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... so heat exhaustion and dehydration were not the threats they were for yesterday's cyclists.
Our nominal route today included 6 "Cols"; admittedly, a couple of them were pretty close together. The BIG peaks were Col de Pailheires (2001m) and Col de Jau (1500+m), and they were NOT close together! It was a long day of cycling and climbing, punctuated ...
... were at Col de Marmare when we got there, and they caught up to us at Col de Chioula when we were delayed by a blow-out on Linda's front tire which thankfully happened when we were stopped. There was a small cut in the front tire sidewall; Dave patched it with a boot and we continued on.
Near Ax-les-Thermes there was some serious road construction right at the start of the climb to Col de Pailheres but no closure; we got right through. Very soon after that we ...
... onto the route we were to climb we saw a sign saying road closed in 900 metres. We cycled the 900 and found nothing so kept going into a fairly steep climb. Just before reaching the top at 900 metres we met a guy erecting a sign which prohibited cyclists or walkers. Since he had not yet put the sign up, I asked him if he could look the other way, and we would go through, to which he replied that it ...
... 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 ...
... the way to the river at the bottom of the valley, complete with the obligatory hairpin turn into town.
Having spied a picnic table, I stopped for lunch in Vicdessos then luxuriated in following the river through terrain quite reminiscent of the Adirondacks (albeit with coarser pavement and better bread). By that point the wind had picked up,and it was deliciously cool in spots as the ...