Above the Clouds

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Atop Mont Salève

Winter is here. The mountains are covered in snow. The highest cols are closed. It’s cold outside even down low. But I love this time of year on a bike. Starting now, there is often low cloud cover. It’s dark, dank, foggy. Depressing. But cycle high enough and one can get above the clouds. Glorious.

The above photo and the next six are all from the same ride up and across my home mountain: Mont Salève:

Here are 5 road bike up Mont Salève. And here are some mountain bike routes.

Vue des Alpes above Croissette. Mont Blanc in distance.

Mont Blanc

Getting above the clouds

Lake Annecy below clouds in distance

La Thuile. Geneva below clouds behind me

Highest peaks in Jura mountains in distance. Geneva below.

3D video of ride (I think my camera forgot DST, so non-drone pics badly synched).

I haven’t posted a ride in a while, but I’ve been doing plenty of cycling. Mainly mountain-biking from home: Mont Salève, Mont Sion, and lots of nice local unpaved roads/trails. A few photos:

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