Posted by: hlm227 | July 16, 2008

Glad I didn’t wait for the bus!

Two people had told me that riding in this area was really challenging, and after I fell yesterday, I had decided that I was going to take a bus to Aups, to get closer to the Grand Canyon without having to ride.

I got an early start, and got into Brignoles around 11. The bus didn’t leave until 6, and I decided that I would just ride, and if it was really hard, I would turn around.

I was so glad I didn’t wait! The riding was so beautiful and I was feeling great.
The sky was amazing and I felt like I finally discovered what Provence is.

I stopped in Sillans-la-Cascade and saw a really cool waterfall.

Then I continued on to Aups, where I stayed for the night.
They had a firework show and it was cool to see, since I wasn’t in the US for the fourth. I guess they were celebrating Bastille day, the 14th, a day early.

fireworks in aups

When I came back to the campsite, they were doing karaoke and it was HILARIOUS to see French people sing the YMCA.

distance 71 29
time 4 02 05
avg spd 17 66
max spd 43 46


  1. I love the waterfall picture. You look really happy and healthy.

    I’m glad you decided to ride rather than take the bus. I didn’t ride to work today and took the train and regretted it. I’m getting to see what you mean about hating to take the train and always wanting to ride.

  2. Heather, you are in paradise! This is beautiful.

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