My first ride of the year without snow: wow, heat wave. Philippe’s bike seemed fully loaded. Could there be beer for lunch?
As a pre middle-of-the-night ride we cycled this 76 kilometre route – primarily through the magnificent Les Gorges de la Nesque.
I like to consider myself a fairly good “Col Hunter.” But my friend Bastien is a true expert.
I had an absolute blast watching the Critérium du Dauphiné prologue in Grenoble today.
Bike route 1044069 – powered by Bikemap The afternoon before our 3am assault of Ventoux…
Le Cycle Magazine once called Mont du Chat perhaps the toughest (paved) climb in France. I think there are harder, but it’s fairly brutal.
I am now eligible to become a “member” of the Confrérie des Fêlés (brotherhood of the crackpots) du Grand Colombier.
The plan: Cycle as many Cols as possible and then watch Stage 4 of Paris-Nice.
The goal was to find some new Cols and quiet, scenic roads. Mission accomplished.