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Since we departed the Riviera, I've been a little busy driving and so I skipped a blog yesterday. Sunday morning we bade farewell to Marg and Boris as they headed to Italy and we started our slow journey to Paris. It was as if the weather gods of Juan les Pins knew we were leaving and they shed a tear too (more like a tropical downpour). Sandy had …
... usually like this and we should come back Tuesday or Wednesday. He had hired a bike to that poor soul trying to descend and thought he would cancel the booking but it was his only chance to climb the legendary Alpe D'Huez so down he went, I hope he made it back up.
I didn't like the thought of descending at a standstill so decided to bail and we will go back either Tuesday or Wednesday morning as I have to climb this beast before we leave.
On the plus side we stocked ...
... up a few pieces of clothing and made note of the prices for leg warmers and hats, which I thought would be necessary for the remainder of my cycling here. There was a town at the base of the climb with some shops as well so we planned on doing some price comparisons. We had a quick coffee at one of the few places that were open and then we made our way down. The road was dry all the way so I had a chance to give it a go and ...
... or so we were overtaking all the cycles, we climbed with them to 8500 ft, then descended with them the other side, the problem is we were marginally quicker than them on the uphill but alot of them were quicker than us on some of the down hills! Of our 45 miles, we were with them for 40!! but we got there slowly!
The both of us ...
... and restaurants were closed for the season. We checked into our hotel which, while very old and having some real quirks to it, was clean and comfortable. The room was fairly typical except for the bathroom facilities. Rather than having an actual bathroom with a door, a toilet and sink was in a closet to the right of the room door and had a curtain for a door. On the other side of the room door was another closet with a bathtub/shower...again with a ...
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