It’s 2009 and time for my 5th annual challenge!
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.