When I was out on my only outside ride last week, I passed through the village of Blauzac, turned north on a tiny vineyard road, and was treated with this view.
Alright, not exactly that view. I was trying out one of the many new features on my phone’s camera and chose ‘drama’. It looked better on the phone. I am also totally zoomed in, as you can probably tell.
The thing is, I have ridden this road hundreds of times and had never seen Ventoux till yesterday. I do usually ride it in the opposite direction, but I guess the Mistral had cleaned the air up enough that it looked close enough to ride over to. I suppose it was, if I wanted to do a 200 km round trip.
Anyway, it was nice to have a reminder that there’s a world outside my 20km radius. We will be set free from our shackles tomorrow, so who knows, if the snow decides to melt a bit on Ol’ Baldy, I might get over there and see it up close again soon.