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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 2010, 10:02 am Thread Starter
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Col du Chat & Lac du Bourget

Following on from Saturday's ride to new places, we were returning to known ones today, and taking advantage of yet another unseasonably mild mid November day.

We decided to leave a little later in the morning to allow the sun to at least try and warm the day a little. Out through Bellegarde and Seyssel we then picked up the Route de Vignobles towards Aix les Bains.

We HAD to stop at the side of the Lac de Bourget for these pictures. The lake and surroundings had an almost silver sheen to them and looked as spectacular as the photos show, really quite beautiful.

We stopped at the ubiqitous McDonalds for a bite to eat and drink before continuing on round Aix les Bains and then starting the ascent of the Col du Chat where we took these pics.

Around the other side we followed the Route de Vignobles signs along some previously unridden roads and found these views

Instead of following the usual route back up the Gorges du Cerdon we took the road which bypasses it through the village of Cerdon and on the way up "found" this waterfall.

In Nantua we found a few Chamois grazing, impervious to the traffic and road 100metres below them.

Only 279kms today, but by adding some variations to our normal routes we had some good riding.

I'm living proof of the old adage "the older I get the faster I was"


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 2010, 10:53 am
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Wow. Excellent pics. One of the best things about this website is stuff like this. I've never been to Europe, probably never will, and it's neat to be able to see what it looks like through the eyes of a fellow motorcyclist.
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