Teyran and Beyond

I almost didn’t take the camera this morning, thinking I’d just go out for a quick spin on familiar roads, but good thing I did (in the sense that I have something for a blog, not that the pictures are any good…) because I found yet another new route north of Montpellier. After riding up past Teyran I realized that I had never actually continued on straight north, always cutting east or west after the town. I quickly realized my good fortune, by the number of cyclists on the road. Here’s one.

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In fact, the first part of the ride today was littered with weekend warriors and club teams. Next is the tree-lined entrance to Montaud, about 15 km straight north of Montpellier. 

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Not really sure what this next thing is, but it looked pretty rustic, sitting pretty between the pines.

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This road led into a surprising little gorge ride that immediately reminded me of why I’m living down here, i.e. the riding is awesome! 

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Sorry about that last shot. I was having such an excellent ride I really needed to force myself to stop and shoot pictures. No time to fuss about exposure.

The gorge road emptied out onto D109, an arrow-straight route back home. Here is a section on the northern part of that road, plus the obligatory shot of Pic St Loup.

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