Ok so the plan was to take the van to the top of the climb that we did yesterday and proceed from there ( see yesterdays blog) . This did not go down well with James ,Jess and Stuart who had arrived yesterday . They opted for the full monty baptism of fire and so set out early to do the complete route .
We met them at the top of the climb as planned and we all set off for a very high speed decent and ride into the foothills of the Pyrenees . A wonderful road along a river with billiard table tarmac saw rapid progress. The new young legs now in the peloton injected some serious pace . It was incredible just how quickly the scenery changed from mountains to wide open planes and how quickly the ambiance just felt like Spain .
The day finished with a severe climb to Sanguesa, where we were passed by a fleet of motorbikes travelling at break neck speed - I need to drive this road !
So chapeau to James Jess and Stuart who did the day with ease .
Whereas the past weeks have been a blast it is great to be travelling as family
Our new butler in the form of Tim Nicol continued the trend of "one up vanship " by providing individually named and cooled flannels on arrival at the van .!! I have high hopes for this lad .
decent form pyrenees
At last we are turning !! 900 miles done ( why has my stomach not got smaller.......)
At the top of the big climb today
Sanguesa high street