This is just a wonderful route. All the roads are well surfaced, deserted, scenic, and often uphill. Although, I need to write to the local mayors to install some missing Col signs.
An early easter ride with Eric and the wives.
My three faithful companions wanted to help me with my 100 Col challenge – and today’s route included five (see map)!
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.
Today the Dauphinée climbed the Salève, the super steep climb behind my house.
I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.
Yes, the Dauphinée will climb Le Salève up the super steep route from Collonge-Sous-Salève just behind my house.
It is rated category one but features 4 kilometres averaging 12% – with a full kilometre averaging 13%. This is steep!
This morning it was raining, very windy, and cold. So I sat by the phone waiting for Keith to cancel.
But he is Scottish not Australian, so canceling never crossed his mind.
Unfortunately the snow was very soft up high and almost impossible to ride on.
So I ended up pushing for several kilometres. Nice hike though.