Residence Le Balcon Des Airelles
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... 8211; Hiking Part 1
une balise – way-marker
- chercher la balise – to look for the way-marker: Je cherche la balise
un belvédère – viewpoint
- aller au belvédère – go to the viewpoint: Je vais au belvédère
une carte – map
- regarder la carte – ...
... town with a supermarket, we can see one of the pressure pipelines. The arch has a span of 64m and rises to height of 98m.
We had every intention of first, doing the washing, then spending the afternoon walking in the National Park where we were told one has every chance of seeing chamois. It rained in the night and was overcast until 9 am and the washing took hours. By the time that was finished, the beds ...
... we cut out the first col of the day, Saint Martin. And instead of 169km, the stage will only be 111km, of which about 40km will be timed, the rest neutral. Cruisy end to a tough week, but I'm sure I will make up for it once we get to the Pyrenees.
My Strava stats are here http://www.strava.com/activities/773674 59
And the daily highlights video. http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=relm fu&v=cEsoQzSPH7Q
Well things have gotten progressively easier to deal with being support crew as we have learnt to look after ourselves well and use those around us to help out in times of need. We have been travelling at times together with a German group who have a few campervans and 8 very strong riders - several in top 100, One Roland, is fifth at the moment.Stacie has just finished her time trial up Cime de la Bonette, which is the highest paved road in Europe ...
... can help with the mental game on the road.
So down the chute after the media crew get some shots of the FIDI family and team flag, and the road tilts up immediately. It's a short distance out of the village onto the climb proper, then a solid 5-6% for the first 5km. Perfect for warming into the ride, finding a rhythm and getting the HR into the right zone.
I'm feeling really good, the views ...