And then the SUN came out!! The rain gear came off, the visor stayed clean and the Beaujolais vineyards offered up a sweet special stage.
The dude from Team Alcatraz (who's ridden all ten editions!) and Francesco a tent mate before the start of the special stage.
This was one of the Special stages you'd wish you could go back and do again. Beautiful area. After the special stage the roads were dry and fast. Well, dry if they had sunlight on them! Had a couple of "oh Sh_t" moments in the middle of a blind turn in shade and still very wet. OK, so it's (mostly) dry and we're cooking along windy roads and the scenery is so beautiful and I'm trying to take it all in and I think I might be lost and I almost don't care I'm having so much fun until I almost ride off the side of the mountain as a result of combining the sightseeing and unawares speed. Whoa........ easy my boy, let's try and not fall off the mountain, eh?