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... and it’s stunning. Hopefully the pictures will give you a flavour. I got as high as 1940m today climbing towards a pass at 2400m.The peak above it, Pic de Peguera, is 2980m high. That’s 9,770 feet. My poor little legs have done some work over the last 2 days and the soles of my feet are rather tender. I haven’t really done much proper Alpine hiking before and I guess I was forced into it by not being able to use the bike but the terrain was too ...
... track levelled out and we walked on and into a tiny village with a church and a few houses. Why it was there, or who used it was hard to determine as there was harly a soul in sight and no shops. However it was quite pretty and we visited the church, made friends with a few stray dogs (one looked just like Terry the Terrior) and started back down. Going down wasn't much better and our knees were soon quite sore from all the jarring ...
... to see looking up the road ahead and you're at the top, to find..nothing.
The descent that follows is quite technical. At one point I pulled over to let a motorcycle pass, and was paying so much attention to it that I didn't notice the upcoming switchback until the last second, and barely made it around. Then after stopping to take a photo I found my brakes had become noisy ...
... were stretches at 5%, most of the climb was at 7% or 8%. To add insult to injury, the descent had great patches of loose gravel, some of which was very difficult to see as we moved from shade to sun. Peter let it go, and scared himself quite dramatically. Lori and I just about used up all of our brake pads keeping the speed way down. We are going to have dinner here tonight, which will involve lots of discussion of possible "alternate routes" for tomorrow's ...
... obviously a couple guys there doing support for a group of their customers.
A couple hundred metres up the road was the plaque in the wall where Fabio Casartelli died, followed shortly by the marble monument in his memory.
The lower part of the climb to Col de Portet d'Aspet was, despite being steep, fairly pleasant. There was plenty of tree cover to provide shade on a hot day and the road was lined with stone walls. Then ...