March 4, 2007 - 5.0
Enjoy the photos - I took part of the bicycle Tour de France route on a Yamaha TW125 we normally hire out. This road is a gas to ride on anything with gears and 2 wheels! The first part of the ride actually follows the tour de france route - thereafter you have a selection of ski resort access roads and forestry tracks to follow.
The bit of the road that follows the Tour de France section is great fun to ride - on the TW125 I was howling with laughter it was so much fun - the bike does 100KM an hour easily - which is enough for our national roads. and is more than bike enough for the roads I was riding on. But a bit tricky uphill. The D925 cuts off from the N125 which is the main drag between Montrejau and Vielha in Spain.
The D925 is mirror smooth - very curvy - I passed quite a few other local riders out for a sunday afternoon run. The bike is 125 cc - which means you have to get the gear changes right - but is a lot of fun. Having got to Mauleon Barousse - I decided to skip the rest of the trip to Sost - which is equally good and head up some forestery tracks.
The going was good - gravel, stone very little mud very scenic views as usual. Lovely day. Bike behaved really well and will through over anything in dry conditions. However - down to the bottom right is the point at which you travel no further
The best of all was the trip back which was all downhill - at this point the small engine ceases to be a factor at all - and the little motorcycle is like a mini supermoto - so good in fact it's as quick as any oher bike in the road.
I've ridden it on other bikes too - never fails to amuse - so when you hit the traffic lights on the route to Vielha - follow the N125 and pick this one up - you will eventually get back to the main road at St Beat - if you want to head up to the mountains - give me a hollar - contact details on www.missionmotos.biz