There is a currently a lot of snow around. So it’s either stay on ploughed roads or brave the powder.
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Col de la Colombiere is the closest “famous” climb to me – just over 30 minute drive away. It was in the Tour last year and I will be cycling it again with a couple of friends on July 17th, in this year’s Tour de France. Strangely, at the bottom it was signed as CLOSED [...]
After two good climbs on the weekend, I took tired legs up the difficult but great Col de la Colombiere. This is probably the closest famous climb, only about 30 minutes away from home See below: The last three kilometres are brutal along a thin ledge up to a nice restaurant (bacon Omelette!!). [...]
It’s been cold and threatening for several days. So if I wanted to ride I was going to have to brave it. The Col de Solaison is only 35 kms from home – near the more famous Col de la Colombiere. My French Cycling Climbs book says: "…. Col de la Colombiere links Cluses and [...]
52.7 kms Flaine (France) is one of our two favourite ski stations and is only about 45 minutes away. Thus, I know the road very well. It had always seemed a bit intimidating driving the route especially right from the bottom, but since I knew it was easier than Mont du Chat, now seemed a [...]