I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.
It’s been gray and wet for 2 weeks now. So nothing to do but get outside and ignore the weather.
I took the super steep way up from Collonges – for the first time on a road bike. Previously I have used my hybrid for extra gearing. But the legs felt pretty good and I was able to keep the cadence up on the 4km stretch that averages 12%. Up top it was like winter! I did a quick inspection – see video – I am out of breath (!)- of my recent crash site.
I then nipped up to the high point at 1300 metres, descending the back side looping back via Cruseilles and back over the shoulder of the mountain through St Blaise.
I felt better today than I have in a long time.