Last long ride of summer

It definitely feels autumnal today: strong northerly winds, and clouds skimming in over Vercors. My legs are feeling a bit autumnal too after a long ride yesterday.

So, a route to match the weather and my legs: heading south to Valdrôme, and back to St Nazaire via the cols de Rossas, du Fays,  des Roustants, la Vache, du Portail and des Guillens.

The wind certainly provided challenges on the 85-mile route (roadside vegetation giving good advance warning of gusts), but the choice of heading south was vindicated by the cloud-shrouded view of Vercors on the return to Die.

Maybe I am just starting to be able to read the weather here after all.

Today’s route:


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