Stage 7 Sarlat-la-Caneda to Lacave

I do hundreds of rides, some might say thousands…. I have ridden all over the world…. I remember general things about the rides I do but every once in a while, a ride leaves a mark, it make such an impression that I remember many details…. the temperature, the smells, the scenery, etc.  Today was one of those rides!  Words and photos can’t express the depth of sensory fulfillment I feel as I post this blog.  Today was, in a nut shell, why I ride a bike, why I train long hours when I could be resting, why I’m here now, occasional suffering through repercussions of my accident, indeed, why I don’t quit peddling after such a traumatic accident.  I literally took over 100 photos today, its almost insulting to post them as they don’t relate the true nature of this experience, but here goes anyway!!

Leaving Sarlat

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Most of the route today used an old railroad bed converted to a bike route

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Random Castle in the distance

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When the route wasn’t on the dedicated bike path, it was most on roads like this

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Back along the Dordogne River

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Incredible hotel here in Lacave, scenes from around the hotel.  The hotel’s namesake, Le Pont de l’Ouysse which translates to Bridge of the Ouysse River…. currently unpassable!

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My hotel for the night, Le Pont de l’Ouysse

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