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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 ...
... that also had sandwiches in Mijanes, so we stopped in for lunch. We were joined soon enough by Wayne, Lori, and Mesfin...and a cute little white dog who must have belonged to the shop owner. A generous ham and cheese sandwich for only 3.50 plus a can of Orangina later, and we were on our way again. Since it was already about 2pm and we had 60 km to go including more climbing, I decided to stick to the main route and bypass the alternate.
We paused on the ...
This will be a fairly short entry since Peter and I cycled by ourselves today. Barry had proposed an alternate rout which was taken by Werner, Barry, Steve, Gilles, Don, Sue, Peter and I. Not sure where mark went although Peter and I did see him later. Tom, Linda, Dave, Michael, Wayne, Lori and Mesfin did the nominal. Turns out that Barry's route had a major climb to 1250, but it was an honest 5 to 6% ...
... not bicycles can make it through when cars can't. It was only 4 km with 200 m of climbing to Port de Lers so we all went up. At the top, the road was barricaded to cars but we couldn't see the real issue. But we did see a few other cyclists go over the top and not come back, so by one's and two's we all did the same. Eventually we found the reason(s) for the closure: There were three crews on the road. The first ones were repairing ...
... obstructions there are, so I continued on and in due course met someone coming the other way who confirmed the road was passable, but advised caution.
In a slight departure from the norm, I chatted with an Australian couple at the top before heading down on a narrow descent through the trees that eventually opened up into larger road on which I probably set a speed record as it ...