It was a cloudy and wet day on the bike today, but we still had a great time!
The route was up or down all day, with gentle inclines and rewarding descents, wide open pastures and tree lined roads, water views and towering mountains.
Most of the rain landed earlier in the ride, so the temperatures crept up and jackets came off in the second half. Evian water is bottled all over this region and public fountains are one of the best places to fill up with cold water; though the support vans have water, chips, candy, nuts, fruit, sandwich stuffs, and all kinds of other treats to keep the rider's energy up!
We have a great crew on this trip with Tracey in the van ensuring everyone is well hydrated and fed. Nat and Scott are on the bikes offering encouragement, a helping hand, route guidance, and good banter. And our massage team of Sandra, Frederic, Naz, Emmanuelle, and Benedict have received glowing reviews so far.
The last two nights we've had dinner in the 5 star hotel restaurant and the presentation, quality, tantalizing tastes, have brought satisfied smiles to everyones faces. We're off to a great start this week.