number of very old big ritzy residences. We are staying in one that has been converted into a hotel. Barcelonnette is well off the beaten track so it's history must be a little obscure. Tomorrow we go over the Alps into Italy and spend two days at Portofino. I expect to be writing tomorrows entry from my sun lounge whilst sipping a martini that has been shaken, not stirred. I am off now to iron Roger's ...
Voir la descente du Galibier :
et celle du Télégraphe :
Filmées par Franck avec sa caméra embarquée à l'avant. Sympa. :)
... the first one, La Bonette. What a lovely road and a total contrast to yesterdays goat track. The surface was like a runway and consequently it is a favourite for motorcyclists and bicyclists.
It was totally marvellous all the way to the top which is marked by a large rock and plaque. Just after I arrived, 10 or so sports bikes joined me and oggled over Henry. They couldn't quite believe he had made it to the top - but not only did he make ...
... out of date. He marks the best rides with purple but I have ridden a few of them and seriously doubt that I would be calling major thoroughfares with trucks "best rides". Some of them are not even twisty - just dead straight and boring.
John Hermann seems to be much more reliable, so I have gone north and am basing myself in Barcelonette for the next few days on his recommendation. It's also the jumping off point ...
We awoke this morning in Gap to sunshine. It felt quite cool when I did my post-breakfast walk outside, so we all dressed for slightly chilly weather. Tom led us about a km down the street to get us started in the right direction, then he and Henry headed off to do today's alternate route which was completely different than the nominal one. The rest of us were delighted to have a relativel easy day of 67 km.
The day started with a climb, which while ...