Mountain Math: One Medium climb + One Medium Climb = One Big Climb
This photo of the Alps in the distance gives a pretty good idea of what I mean when I say “getting above the clouds.”
At about 1,250 meters (4200 feet) the paved road ended and I ran into snow. I wasn’t sure where the actual Col was and I hate to climb a Col and not find the sign at the top
So I decided to continue climbing the gravel path through the snow.
I knew the top was just about at the current snow line, so wearing four layers and with a balaclava for the descent I set off.
COLD! I am really pushing this late season climbing thing. But I had plenty of layers and my balaclava. So the descent wasn’t too horrible. Another great Jura mountain climb route without seeing a single car.
Every year local cyclists shake their heads at cowardly Tour de France organizers that run the Tour right by this Jura giant, but refuse to climb it. It’s just too steep!
Another beautiful day. The Fall colors are out in full force. Barry and I rode from Switzerland into France to the Juras near Thoiry up a quiet road to Le Tiocan – a scenic lookout point overlooking Geneva and the Lake.
Today’s 60 kilometre loop was one of those beautiful “road to nowhere” rides in the…