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... run we attempted. Unfortunately though, we nailed no black runs. Evidently we are not late bloomers destined for a belated Olympic birth in down hill, cross-country or parallel skiing. Nor are we ready to take on the fearless gun t hree year olds (Milo squad equivalents) but merely embarrass ourselves in front of them. Liz disembarking from the chairlift and sliding downhill screaming on her backside, a classy example.
Admittedly when ...
... cafe here for coffee creme. I wander about photographing some of the more extraordinary sights in this village.
A little further on I stop at a junction when I see an old guy standing by his Kawasaki 550. This is Emil from Belgium, 73 years old he tells me proudly and riding the Alps since he was a nipper.
He has a house nearby and also a house in Belgium. We chat ...
... with the minimal level of risk and having learnt lessons previously from the Passo D'Stelvio (arrived on a Sunday - when all Italian Ferraris and sports bike riders get out to shake off some cobwebs). A sleep in was seriously tempting in the fabulous hotel, however I wanted to beat the tourists and other bike riders so as not to eat their dust, diesel fumes and be safer. By request I pushed my bike away from the garage door and fired her up. The unmistakable burble of the BMW's ...
... was not going to happen so I set the waypoint to Tallard to take me onto the D900 and judging by the flowers besides the road and the moto warning signs this indeed was a popular biking road! Past the Barrage de Serre Poncon a huge dam that seemed to stretch from one valley side to another. Met some scary drivers that seemed to be in a race and one hell of a hurry, I pulled over to let them pass. Heading for a new destination of Barcelonnette I got to within 8 kilometres and felt ...
Today we went up and over the Col d'Izoard (2361m). The guidebook implies it is an easy day as it it's just 9.4km at 4.2% followed by 10.1km at 7.5%. But it was anything but. On day 8 our legs are tired so it felt bloomin hard work, but it was worth it as it is a stunning route. We have done it before from the ...
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