Pouilly to Semur: Rainy but good - Burgundy Buzz - CycleBlaze

May 23, 2022

Pouilly to Semur: Rainy but good

Dramatic thunder and lightning during the night bode nothing good for the ride to Semur. It wasn't to be a long ride but it doesn't take long to get soaked, either. At breakfast we debated our alternatives: stay another day in Pouilly, wait until the weather report promised a dry window (if only the various weather apps would agree when), or take our chances and ride, ride together or each to his own taste? Our room in the hotel wasn't a place I felt like spending a rainy day and Pouilly itself wasn't too exciting. Janos and I took the fatalistic approach and decided to just get on our bikes and go. Rachael, Scott and Susan wanted to wait for the dry window.

I had a route planned that left the canal after a short distance and went through villages and undulating farmland that I hoped was going to be scenic even on a grey day. 

We had lovely small lanes where we encountered no cars
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It didn't rain constantly and it never really poured, but it was good to have our rain gear on.
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Steve Miller/GrampiesDodie always says "It's only water. You are not the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz, you will not melt. Put on your rain gear and a smile and all will be well"
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6 months ago
Many traditional houses in stone
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White cows as bright spots in the pastures and interesting clouds
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Do I see a patch of blue? Not for long.
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Scott AndersonWonderful shot.
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6 months ago
Keith AdamsTo Scott AndersonWhat he said! That's an interesting and uncommon angle.
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6 months ago
ann and steve maher-wearyYes I love the shot too!
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6 months ago
Another chateau
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Colors and textures
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Bicycle portrait - again my pictures are not in the order taken. This was at the beginning of the ride along the canal.
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ann and steve maher-wearyI like this one too with the pop if red on a darker day.
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6 months ago
Rolling hills and a painterly sky
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ann and steve maher-wearyOh another great photo! You have the eye !
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6 months ago
The road to ourselves
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The rural roads would most likely soon be overgrown without maintenance.
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Cows, a fence and a cyclist
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Susan CarpenterGreat shot - I love how half the cows are watching Janos while the three on the right are fixated on you.
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6 months ago
More good riding with views
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Panorama
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Zooming in
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Vista under a dark sky
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Yes, we got wet towards the end, but sometimes I like the challenge of putting on my rain jacket and braving the elements. Like with a difficult climb, you have a great feeling of accomplishment when you make it. And as I already mentioned, it never really poured and it wasn't cold either.

Susan, Rachael and Scott arrived on a shorter route about the same time we did, all of us satisfied with the road taken.

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Today's ride: 41 km (25 miles)
Total: 151 km (94 miles)

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Jacquie GaudetBeautiful photos! But Janos needs a more photogenic rain jacket.
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6 months ago
Kathleen JonesOh your photos, Suzanne. I so look forward to seeing the road through your eyes. And how do we never tire of seeing a bike in a scene?
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6 months ago
Rachael AndersonYou sure got a lot of great photos for a rainy day!
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