Bienvenue en France

gepostet am 28. August 2014, 10:19 von Ralf

Finally the weather gets better! The headwinds left us a few days ago and it’s about 25 degrees Celsius, while I’m sitting in the sun in front of a fountain in the historical city centre of Clermont-Ferrand right next to the Cathedral and writing this post. We have crossed the rainy Ardennes and the endless wheat fields of the Champagne region. Unfortunately we did not hit the regions where they grow the famous Champagne wine, but we saw some grapes around Chablis in the Bourgogne region. The north of France was surprisingly rural in some regions – sometimes we had problems to find a supermarket for more than 40 kilometres. Yesterday then finally the first serious mountains became visible. It was awesome to rush through the flat area south of Vichy on a sunny and warm afternoon heading towards the volcanoes of the Auvergne region for the last 60 kilometres and seeing the Puy de Dome becoming bigger and bigger. Now we are right at it’s base taking a day break. Susie needs her rear wheel repaired – after a spoke broke in Lower Saxony it got a little bit out of shape and therefore needs a wheel trueing stand this afternoon. Hopefully there is enough time for an evening climb up to the peak of the Puy de Dome afterwards :-)

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