Sunday, July 20, 2008

Day 7- Vaison la Romaine to Opierre

Now that we had conquered Mt. Ventoux we figured the rest would be “downhill”…NOT!  Today’s ride would take us over three tough cols in sweltering heat.  We took on our first “eboulment”; a fairly major rock slide that required some sweat and strength to get over.  After a well deserved picnic lunch at the top of col de Soubeyrand we pressed on to our final destination in les Begues, outside of Opierre.  We were really in a remote area with virtually no cars.  Our hotel was a true country inn.  Basically there was our group, another group of cyclists from Holland and three guys on BMW motorcycles.  They served a very hearty meal of salad, pasta, pork roast, cheese, and dessert.  We got our first thunder shower but we were safely snuggled in our rooms.  All in all a nice quiet spot and one of our better nights rest.

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