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French Alps
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Tour d’Enfer Day 8 – Doreen Climbs Bonette!

Woohooo, Doreen on her heavy Touring bike climbed Bonette (this photo made us laugh)!

Signed as the highest road in Europe (debatable), this is a huge and beautiful climb. Perfect weather and today I decided to work hard and felt fairly good considering it’s the 8th day.

Cycling
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2008 Challenge Update

Year-to-date, I have cycled 91,377 metres (299,800 feet) of vertical ascent.

And despite way too much beer, I have lost some weight.

French Alps
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Col du Grand Saint Bernard

This pass has been used for almost 3,000 years to cross the Alps. Julius Caesar crossed with an army in 57 BC. Today, along the route are signs with drawings commemorating Napolean’s crossing with 46,000 soldiers in 1800.

Cyclosportives
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La Marmotte 2008 – Success!

Along with “L’Etape du Tour” – it is probably the most famous – and one of the the most challenging – Cyclosportive in France.

174 kilometres (108 miles) and 5,000 metres vertical ascent (16,400 feet)!

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