Featured Touring A Trip To The Vosges

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  1. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    On that note - on the advice of @Hubaxe Hubert I got these... they're delicious!
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    We started off early, and headed for the Col de la Schlucht. Beautiful scenery en route, and we stopped at the "Roche de diable" (Devils rock).
    Interesting, and great views. 20220528_110029.jpg 20220528_105953.jpg 20220528_105857.jpg
    We then went on to the village of Eguisheim, next to the town of Colmar. Very pretty!
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    You can tell from the buildings the area has been German for some time in the past.
    It was then time for lunch! An excellent beef burger with goats cheese... :yum
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    On our return we took the wee dog out to a local park for some r&r.
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    It's a dogs life! :laughing:
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    #64 Vulpes, May 28, 2022
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    Today's route. Approximately 130 miles, some of them quite challenging. I'm very proud of Jefta, who throughout the week has got more fluent and brave in riding. She's on a steep learning curve, and doing really well!
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    Today's Col:
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  5. Bikerman

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    Beautiful pictures, looks like you're having a great time. y115.gif y115.gif
     
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  6. Sandi T

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    What a wonderful day, @Vulpes! For you and Jefta...and for your pooch! ;):joy::heart: I'm so glad that Jefta is doing so well. You must be very proud of her and happy for her. And she should be proud of herself! Hearing of her progress reminds me of my v-e-r-y steep learning curve when I first began riding. Please tell her (again) "WAY TO GO"! I'd love to meet her and give her a big hug and tell her that myself. Looks like you are having a fantastic trip! :grinning:
     
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    We had our last ride of the trip on Sunday morning, again no views :laughing:.
    A bit chilly, but dry roads.

    Us shivering at the summit of the Ballon d’Alsace.
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    Some images from the cams.
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    Bikes loaded up for the return journey.
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    Now safe back home.
     
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    What a terrific few days you have both had:grinning:
    Well done to Jefta on a massive step in her riding career. She must be buzzing :blush:
     
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    #69 Vulpes, May 31, 2022
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    It was brilliant mate! And you're right - Jefta has taken massive strides in her riding. She's learnt a lot, and is indeed, like you said, buzzing! I reckon @Mrs Visor would have enjoyed it here!
     
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    Cheers Steve, it was great fun. We'll definitely do this again!
     
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    Welcome back home, @Vulpes! So glad you and Jefta had a great trip. I’m sure her confidence has ratcheted up multiple notches. Even though we’ve not met (yet?!), please tell her I’m proud of her as a “fellow“ woman rider!
     
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    Cheers Sandi! The compliments are much appreciated!
     
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    Reminiscing just now - @Hubaxe Hubert, excellent suggestion!
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    @Vulpes: Welcome back home! Great impressions and reports of your tour!!!
     
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    Cheers mate! It was a great trip!
     
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    #78 Vulpes, Jun 12, 2022
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    His recommendations were both cheese and wine - spot on! :yum We had a white Alsace with this...
     
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    I am very late catching up with this, but it looks amazing and Mrs V looks as if she had a blast!!!
     
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    She had a blast - learnt a lot, and as you can imagine pretty mentally tired at first. It was great fun being out together though, as you'll know!
     
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