Les Balcons des Airelles
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... section near Vars was that we could get up sufficient speed to shake off the huge swarm of flies that were buzzing around us. The trouble is, when cycling at 6 - 10 kph, and sweating like mad, you become a fly magnet. I checked out the other cyclists, to my relief it wasn't just tandem teams that the local flies were targeting. It was anything going slowly up a hill. We stopped to liberally apply some of Helen's citron-scented perfume. It didn't ...
... some pain, the first pain aux raisins of the tour and some tea. It was so hot on the terrace, such a contrast from our previous descent.
We reached our stop for the night, La Maison de Joséphine, by about 1:30pm. Unfortunately it was a 10 minute climb up from Guillestre, one which we repeated sans panniers when we went to search for a restaurant. The terrace outside of the room gave me lots of space to fiddle with the bike. I gave it a good clean and replaced both sets of ...
No cycling today!
We've looked back on some trips we've done in the past and thought it would've been nice to spend more than a single evening in one place, so for this trip we planned a day off.
Paul Henderson in his 'Cycling the French Alps' book recommends Briançon as a good place to spend a day off the bike, so we took his advice.
Briançon is the highest city in France, at 1,326 m. Our hotel, 'Le Temple' is ...
... 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!
... There was a couple of times where the bike just moved itself to the middle of the road, away from the precipice, and all sorts or muscles tightened.
Henry Cole on SkyTV talks ...