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« on: August 02, 2021, 03:58:15 pm »

One of these days I'll have the full trip written up, but as I'm going through my photos I thought I'd toss a couple your way  Cool







I should have an actual link for you guys for the weekend  Thumbsup
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 05:07:04 pm »

Hmmmph!     I have a thread over in Region 2 about riding in New Mexico.            Sad                  
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 09:27:02 pm »

 Very cool DD  Thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 12:59:33 pm »



I love the Alps. This is the south side of Col du Galibier, in case anyone wants to know.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 05:18:33 pm »

Very beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2021, 06:53:07 pm »




I love the Alps. This is the south side of Col du Galibier, in case anyone wants to know.


You suppose to have your bicycle and pretend you are in the Tour de France and climb the Galibier  Lol
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2021, 01:38:33 am »

Nah. I pretended I was the motorcyclist who carries around the camera guy and follows the bicyclists  Lol

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2021, 08:26:13 am »


I love the Alps. This is the south side of Col du Galibier, in case anyone wants to know.


Beautiful...   looks like ZERO traffic too....  was it that way the whole way?
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2021, 09:29:49 am »




Beautiful...   looks like ZERO traffic too....  was it that way the whole way?



The whole way over the pass, yes! It was great riding. I think that there were more bicycles than anything else, and they weren't rude about taking up lanes, etc.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 09:48:22 am »

Ok, I have a couple of days' worth of writing done so I'll post a bit here. Because of the length of the story and the number of photos, I'm not going to transcribe it all here. I will, however, share a few choice pictures.

If you want to know more, you can always click on over to my website for the full details:  DantesDame.com - Provence!


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July 17-29, 2021

Saturday
Basel - Geneva - Saint-Ferréol

With Covid still lurking in the shadows - and sometimes not even lurking - the thought of traveling for a holiday had been pretty far from my mind. I should rephrase that: traveling was very much in the forefront of my mind, but tempered with the thought that it wouldn't happen any time soon. Plus, Dan's work is busy and he cautioned me that the next likely time off wouldn't be until September. So when he came home on Monday and said "If you want to take a holiday before September, it should be next week" I was excited; last-minute holiday planning is my favorite! I immediately made arrangements with work and for cat care and smiled at the thought of hitting the road.

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 06:48:11 pm »



If you want to know more, you can always click on over to my website for the full details:  DantesDame.com - Provence!
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Click bait worth following!!!

waiting for the rest of the days ... :popcorn:
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 10:54:32 am »


Nah. I pretended I was the motorcyclist who carries around the camera guy and follows the bicyclists  Lol

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You should sign up for next year  Thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2021, 12:45:35 pm »




Click bait worth following!!!

waiting for the rest of the days ... :popcorn:



Wait no longer!  


Ok, Day 2. Not a lot of riding, but saw some cool stuff anyway...

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July 17-29, 2021

Sunday
Aix-les-Bains & Chambéry

The goal for this trip was to “stop and smell the flowers” instead of the usual “how far can we get with our time off?” We took this to heart and planned to stay in Saint-Ferréol for two nights, thereby giving us a full day to explore the region. Since we had previously visited Annecy we set our sights (ok, I set my sights) on nearby Aix-les-Bains & Chambéry.

Looking at GoogleMaps I was pleased to see that there was a nice loop route that we could take that would give us a view of Lake Annecy on our way to Aix-les-Bains, and then Chambéry was in position to visit on the completion of the loop. Excellent!










As usual, the full story and more photos on my website. Such a labor of love  
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2021, 12:48:34 pm »

I know that not many post here on the weekends (you work-cheating fools!  Lol  ) but here's another entry regardless...  Embarassment




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Saint-Ferréol – Lourmarin

Today would be a big travel day. Dan had made arrangements to stay in some fancy B&B in the beautiful village of Lourmarin and while we had so far broken up the distance to get there, we still had ways to go. So let’s go!

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2021, 05:32:53 pm »

Very nice
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2021, 03:05:12 pm »

Hahaha. Someone finally updated the front page of this site. It had been jay's ride report since last August. Must be an "annual maintenance" thing  Embarassment
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2021, 03:33:29 pm »


I know that not many post here on the weekends (you work-cheating fools!  Lol  ) but here's another entry regardless...  Embarassment

Enjoy!  :popcorn:


It's more like -- I'm not allowed to play with computers on weekends -- my GF would flog me....   Bigsmile

But thanks for giving me more daydreams to work-cheat with...   
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2021, 04:23:32 pm »


It's more like -- I'm not allowed to play with computers on weekends -- my GF would flog me....   Bigsmile
   


Lol  sorry to hear that!
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2021, 04:24:09 pm »

Anyone interested in Tuesday? Warning: very little riding was involved  :-X


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Lourmarin

Le Galinier de Lourmarin touts itself as a high end BnB and we could see that a lot of money had recently been put into the property. Here’s a quick tour of where we would call “home” for the next couple of days.







etc, etc, etc  Smile
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2021, 05:08:04 pm »

Dante’s is finally showing us why it sucks to be in America  Lol
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