Trying to sort some pics from my holiday- as I don't know whats wrong with the rest of you but we Don't seem to have many pics of your riding areas or local scenery being posted at present.
I love France and the French. Fantastic country and fantastic people. But as This is a Bike forum- I ought to talk about the bikes I met. They were either top end or Old. I am only talking about the road bikes here but Plenty of Pinarello's- Looks- Even one Boreas was seen. As to TreK- Speccies- Giants- run of the mill names- very rare. Even the older bikes seemed to be Spanish or Italian so not much change from the UK where the british made bikes are getting rare. One picture of the 4 riders in Malaucen- These were all High priced bikes- Dureace fitments on all of them- not much campy to be seen except on the older bikes. A few pics of me at the start in Malaucen and then the Fog. This was after I had ridden back down to the car and it is funny how the camera can see further than I could- I honestly could not see across the road. Then there is the pic of the bike. We wanted some garlic to bring home so I had to have a pic of one string. Only problem was I bought 5 strings-About 15lbs weight of it and I bought it at Laussan-about 15kms and 1500ft of climbing back to the camp.
I am a keen gardener and we managed to get to The Bambouserrie. It is really called that and is a Bamboo Garden- It is unbelievable and if you are a gardener- then the Magnolia Grandiflora will interest you aswell. It wasn't all just sight seeing but found a sweet shop at Uzes. Definitely took the wallet away from the wife in there but while walking round the town saw an Organ grinder and I could have sat in the bar opposite him for hours. Then the final couple are of Pont du Gard- a roman aqueduct that is still 90% standing after 2,000 years, although the number of tourist's that were at the site on the day were doing their best to wreck it- And No French holiday would be complete without a French breakfast.