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... bathroom in the van.
Had a restless awful night, and left early to get the hell out of there...
Another choice of an interesting road or an Autoroute, to go north, and after the previous day's berating, I had the ***** so just conceded the choice to Treas to take the Autoroute, and had a ...
... 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. ...
We walked down to the modern part of the town to the L'Eclerc, to buy provisions for our stay as we found ourselves in a self-catering apartment. Who can resist a French supermarket? This one had a good selection of bike spares too. We bought porridge for breakfast, some tea and a few other treats to keep us going.
There was a small market in the centre of town (Wednesday) where we bought some home made lasagne for supper. Other ...
... I soon regretted as we got stuck into the next climb; the Col du Galibier, an 18 km climb from Valloire. There is some respite after a bit of climbing to get out of Valloire. The road levels off for a while, or maybe it's just 4% instead of 8%?
We soon reached the 'lunar landscape' mentioned in the guide book. What we didn't expect to see were the marmots sunning themselves on the road ahead!
We decided on a strategy of frequent stops to drink and snack. ...
... a right turn onto the D83 and a final 8 km ascent of the day to Aussois. I've come to the conclusion that ascents at the end of the day's riding are a really bad idea.
By this time the weather had turned showery, which meant trying to keep dry and cool at the same time while continuing uphill. I opted for cool, and didn't put my jacket on and so got a soaking and chilled again as we arrived into Aussois.
The hotel du Soleil is a ...