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Old 09-01-2008, 06:08 AM   #1
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France: A 1200GS trip to Nice following the river Var

I did a little trip this week end to visit some friends.
But as the weather was fantastic and as I didn't wish to take the highway, I took a little shortcut of mine
And I drew my path following the river Var from its point of origin till its end.
Here is a map

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:09 AM   #2
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Where are the pics ?

Good to see a report from you mate
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:16 AM   #3
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Where are the pics ?
... on their way.... still uploading them... but this damned system started from the last one to the first... So I have to wait for the whole process to end....
okay, okay, I'm left handed.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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I didn't take much pictures of my area...
I know it too well so I don't think about stopping for a pict....
So my first stop was in the village of Gordes, north west of Cavaillon.
Very nice place. I knew the place already, my sis rent a house for summer holidays.

Gordes

Gordes, the valley and the mountain of Lubéron
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:28 AM   #5
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Then I did a pilgrimage -sort-of- to the mountain Le mont Ventoux and to the village of Sault.

Why a pilgrimage ? hum.... in 1992, I was in the army here like a lot of other poor guys watching the french nuke missiles.......

The Ventoux is the white mountain in the background

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:31 AM   #6
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I blame myself as I was so amazed by what I saw that I forgot to take picture till my lunch stop at Sisteron.... bugger.


Sisteron and la citadelle
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:32 AM   #7
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Then on my way to the dam of Serre ponçon

Alone in a middle of nowhere. bloody great !

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:38 AM   #8
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Then while I was climbing the mountain near the lake, I saw a lot of paragliders.
Need to be seen more closer...
So I went to Saint Vincent Les Forts.








Do you see where I parked the bike ?
Guess what it was ?

bugger. this was the land area !!!

Would you mind moving your bike as quickly as possible, please ?


oops..... yes, of course !
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #9
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okay, better here


Ever saw the face of a stupid happy biker ?
Here's one for your appreciation
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:46 AM   #10
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As the time passed by and I was supposed to be in Nice in the evening and I still have some kilometers to do......
I moved on towards Barcelonette.
Then I turned left versus Le Col d'Allos and le Col de la Cayolle.
When I was thinking about my way, I thought maybe the col d'allos could be great but at some point I decided against it.
I think it was a good decision.
When I left the road to Barcelonette and took the one to the cols, I noticed a lot a groups of bikers coming down the col d'Allos....
not my cup of tea to ride with 10 bikers riding sporters.....
So I took the road to the col de la Cayolle:





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Old 09-01-2008, 06:48 AM   #11
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know what ? I was in heaven !!

I have some movies of the trip and the remaining. Let me upload them and I'll be back to you.

/thierry
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:05 AM   #13
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Here, I'm at the top. I just turn around to see my surroundings.
Then I said something but as it was windy, I'm unable to understand.
Was something stupid certainly so we miss nothing
And When I'm pointing a direction, I'm saying the sea is in that direction....
So I should see the river Var soon

funny thing is the guy at the beginning of the movie coming towards my bike. looks like he only stopped to have a look at the ohlins shock
those bikers are mad !
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:11 AM   #14
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So I went down....
But where is the river ?
It supposed to start here......
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #15
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I just stopped when I had a clear view of the valley.



Notice the pond ? guess what it is
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