After looking at the barren white top of the Mont Ventoux for weeks from all directions (a week in Menerbes, a week on the other side in Buis les Barronies and then another week in the Luberon mountains), we finally did it yesterday!! Started from Bedoin, like the Tour de France-ers, and huffed and puffed our way up to the 1909 m high peak. Really cool to do, the mistral wind was making it a bit harder the last 6 km but very worthwhile. It feels like cycle-capital of the world here, full of cyclists and cycle-shops.
Dan: 2 hours up and then 20 minutes down...you get up to 70 kph on the way down. Sneller!!!! :o)
Hope spring has arrived at home!