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Awoke today to our first grey day. Not so bad, we have had two and a half weeks of perfect weather. Left our very pleasant country hotel this morning in misty conditions. The hotel owners had a lovely big kelpie cross that wanted me to throw a stick for him this morning . He just stood there patiently with the stick in his mouth waiting for me to say the right commands for him, in French. It was a frustrating experience for both us!, Our touring took us up into ...
Voir la descente du Galibier :
et celle du Télégraphe :
Filmées par Franck avec sa caméra embarquée à l'avant. Sympa. :)
At the top of the pass I met a bunch of motorcyclists coming down the hill so obviously there was no Route Barre sign at the other end. That, or they had also ignored it and ridden around it like me.
Halfway down the other side of the mountain I ran into the slowest French driver in France. I was stuck behind him for a while and then managed to overtake, only to be overtaken by him when I stopped to take a photo. We leapfrogged ...
... the whole "old" town but could not find the public WC. Just as I was beginning to think I would have to buy a coffee in a cafe in order to use the ladies (kinda defeats the purpose really), I spotted the sign about 10m from where I'd left the bike.
Comfortable once more, I set off to climb even higher. I passed through Allos which is one of France's most famous ski fields and rode on the shittiest ...
... the netting. I still do not know how they put it on.
After descending for quite some time, we climbed another col, but this one was quite reasonable at about 5 or 6%.
We had quite a search for a lunch spot, but finally found one. When I arrived Steve had been there for a while and had ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. Normally what one gets is a half a baguette with ham and cheese, usually buttered. What he had received was a very large loaf ...