Aug 9, 2017

Today brought back good memories. We rode a total of 152 km from Barbazan (in the foothills of the Pyrenees) to the town of Soreze, with 1,282 metres (4,270 feet) of climbing (see Garmin link below, from my watch). Nothing out of the ordinary there.

But the final 90 km of today’s ride were over exactly the same roads as my world run course from fours ago. Towns like Cabonne, St Sulpice, Auterive, St Felix de Lauragais, and Revel triggered fond memories.

And tomorrow’s ride will be entirely along my world run route as well, all the way to St Affrique. However, it will only take us one day to ride it, whereas it took me two days to run it. In fact, for the next few days, we’ll be following my world run course, simply because it’s on the way to where we’re going.

We’ve now cycled a total of 1,753 km in thirteen days, with almost 21 km of vertical ascent. The countryside continues to be as beautiful as ever.


I didn’t take any photos today, but here are some from previous days – Peter and Dave from yesterday at the top of the Luz Ardiden, and another from St Cirq a few days ago.