Starting in Carpentras, gave us a real understanding of the toughness of the Mont Ventoux. From this direction it’s 25 miles uphill, the first 10 gradual and after that it’s relentless. All said and done, by the top we had a whopping 6000 ft. of climbing. For the people at home that know Jonestown mountain, the Ventoux is like stringing together 10 of those in a row!!!!!! Conquering the beast of the Provence gave us a special feeling. After a long decent we we headed back towards Gap, where we had to deal with our first showers and a bunch of traffic entering the city. Mission accomplished!!!!!!!