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Travel Blogs from Allos
... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
Apparently the truck carrying all of our bike boxes and 2 of the crew broke down last night so there was a need to change our routine this morning. We has to dress, pack and drop our bags before breakfast which threw us as we had only just got used to the old routine ! The weather was still cold although we were happy to be dry. We left Corps and headed out towards Gap joining ...
... sheep stations down this section as they come past me.
At the bottom I pick up my Mexican friend Andrea and two of her team mates, who kindly pull us though the valley. The next two cols, Col de Valberg (20km at 5%) and very quickly thereafter Col de Couillole (7km at 3%) are solid but not too bad. I manage to pick up a train of Irish guys from Team Aqua Blue who pull me along up the last section. These guys have a really cool ...
... I come back - Ainslie repeats seemed to have helped Stacie (she had completed 365 for the year before we left), as well as practice riding some knarly downhill stuff.So tomorrow we will be able to take a very big shortcut when we climb over Cime de la Bonette to Auron (50kms) as opposed to (143kms) for the riders. Trying at this stage to convince Stacie to ride down to the start from here (8kms) so we can stay parked and have a sleep in. It's only ...
... along the banks. At Rougons, by the Point Sublime, the river plunges into the narrow rock walls, and there's no escape until it comes out the western end before flowing into Lac de Ste Croix.