You know it’s a difficult loop when Col de Joux Plane is the easy climb.
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Surprisingly, when the winter weather isn’t too crazy, the road is open on the famous side.
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.
It had never occurred to me that the legendary Joux Plane might be rideable in winter.
Over 140 kilometres with about 3,400 metres climb (+11,000 feet) in a heat wave.
Here is stage one of the upcoming July 2008 Lost Boys Tour d’Enfer. A trip organized by my friend Leslie that will include people from the USA, Canada, France, Turkey, Germany, and Switzerland.
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