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... window as we peered into the chasm below.
Now, I give you the tip....Treas was seriously packing it! Seriously!
And I must admit, it was a bloody long way down, with absolutely nothing between us and the specks at the bottom that must have been houses....
... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pÔtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Brianšon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
... been more apt). Interesting fact of the day is it takes about 6 minutes to soft boil an egg in Aussois because the water boils at a lower temperature at altitude.
Because the proprietor skis in winter and so cycles in summer to keep fit, he had a track pump! I got very excited about being able to get the tyres to 100psi (7 bar) for the first time on our tour - they were only inflated to about 60psi - how much faster we could have gone uphill!
... fashioned, but comfortable enough. Once checked in and showered we walked around the village to weigh up our evening meal options. There weren't many! We found a small bistro, just about the only place open on a cold, damp Monday evening, and ordered pasta, cep, a pitcher of local wine and some chocolate roulade to finish.
We wanted to make an early start the next day as we had a 100 km to cycle, including a lot of climbing, so we were early to ...