Loire a Velo with Friends : 2019-06-17 : Ride to Saumur

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Ride to Saumur $0.00 54.00 54.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping de l’Isle d’Offard $0.00

Trip Log

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The tour of flats continues. Brent had a flat first thing before we left. My front tire was soft in the middle of the day but we pumped it up and so far it is holding.

We promised Ann two easy days of riding then a rest day at Saumur. She says ‘why take two days - can’t we get to Saumur today?’ Be careful what you wish for, my friend... be careful what you wish for. We had an easy pleasant ride to Montsoreau, including the best Second Coffee break ever in Avoine, and a great lunch at Montsoreau, and there was no question that we would continue on to Saumur. The second part of the day was incredible climbs on incredible grades through cave towns and vineyards, and scorching scorching sun. I think in the last two hours we may have broken Ann. At least we can tell she’s still alive from the groaning.

We are planning to all take a rest day tomorrow and probably do the side trip to Doué-la-Fontaine to see the troglodytes the next day. That would mean spending three nights in Saumur.