A simple plan: Cycle up the steep, beautiful Jura road to Col de Combe Blanche (aka: Col de la Vattay or Col de Puthod) then descend to Nyon to watch the Swiss National Road Race.
The climb was in France, but the descent was in Switzerland as we crossed the border up high at La Grande Grand.
For a change of pace, here’s a helmet cam video of some of the descent from La Baudichonne. To keep it interesting (and MUCH faster), I put the camera on Eric. 😉
After descending, we met Katy and Martin in Nyon to watch the race. 180 kms, 11 laps. We had a quick wander around beautiful Nyon, a stop for the necessary beers to energize my legs, then returned to see the inevitable win by Fabian Cancellara.
Will, Some very impressive decending indeed. Kudos to Eric. Looks like great bravery. I would love to see more from the Helmet Cam. Pete
Awesome roller coaster… great ride… I have to go rest my head for a couple of minutes now.
Looks like a great ride. And how did you managed to elbow everyone out of the way to get that excellent finish line picture of Fabu?
My goodness, I hate to think how much climbing you had to do to earn that descent!
Eric, I’m impressed with your control — you seemed to have no issue stopping for those 2 rat dogs!!
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