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Title: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: kejago on October 13, 2008, 11:28:24 am
A misty Sunday ride...
 
There is usually a view here. You will have to use your imagination and imagine rolling hills, with some mountains, and the Mont Blanc in the background. This photo was tacken on the road right outside my house.
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392278608_DuH9z-XL.jpg)


I live on this hill, just over on the other side. The little French country roads that I love to explore...
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392303632_UWgPk-L.jpg)


Today I will not follow the little farm road... maybe next time. It is hunting season here currently, and venturing into the woods might be a health hazard. Especially after all the Pastis these "hunters" like to enjoy.
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392285377_RwDBA-L.jpg)


Instead, I head around the misty "Vuache" mountain, direction Switzerland to meet up with a friend who lives just accross the border. Visibility keeps dropping, and soon it feels like I am riding through light rain. Automn mist.
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392292410_Kn9JC-L.jpg)


Fruit trees are going to loose all their leaves soon...
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392302084_Da66W-L.jpg)


Headed up into the Jura mountains between Switzerland and France. There were not too many places to stop on this road, but when the sun broke through the mist, the colours were really neat.
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392349421_mXske-L.jpg)
 
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392340343_fo5Uy-XL.jpg)


Heading down towards Geneva... soon these trees will change colour too...
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392373368_YCdEE-L.jpg)


and look more like this:
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392370008_FRSQC-L.jpg)
 
(http://kejago.smugmug.com/photos/392356935_qWhgD-L.jpg)

Unfortunately the "colours" season only lasts a few weeks. Maybe the weather will be favourible for another Sunday ride to enjoy the automn colours...
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Misty on October 13, 2008, 11:33:58 am
It may have been misty but it's still oh so beautiful!!!  ;)

WOW kejago - stunning - love those trees and the colours! What a great place you live in! Glad you had a good ride in the mist...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Malibu on October 13, 2008, 11:59:21 am
How magnificent!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 13, 2008, 12:15:18 pm
Fantastic! but I'm looking forward to your snow pics!
Are you?
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Lourens ツ on October 13, 2008, 12:17:51 pm
Beautiful photos!
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Doringboom on October 13, 2008, 12:48:12 pm
Very beautiful indeed :thumleft: Thank you.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Aquatic on October 13, 2008, 01:03:53 pm
WOW!
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: kejago on October 13, 2008, 01:31:45 pm
Fantastic! but I'm looking forward to your snow pics!
Are you?

There was snow up on the pass in the pics last week... a few warmer days melted it. Not to worry... there will be snow soon. :geek:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Splash on October 13, 2008, 02:21:03 pm
Makes a change from the dry highveld - great pictures.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Ama ride ride on October 13, 2008, 02:29:12 pm
 :thumleft:

I love RR from overseas members as there is a 99% change that I will nver get there.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Goose on October 13, 2008, 06:34:27 pm
K - you are just such a "Dog" to tease us so!!!

Stunning, stunning matey..................................... soooooon  :mwink:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: ratrap on October 13, 2008, 07:12:36 pm
Verrry pretty!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Fugly on October 13, 2008, 07:19:29 pm
Not fair, I also want to see those trees and countryside! Guess I'll have to settle for the dirt, heat, mud and sand  :'(
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Trailrider on October 13, 2008, 10:09:01 pm
Sheez you have a cool bike!

Great scenery too ;D
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Extreme Velcro on October 14, 2008, 07:40:10 am
I swear you do this just to tease me.  May be over there next May with de family - visit?
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: kejago on October 14, 2008, 10:26:12 am
I swear you do this just to tease me.  May be over there next May with de family - visit?

:thumleft: As long as Mark stays away from my bike!  :patch: I'll make sure there is some good red in the cave for when you do come.  :deal:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: kejago on October 14, 2008, 10:27:35 am
By "de family", I hope you mean just Mark, and not the whole menadgery!  :peepwall: I just got an itsy bitsy teeny tiny house.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: kejago on October 14, 2008, 10:29:31 am
Thanks for all the encouraging replies guys. Much appreciated. :thumright:
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Mark Hardy on October 15, 2008, 06:35:13 am
I swear you do this just to tease me.  May be over there next May with de family - visit?

:thumleft: As long as Mark stays away from my bike!  :patch: I'll make sure there is some good red in the cave for when you do come.  :deal:

Can I have just one quick ride into the country please, promise to be back by sundown.. >:D >:D

Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Colyn on October 15, 2008, 07:41:20 am
Lovely shots ... thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Plore on October 15, 2008, 07:56:43 am
Fantastic
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: BlueBull2007 on October 16, 2008, 05:50:08 am
Very nice, dont get to see many shots of autumn in France.

How far was the ride?
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: kejago on October 16, 2008, 09:05:21 am
How far was the ride?

About 150km.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: Maverick on November 04, 2008, 03:30:49 pm
Th autumn colours are really stunning. Somehow I manage to miss it every year with my camera  :eek7: Maybe this weekend will give it a good bash in getting some nice shots.
Title: Re: A misty Sunday ride in the Jura mountains between France and Switzerland...
Post by: rubiblue on November 04, 2008, 03:50:11 pm
nice colour scheme from Nature, pics are unbelievable!

Thanks  :thumleft: