2014 “Cycling the Alps” Calendars

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Mont Blanc and a Parapenter

Busy doing your Christmas shopping? Looking for a 2014 alpine cycling calendar? Well look no further.

Here are two calendars with my favourite photos of 2013.

  1. Small size:.$9.99 (11″x17″) – To Order Click Here
  2. Large size:.$18.99 (13.5″x19″) – To Order Click Here

A few quick points:

  1. All photos were taken by me this year, 2013.
  2. I am making no money from this. The price is just what is charged by the printing company. Prices are lower than last year.
  3. I am not (even remotely) a professional photographer. All the photos are taken using a portable digital camera. But the quality of the photos has turned out well. This is just for fun.
  4. While there are cyclists (sometimes me) in a few photos, I have tried to pick photos that highlight the beauty of the climbs.
  5. I have chosen a printing web site that is inexpensive and has global delivery options – I used them last year and sold roughly a 100 – and people seemed quite satisfied . Orders are placed directly with them.

Each calendar includes the dates of major UCI pro cycling races. But don’t worry if this is no interest to you. It’s in small print and not for too many events.


Here are all photos included in the calendar:

See below the slide show for details on the location of each photo.

January: At Plaine-Joux above Sallanches at the take off point for the parapenters. Mont Blanc in background. Blog Post here.

February: The lovely chapel beside lac de Roselend, on the Route des Grandes Alpes below Cormet de Roselend. Blog Post here. Self portrait.

March: Above the amazing central Swiss (Grindelwald) climb to Grosse Scheidegg on an unpaved road to First. Blog Post here. Self portrait.

April: My friend Jens, just below Col des Aravis on a cold May day. Blog Post of same ride but in winter.

May: The amazing hairpins just below Col du Noyer in the French “Haute Alpes” region. Blog post here. Self portrait.

June: The Thunersee near Interlaken. Photo is of the great adventure photographer Dan Patitucci. He invited me for a ride and showed me a secret stair-case cut into the cliff for this great angle. Blog post here.

July: Off road, mountain biking high above Col du Joly, with Mont Blanc behind. Blog Post here. Self portrait.

August: Last hairpin on north side of Col du Galibier, this cyclotourist asked my if I had spare brake pads. Yikes, his heavy bike had 30+ kms of downhill! Blog Post here.

September: Another photo from above Grosse Scheidegg, perhaps one of the most beautiful places I have ever ridden. Blog Post here. Self portrait.

October: Col de la Croix Fry, my favourite winter ride. Blog post of Croix Fry but in winter. Photo of my friend Jens.

November: Car-free day on the highest paved PASS in Europe, Col de l’Iseran. Blog Post here. Photo is of my wife above the Col in the parking lot with summer skiing above right.

December: Photo of south side of Col de la Croix de Fer taken from near Col du Glandon. The road had just opened and the snow made for a great zebra-like background. Blog Post here.

Calendar Cover photo (last photo in slide show above): Col de la Croix (Swiss Vaudoise Alps above Aigle) was opened a month earlier than usual to allow the Tour de Romandie to use it. Fantastic environment. Blog Post here.

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Happiest while cycling uphill. More enthusiastic than talented, my 2014 Challenge is to cycle 50 great rides, slowly.

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