Cycling through the misty pine of 15 Celsius weather could have been just like home in Vancouver. Were it not for the occasional interruption of the beautiful downhill decent through the forest by cars with French license plates, I would have forgotten.
Today we came from Planchez to Autun. We decided to skip the extra 2 days of riding to visit the Bibracte Museum of Celtic Civilization. It would also have meant tackling a 20% grade hill. Roman ruins and archeological digs I can save for Italy. We also encountered what looks like to be a former aqueduct in Autun and the Temple of Janus to get our fill in of roman ruins.
Ash kindly cooked dinner tonight while I cacooned in the sleeping bags to stay warm against the clammy cold and rain of the late afternoon. Tomorrow we ride towards Beaune. More wine and vineyards await.