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French Alps
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The 2008 Dauphiné Libéré Gets Steep!

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!

Cycling
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The Great Cycle Chat Jersey Relay

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.

Cycling
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In Search of Snow

I decided to rest my tired cycling legs today and hike up Le Saleve with Doreen.

All the great hairpins from Friday’s ride were now surrounded by snow.

Cycling
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A Monster of a Climb?

A great ride up the mountain behind my house.

How imposing is le Saleve? It was mentioned in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:

I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve