Two superb and challenging cycling climbs above Beaufort on a perfect day.
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Col du Galibier – one of the highest and most famous climbs in France.
Doreen has cycled up Alpe d’Huez, Ventoux, Galibier, etc. But she had never, ever cycled a century. At least not until today.
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.
That’s Doreen, my wife, running the Berne Grand Prix.
It’s called “The most beautiful 10 miles in the world!”
I decided to rest my tired cycling legs today and hike up Le Saleve with Doreen.
All the great hairpins from Friday’s ride were now surrounded by snow.
This photo of the Alps in the distance gives a pretty good idea of what I mean when I say “getting above the clouds.”
Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to everyone.
I’d like to think I may have taught Martin some great Swiss cycling routes and also introduced him to the challenges of cycling uphill.
But there is no doubt that he has taught me the most important aspect to my cycling routine: The post ride meal / beer session.
Enjoyable, local ride with Doreen on quiet roads and trails, she was pretty brave on a couple of very steep stretches.
We haven’t ridden that much together recently, as she’s been running a lot, and I have been chasing climbs, so this was a fun change.