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Gee, usually everyone else uploads blog entries so I just toss in a couple of photos. Everyone must be tired today after our personal-best making day of 3100m climbing over 119 km distance. I too am tired so this will be brief.
Fortunately the weather was accommodating today, giving us cooler temperature and primarily clouded conditions ...
... Rouze to snap a few photos of some impressive hilltop ruins before riding upriver to Escouloubre-les-Bains and beginning the climb to Col de Moulis. It was here that we caught up to Steve, Tim and Gilles. We all snapped photos at the sign, which was next to a pig farm.
It was a short descent to Escouloubre where Steve and Gilles packed in and called for a pick-up. Tim soldiered on.
The climb to Col du Garavel and the photos there were routine.
... it quite achievable. We then carried on, but having been told by the woman at our last hotel that restaurants etc would not be open on a Monday, we stopped at a grocery store at 1215, and ate our lunch in the parking lot. We had not gone more than 2 Kms after that when we found lots of places where we could have sat like civilized people. Our route then joined the day's route for the last 30-40kms. As ...
... shorter, faster N20 to the end.
Arriving just after 3pm, we were on our way to the Niaux caves by about 3:30pm and we got there at 4pm. It was definitely worth going. The drawings were impressive--the representations of animals were fairly realistic and the lines were still bold after thousands and thousands of years. But just actually being able to see some of the oldest surviving creations of people was a special experience. ...
... by roadside streams.
It was on the way to the Pas de Souloumbrie just past Arnave (where another sign announced that the road was closed) that I came upon two riders who had opted to forego some of the earlier climbs, and who told me that a woman they had spoken to had told them that this time the road was indeed impassable - blocked by a landslide. Being a stubborn sort who is ...