As an anniversary gift, Doreen offered me car support on the hors categorie climb of my choice.
I am not used to being here without skis on. But I was plotting this challenging route last winter while slaloming (!?) the slopes at Flaine ski station.
Two superb and challenging cycling climbs above Beaufort on a perfect day.
I am not sure why it has taken me this long to cycle up to Signal de Bisanne. Perhaps fear!
A very cool feature of the Tour de l’Ain is that for three of the stages they run same-day amateur cyclosportives on the exact same route as the pros.
Today I saw more waterfalls, glaciers, hairpins, and tunnels than I have ever seen in a single day.
A beautiful loop through the Haut Juras – finishing with a superb climb through and above the Gorges du Flumens.
My St-Etienne friends Philippe and Xavier were in the neighbourhood and invited me to join them on a superb but challenging loop. Every climb was steep – including the famous Col de Joux Plane.
French Magazine Le Cycle currently has a special edition out, listing what it calls the 50 most beautiful routes in France. Eric and I decided to try one of their more mountainous suggestions.