What a day … the longest ride I’ve ever completed in probably the toughest conditions. Crosswinds , headwinds and torrential rain throughout made the ride hugely difficult even though there was only a peppering of climbs.
We spent 9 hours cycling through what has to be said was some very bland countryside until we entered the Champagne region, an area full of vineyards, thoughnot much enthusiasm to stop and admire the views due to the heavy rain.
A lot of riders (including me) in the group were starting to feel tired, with over 1000 km of riding already… the good news …. there is none !! Tomorrow same distance, into more headwinds so a ride of attrition appears to be on the cards.
All that said,the banter and chat in the groups is always good…and riders always willing to help other riders struggling.
Nit many highlights today, Charles de Gaulles cemetery ..?? Kind of sums up the day really.