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    And on the 7th day somebody said let it rain ... and it did ... on and off. Here is the view from the Col d'Agnes, not too far from the town of Tarascon. Yesterday, we did almost the identical route in reverse of one of the stages of this year's Tour de France in the Pyrenees.

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    The top of the Col d'Agnes. A steep long decent of about 8 miles.

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    Remnants of the Tour de France.

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    Even though it rained it was still warm, as you can see with the fog from the evaporation of the rain off the vegetation.

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    The town of Saint Girons in the morning, about 7 am, with the bridge.

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    The daily task of fetching the fresh bread for the day's ride - to make sandwiches for the ride support.

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    Charles, all smiles on the Col de Mente. Today, stage 8, we had the monster day, 94 miles, 13400 feet climbing, 5 passes ... brutal and somehow way fun. Here is the route.

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    Rebecca and Dan.

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    Oral on the second pass of the day.

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    One of the odd buildings one comes across in the Pyrenees.