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Old 08-18-19, 02:16 PM
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Mont Ventoux visit

We just wrapped up vacation ending with several days in Provence. My wife booked a French Provencal cooking class for our family. As the hostess gave us a quick tour of her house, she pointed to her backyard with a mountain rising up in the distance. "Oh, that's Mont Ventoux. They race the Tour de France there and they rode past my driveway."

After lunch we drove to the summit guided by Google Maps. There are 3 routes up, but we didn't end up using the one the Tour uses. We did drive down it, though. Many cyclists were doing the ride. It's a long climb with some 10+% grades especially near the top. It looks to be a fun challenge.


The mountain is so named because of the windy conditions at the top, but today it was just a pleasant breeze.

If you zoom in, you can see 3 cyclists in a row on the horizontal road at center.

Cyclists of various physiques and bike types completed the climb.

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