|L'Argentiere la Bessee (our home for the next week)|
Having finally got a new camera, after destroying the previous one swimming in TWALK, I thought I had better post some pretty pictures and a quick update of my adventure racing mission.
After arriving in Nice, we hired a car and drove to L'Argentiere la Bessee, where we are now staying for a few more days until the start of the race. Along the way we managed to find a couple of spectacular passes, exciting all of us to come back sometime to do some cycling here. With around 2000m vertical accent and smooth asphalt it is road bike paradise.
|Caserne de Restefond (near Col de la Bonette 2715m)|
|Col de Vars|
|We also managed to find some delicious baguettes and cheese, although it seems like I am the only one who is really excited by the smelly sock cheeses :)|
The following day I went for a short run up the hill behind where we are staying. There are heaps of cool trails for MTBing and running, so lots of places to explore. Unfortunately I have developed a 'man cold' so was not eager for a big mission like I was hoping.
|Ridgeline above L'Argentiere la Bessee|
Feeling slightly better yesterday, although still with a sore throat, I went for a fun day mission with the others up into the mountains across the other side of the valley.
It was a beautiful day, hot and sunny, so we got some good views of the surrounding area and had a refreshing swim in Lac de l'Ascension about halfway round our walk.
|Nathan excited by the taste of an Awaken bar|
|Lac de l'Ascension|
|Col de la Moutiere|
|Looking back down to L'Argentiere|