This was a total surprise to me. A great surprise. I had planned to cycle the fabulous but tough Col…

A close up view of cycling the amazing Lacets de Monvrenier. Hairpin Heaven. They will appear in the 2015 Tour de France stage 18. Photo, description, maps, etc.

It’s getting colder and the high Alps has fresh snow. With lots of lousy weather in the immediate forecast, my…

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Broadly speaking, the famous climbs of the Pyrénées can be split into two categories:
Old mountains routes & Purpose built roads up to newish ski stations.

Today’s ride was one of each type.