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Old 10-17-06, 02:00 PM   #1
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French holiday in 07

I have just booked the campsite for my holiday in France for next year- I will not be there for the TDF so I will not have to find a bar every day and spend a fortune on beers to watch the T.D.F. Now the problem is- I am purposely going to a mountainous region. Not the Pyrynes or the Alpes- but there are enough 2,000m summits with roads going to them to say that I am going to get in some decent rides. The region is just north of Avignon, and all I can see as to a name is Cote Du Rhone-probably one of the best wines I have ever drunk- So I wonder how nuch riding I will be able to get in.

Any one got a good recipe for riding and sampling that does not involve hang overs?
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Enjoy the wine, then keep on pedalling until the two sets of centerlines become one again
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This makes perfect sense.......
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A pal of mine biked the wine country of France some years ago. Claimed he got better than 10 miles per gallon.
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Make sure you go over into the Gorge du Tarn over the Corniche des Crevennes, its a nice day out in the car first.
Absolutely amazing gorge and at the far end is Millau with the skybridge

As to riding and sampling, everything in moderation.

have a good one

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Any one got a good recipe for riding and sampling that does not involve hang overs?
Don't know about France, but in Germany the police will give you a ticket for cyling while intoxicated...
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There is only one - Mt Ventoux.
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There is only one - Mt Ventoux.

Not too far from there so good chance of the wife & family meeting me at the top.
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