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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Marseille Cyclosportif/Baconator Pictures, Part 1

We'd gotten out of the car, then promptly started on the first Col.  I had no idea I was riding on the Ocean- I was too worried about not getting drilled by oncoming motorists.

Climbing.  Slowly.

Slowly.  Climbing.

You can almost read the screen on the Powertap- "PEDAL FASTER."

Still climbing.

 Wait, how much further is it?

Summit.  Amazingly there was another pro-35 blogger who put a sticker on the sign. 

 This was the descent that awaited us. 

Starting the descent.  

Partway down, wondering why John isn't right behind me.

Baguette & Coke stop at the bottom of the best descent I've ever ridden.  Notice the box of baked goods I'm inhaling.  I was fortunate enough to find some amazing home made muffins at this little store.  As I stood at the register I debated about buying them, and the store owner sold me with the fact that they were "tres bon."  They were indeed tres bon, and I had 2 of the 6 before we started again.

More to follow...

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