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Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

2 days done in the Pyrenees, as we make our way across from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The first day 83 miles and 6000 ft of climbing; the second day 110 miles and 7700 ft. Great weather so far, and looking good for the next 2 days.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

Our current route is along the foothills of the real mountains, the only way possible to get to the Mediterranean in 4 stages.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

Dairy farms are the main agricultural activity ... and that means really good cheese.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

The first of 4 courses.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

We try and stay on the smaller backroads as much as possible.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

Charles, Oral and Joe ... taking it easy.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

The real mountains are off in the background ... we'll get there soon enough.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

The end of August and the first half of September is typically good weather ... about 80 degrees out today.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour

Beautiful sites and good food ... vive la France.

Pyrenees 2011 Bike Tour