Le Chalet d'Auron
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... is stone monument marking the high point. I park up and get the camera out.
Low clouds are scudding across the peaks, sometimes I there is a grey out then blinding sunshine. It's a glorious day to be here. Even at 2,800 metres the day is warm. It feels like I am on the top of the world.
I set off back down with the steering getting heavier and heavier. ...
... note brought a rye smile to my face. As I navigated the one way system out of the old town the sound of the bike echoed off the old stone walls. Soon onto the open road, traffic was quiet and there was a cool chill in the air of the clear mountain morning, I was lucky as it was an almost cloudless sky which would result in great views and pictures from the summit. Soon the turn off came to Col de la Bonette - 2802m - and I took a photo of the sign which highlighted it as ...
... was not going to happen so I set the waypoint to Tallard to take me onto the D900 and judging by the flowers besides the road and the moto warning signs this indeed was a popular biking road! Past the Barrage de Serre Poncon a huge dam that seemed to stretch from one valley side to another. Met some scary drivers that seemed to be in a race and one hell of a hurry, I pulled over to let them pass. Heading for a new destination of Barcelonnette I got to within 8 kilometres and felt ...
Today we had a 20.1km climb at 5.5%. It was overcast but thankfully the rain held off until we were arriving at the campsite. Our SPOT tracker has died today, so unfortunately shows us still in Guilestre! We plan to carb load now as have a huge day tomorrow up the Cime de la Bonette (2802m), a 23.1km climb at 6.5%. Yikes. Also saw our first sign to the finish line in Nice ...
... descents off the major cols. Bad road conditions apparently. Looks like a tricky stage.
James the super domestique scored a stove top coffee percolator yesterday and gets up at 6.30 to make me a pot. He's a star!
I've arranged to roll out with our German camping friends to the meeting point at Barcelonette where riders not staying up in Pra Loup join the peloton before the official timing start point. We get there with ...