Stage 19 Lignan sur Orb to Villeneuvette

Today’s stage in mostly pictures…. it started out on really good cycling roads through the local vineyards

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Great views!

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First sighting of Mont Ventoux, Provence’s Giant!  Keep in mind, it’s over 100 k away from here….it’s the one in the way background that looks like a cloud!

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More great scenery!

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More great roads, perhaps even a little nicer!

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Nicer scenery?!?

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Nicer roads?!?

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Now its getting way good!!!!

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Another Ventoux sighting!

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Other rodies!

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Still more roadies!

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Real Roadies!!!!

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Okay, now the road is off the charts!  Zero cars, tons of cyclist, and butter pavement, ripping decent!!!!

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Hairpins!!!!

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More Hairpins!

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Had to take a break from pictures, got into a big climb with some locals….dropped all but one then made a friend at the top!

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Stopped in this town for lunch:

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After lunch I thought the great roads and views were done, was just going to roll to the hotel…. I was wrong!

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One of the reasons I am making this cross country trip is to find an area where I can return and spend extended amounts of time….. I found one!!!  Today was one of my top five ever anywhere road rides!!! Not often I say that!!!!  I will return!

 

 

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