I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.
The Cyclotour du Léman has several thousand people cycling around Lake Geneva.
There is also a mountain route through the Juras (only about 160 people) and since I circled the lake last year, this year I chose “La Montagnarde.”
A CHALLENGE to Martin, Barry, Eric (and anyone else):
Come join me on June 29th for La Grand Bo cyclosportif from Le Grand-Bornand.
Famous for the eponymous cheese, Beaufort is one of the best bases for fabulous climbs in the north French Alps.
First, let me be clear, I am fine (although you’ll notice that my sunglasses weren’t as lucky). The Doctor said that it’s OK for people to now mock me.
Martin was looking a LOT sexier than usual on today’s ride. More specifically, his new Pinarello Prince is hot!
But don’t tell Janet.
The plan was to cycle up Col de la Joux Verte.
I knew the road was still closed, but it’s been so warm we thought with mountain bikes that we’d be OK.
High above Lake Annecy – It’s a magnificent and tough climb – and frankly today I suffered near the top.
I am not yet fit or light enough for the July Tour d’Enfer. But at least the injury seems almost OK.
Col de Pierre Carrée is a big climb and easily the highest pass in my vicinity that is currently clear of snow.