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Gale force winds last night have tilted a tree in my backyard. I awoke and it was pouring, but I really felt like riding.

The hourly weather forecast predicted two hours without rain, so I put on my cycling gear.

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Enjoyable, local ride with Doreen on quiet roads and trails, she was pretty brave on a couple of very steep stretches.

We haven’t ridden that much together recently, as she’s been running a lot, and I have been chasing climbs, so this was a fun change.

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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.

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At about 1,250 meters (4200 feet) the paved road ended and I ran into snow. I wasn’t sure where the actual Col was and I hate to climb a Col and not find the sign at the top

So I decided to continue climbing the gravel path through the snow.

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This is another beautiful deserted road built it seems just for cyclists. It’s extremely steep with a 5 km stretch averaging 10.5% and one full kilometre averaging 12%.

But it’s a pleasure winding up through the quiet woods with periodic views of the Alps in the distance.

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A great ride up the mountain behind my house.

How imposing is le Saleve? It was mentioned in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:



I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve

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For over a thousand years Pilgrims from all over Europe have been following the various trails of the Chemin de St Jacques. Near me it’s also a great mountain bike route.

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