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... cloud with dropping temperatures.
He took a glance to the heavens and shook his head, No No!, not today, come back tomorrow!
We took a drive up the road. It was basically free of cyclists bar a few crazy souls, one guy was trying to descend and basically slowing to a stop at the hairpins, to avoid sliding out. The poor bugger had 21 hairpins to deal with to make the bottom unscathed.
At the summit we visited the bike shop and the owner (a pommie) told us ...
We left Valloire and headed towards Les Deux Alpes, we had been warned of a cycle event going on from Valloire and as the site didn't mind what time we left we thought we would hold off as late as possible to leave and hopefully let the bike event finish, we only had 45 miles to do so it made sense!
We left site just after 3pm, within ...
... to pay our parking fine. 35€ for parking on the footpath while the medieval fete was on. I finally found it and my "Parlez-Vous Anglais" met with a resounding "Non!" Oops. This was going to be fun. Anyway, we got there. They could only accept a French cheque. I didn't have one. I hadn't go to a tobacconist in town and buy a stamp which covered the fine then stick it on and post it in. All in sign language and my touch of French. ...
... were contemplating their next play. A few others arrived and did the same. Unfortunately they didn't have a support vehicle and were forced to wait it out and make the precarious decent as slowly as possible.
Not far down from Galibier the rain stopped and it only took us about 20 minutes to reach the town of La Grave where we would be spending the next couple of nights. While a fairly large village, its primarily a skiing town and most of ...
... We went right up to the snow level, on a road with hairpin bends, hardly wide enough for 2 vehicles and right on cliff faces. Children are so trusting. We found this coffee/gift shop up top and there was Brent shivering away. The man had fed him a couple of coffees and some Mars bars. I let him drive back down and it was quite spectacular. On the mountains there were these small creatures running all over. We couldn't work out if they looked ...
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