At the base of Col de la Colombière, the quaint Savoie village of Le Grand Bornand will host a Tour de France stage for the 5th time in 2009 – the huge mountain stage 17.
Today, I was the camera-man while Doreen, Katy, Martin, Eric, and almost 30,000 (!) others ran the Geneva Escalade.
There is a well known “secret” among mountain lovers. During the endless, gray, depressing days this time of year – there is often plenty of sunshine if you just go high enough.
Doreen just gets better with age!
Today she ran the Geneva half marathon, shattering her time from two years ago.
Times have taken their toll on the once mighty Poseur team. You now only find them at the best coffee shops and bakeries, always riding easy and never taking the lead.
Year-to-date, I have cycled 91,377 metres (299,800 feet) of vertical ascent.
And despite way too much beer, I have lost some weight.
In May, Doreen and I spent three days cycling around Gstaad, Switzerland. Someone saw one of the photos and invited me to enter the PBS Nature – Television “Prince of the Alps” photo contest.
And the photo placed in the top 10 – sort of cool.
As May comes to an end, it’s pretty clear that achieving this year’s challenge will in fact be “challenging.”