I arrived in Séguret after skiing in Chamonix for a week with CycleVentoux riders Melody Badgett and Jen Bennett from last summer. The drive south through the pre-Alps was beautiful—wild weather through Grenoble and the Chartreuse mountain range. Crossed into the Rhône valley to a stunning sunset. Spent the evening making beds and cooking a classic Provençal daube (beef stew) for arriving clients, a group of six guys from NYC.
They have been riding in their gym spinning classes in anticipation of their trip here. We rode the Gorge de la Nesque route from the house that circumnavigates the Mont Ventoux massif. We all agreed it was so fine to be back on the bike after a long northeast winter.
All home now to a glass of Cote du Rhône, dinner, and comfortable beds in anticipation of a long day riding to the Med—perhaps a swim in the ocean before the van ride home. Bouillabaisse sounds like a good dinner plan after that!