Residence Mille Soleils
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... so heat exhaustion and dehydration were not the threats they were for yesterday's cyclists.
Our nominal route today included 6 "Cols"; admittedly, a couple of them were pretty close together. The BIG peaks were Col de Pailheires (2001m) and Col de Jau (1500+m), and they were NOT close together! It was a long day of cycling and climbing, punctuated ...
... to Pailheres was long but again not terribly steep. Still, I eventually started slowing down. Once I realized that it was because I wasn't drinking enough--although not as warm as the previous few days, it was still fairly warm, and humid--I got off the bike a few kilometres from the top, emptied one of my bottles, and continued. Much better.
Despite this delay, the gang was still waiting for me at the top, all huddled together out of the brisk west wind that was ...
... onto the route we were to climb we saw a sign saying road closed in 900 metres. We cycled the 900 and found nothing so kept going into a fairly steep climb. Just before reaching the top at 900 metres we met a guy erecting a sign which prohibited cyclists or walkers. Since he had not yet put the sign up, I asked him if he could look the other way, and we would go through, to which he replied that it ...
... 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 ...