It had never occurred to me that the legendary Joux Plane might be rideable in winter.
How does a 32 kilometres bike ride take over 5 hours? Ice, Ice, more ice, snow, hiking, etc.
I have to cycle 100 Cols in 2009, so I thought I better get started.
Believe it or not, I have yet to go cycling in 2009. Don’t worry, I haven’t been too lazy.
I just couldn’t resist.
While skiing at Le Grand Bornand a few days ago, I kept looking towards Col de la Colombière and wondering if I could reach the top with a bike – without waiting until June for the road to open.
The climb to Col des Gliéres is one of a very few big climbs that I think is actually better (more fun!) in the winter.
I am trying to get myself motivated for climbing in the cold. Actually, the climbing is fun. It’s the descents that can be awful.
Col de Crozet is in the middle of a tiny ski station in the Jura mountains above Geneva.