I consider this site a photoblog more than anything else. Anyone that rides with me has learned to tolerate frequent stops for photos (and for me to catch my breath).
I just couldn’t resist.
While skiing at Le Grand Bornand a few days ago, I kept looking towards Col de la Colombière and wondering if I could reach the top with a bike – without waiting until June for the road to open.
The climb to Col des Gliéres is one of a very few big climbs that I think is actually better (more fun!) in the winter.
I am trying to get myself motivated for climbing in the cold. Actually, the climbing is fun. It’s the descents that can be awful.
A fairly huge mountain bike ride, Col hunting in the beautiful Vallée Verte – south of Lake Geneva.
Col de Crozet is in the middle of a tiny ski station in the Jura mountains above Geneva.
This is a fantastic climb high above Lake Annecy – worth re-doing on a clear sunny day as views everywhere.
Wow are my legs tired.
I have completed my main 2008 Challenge to cycle 160,000 metres of vertical ascent (or one foot for every minute of the year). There is no doubt that my silly challenges have kept me motivated.