Residence Lagrange le Pic de l'Ours
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... views and white-knuckle, picturesque descents.
We arrived in Prades very late in the afternoon, but discovered when we went out and wandered this small village for dinner and drink that there was a town festival with music, dancing, a parade, and bonfire being held, so we had entertainment provided for our meal al fresco beside the town square.
... little in the way of civilzation on the route today and we had to be resourceful and keep our eyes open for food and water. On the descent from Col du Garavel I spotted a spring with potable water in Bousquet, so I pulled over an loaded up for the climb to Col de Jau.
Eleven kilometres of relatively easy slopes--or was I just in better shape now, and hydrated?--and we were at Col de Jau, looking down at a 27-km run-out to Prades.
The bottom half of ...
... it quite achievable. We then carried on, but having been told by the woman at our last hotel that restaurants etc would not be open on a Monday, we stopped at a grocery store at 1215, and ate our lunch in the parking lot. We had not gone more than 2 Kms after that when we found lots of places where we could have sat like civilized people. Our route then joined the day's route for the last 30-40kms. As ...
... col of the day, Port de Lers. We stopped to reload at a small cafe/bar located at the low point between these two cols at the junction of D8 ad D18--no idea how this place is even here, let alone open although we did see a tour bus--before we hit a wrinkle.
There was a sign announcing a road closure at or just past the top of Port de Lers. This was only moderately disconserting, though. We've see road closures before and more ...
... who died descending the Col de Portet d'Aspet and the fact that my roomie crashed - fortunately into the grass and not the road - yesterday).
At any rate, after a nice breakfast we set off upstream for a change, on the way to the base of the climb to the Col de Latrape - or at least I did; a host of others apparently chose to bypass some of today's climbs. Who knows - maybe ...