Don’t worry, yes, I’ve been on the bike recently.
The high Alps passes won’t open for another 6 or 7 months (!) and the snow has now even arrived down low.
But winter doesn’t mean that one can’t continue to cycle uphill.
It had never occurred to me that the legendary Joux Plane might be rideable in winter.
How does a 32 kilometres bike ride take over 5 hours? Ice, Ice, more ice, snow, hiking, etc.