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... 8211; Hiking Part 1
une balise – way-marker
- chercher la balise – to look for the way-marker: Je cherche la balise
un belvédère – viewpoint
- aller au belvédère – go to the viewpoint: Je vais au belvédère
une carte – map
- regarder la carte – ...
... but instead decided to find the site of the Maginot line in or near Cervieres 10km from Briancon. The guidebook said the military fortification was a short walk suitable for anyone over the age of 10 where we could explore 300m of galleries where soldiers held out for 20 days in 1944 against the Italians. If it was there, we couldn’t find it. We drove around the 3 streets of Cervieres, looked at all the signs and nothing ...
... think Skoda vehicles in TDF with 50+ bikes and wheels on the roof and you get the picture).
Then a very tricky untimed descent from 1660m down to 490m over 15km, where I lose touch with everyone. Fuel up at the last aid station for the final section, which is another long, lonely uphill drag of about 600m over 25 km, before a final kick up to 1600m (+400) over the final 5km. This bit totally sucks, and I'm chewing on my ...
Well things have gotten progressively easier to deal with being support crew as we have learnt to look after ourselves well and use those around us to help out in times of need. We have been travelling at times together with a German group who have a few campervans and 8 very strong riders - several in top 100, One Roland, is fifth at the moment.Stacie has just finished her time trial up Cime de la Bonette, which is the highest paved road in Europe ...
... French "moi" kisses all round, plus my South African buddies,Tony, John and a few other "bottom of the GC" kindred spirits. Well ridden all! An awesome day!
At the evening briefing session I discover the FIDI rainbow jersey has made the daily highlights video. You can view it on YouTube from the Haute Route website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX2F3u1A FMI&feature=youtu.be