Besançon to Dijon, France

Scroll down to content

Today, we headed mostly due west into the Burgundy Region of France.  We have not passed many wineries yet, mostly forested areas and lots of farm fields.  The roads were generally quiet with lots of rolling hills.

David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03711David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03717

David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03719

At one point we crossed this high speed train line.   Unfortunately we missed the train by about 5 minutes.  We heard it before we arrived and got a glimpse of it between the rolling hills.  Even from about a kilometer away, it sounded like a jet airliner and was moving like a bullet.  I have tried to photograph them before but by the time you hear them coming and when you pull out your camera to shoot and image, they are gone!

IMG_2442

More quiet roads for you.

David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03746David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03748

As we approached this little town, there were lots of people gathered around the roadside then suddenly a bike race broke out.  This was a pretty serious race with full road closures, lots of motos, race officials in cars, a peloton of at least 150 dudes, and then a caravan of team cars.  I was pretty convinced that we had a serious continental level race happening…… When I got to our hotel in Dijon, I googled up races in this area and studied all the photos I took.  I actually think this is a masters race.  Welcome to France!

IMG_2481

David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03767

We had a nice section of about 10 kilometers of gravel through the forest, this would have made my buddy Tad very happy!  Luckily it had not been raining.

David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03762David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03771

I’m saving this series of images for last.  About half way through the ride, we came across a few kilometers of cultivated trees.  The light was stunning here with the clouds and relatively low sun angle.  Over the course of this section, it took us about an hour to go 3 miles and I ended up shooting about 100 images.  Here are the best of them.

IMG_2457

David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03725David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03730David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03732_1David BeckBesamcon to DijonDSC03735

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: