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
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.