Browsing: Snow

France
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At the turn, I told Eric it would be impossible to reach and totally covered in snow.

He gave me a half-smile. I knew we were going up.

French Alps
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Pré means meadow in French – so Col des Prés clumsily translated means “mountain pass of the meadows.”

Cycling
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Col de Solaison seems only to be there for the pleasure of tourists, and amateur climbing cyclists in particular.”


- Atlas des Cols des Alpes

Cycling
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I started to run into snow and ice on long stretches shaded from the sun. My tires were slipping and I considered turning around – but I promised myself I would descend the crazy parts by foot.

Cycling
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OK cycling season in the high (and medium) Alps is winding down for 2007. I awoke this morning to snow in Zermatt, the beautiful car-free swiss ski village below the Matterhorn – and had a terrible time renting a bike.