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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.
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% ...
... and detour, it shouldn't be a problem for me to get to the hotel in Luzenac in plenty of time to clean up then drive the relatively short distance back to Niaux.
This became ever more likely when we got word from Tim, who was following an alternate route with less climbing with Barry, that the planned final stretch to Luzenac from Tarascon-sur-Ariege along D20 was closed. The road was completely destroyed by a slide. So we ...
... There followed a ****** descent - literally. Although I didn't see any livestock on the road, there was some in the fields; in any case what was on the pavement bore evidence they had been there before. Once again the ride down was abbreviated by a turn to climb the Port de Lers. Although the signs indicated the road was closed, I knew from previous experience that bicycles can often get ...