68km of 2034km so far…
After yesterday’s col, the wet and the cold night, I woke up and started my day late. On top of that I went to the town center to buy and do a few things, so I was on the road at mid day. I wasn’t feeling fully recovered, so along the day I was cycling rather slowly.
I was heading to Toulouse, but it was too far to get there on the day, especially with such a late start. On top of that, I thought I was done with the hills, but still I ended up going up and down a couple of hundreds meters several times.
My first stop for a quick lunch was at the castle of Mauvezin, which is located on the top of the village’s hill, overlooking a vast area of land and the Pyrenees at the far south. The weather was once again warm, which I really appreciated after the last three cold days on the mountains, so I spend a good half an hour by the castle to enjoy the sun and have a snack.
Moving on, I did a short diversion to join one of the smaller roads which was indicated with a green outline on the map. That was the part of the day’s ride I enjoyed the most. About 20 kilometers of downhill, small and quite roads, which I rode effortlessly, within beautiful forests and small surrounding hills.
Soon enough I got to Boulogne sur Gesse, which is a small town with a campsite and all the commodities I needed to spend the night and so I did. I cooked some food and had a beer by the tent to celebrate.
Was the chocolate a poor second you were obliged to go for because the nasty goat had stolen your banana?
Goats… they don’t respect the cyclists!