June 3: Stage 1, Cycling Bastia to St. Florent, 67 miles and 4000’ of climbing

Here’s a link to the route:  http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/185577581

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Let’s get this out of the way first and foremost.  This first day was one of the most f*ing amazing road cycling days I’ve ever experienced in my 30 years on a bike.

The road surfaces: Perfect (except for a 5 mile stretch that was being redone for next years stage of the Tour de France).

The road Topography: hilly, with lots of rollers, climbs and fast descents.  Just the way I like it.

The scenery:  we cycled along one of the most beautiful coastlines I’ve ever seen: azure waters, shear cliffs, sandy beaches.  It was picture perfect.

The cars:  at times there were quite a few, but as typical, the French have a whole different perspective towards cyclists.  We are not targets.

~ by rjmang on June 3, 2012.

One Response to “June 3: Stage 1, Cycling Bastia to St. Florent, 67 miles and 4000’ of climbing”

  1. These pictures are great. I am very jealous sitting here in flat, sea-level Maryland.

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