June 5: Stage 3, One hell of a loop from Monticello, 82 miles, 6600’ of climbing

Not a big photo day today…

Here’s a link to the route of today’s ride from my GPS [http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/186181816].

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Today was hard not so much because the ride was excessively difficult, but because it followed yesterday’s ride.  This is one hilly island.

The coastline along northwestern Corsica is magnificent.  Some call it the most beautiful coastline in Europe.  I don’t know about that, but it sure is beautiful.  The small coves are perfect places for a quite swim, or even better, to moor a sailboat for a quiet evening.

Some of the road sections here are not great, but most are. There are plenty of picture postcard little villages along the sea with harbors, cafes, and old stone buildings.  If we stopped every time we had the urge, a 6 hour cycling day would take 12, which, when on a bike, isn’t practical.

~ by Robert on June 6, 2012.

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