Le Grand Tetras Hotel
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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.
... the col. A couple quick photos later and we were on our way down.
It was quite a descent. First, right near the top was a small uphill that none of us pedalled over since we got enough momentum from the downhill just before it to carry us over--that was cool! Then after that there were relatively steep sections with tight switchbacks alternating with longer straight runs. This would definitely be the more difficult direction to climb from.
We found a ...
... since the road had been completely washed out. He added, that we should have paid attention to the sign at the bottom of the hill.... We texted everyone else to take the direct route on an un-nice N road, and turned around and started down. Part way down we met Mark on his way up who was not impressed with this turn of events, then after we got on the N road we met Steve and Gilles who were in a ...
... 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 smart ones. The climb to today's first col afforded some views before veering off into the sun, which by early morning was already so hot that I rode on the left side of the road for a bit so I could stay in whatever shade was available.
The descent was OK - there were a few pebbles in one corner - but ended abruptly as I turned to access the climb to the Col d'Agnes, which ...