Le Salève in the COLD


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.

So just a ride up and down the Salève taking the super steep route via Le Coin.

Below: Up top, sadly the clouds blocked the Alps.

Top of Saleve

Below: We watched the Dauphiné Libéré on this hairpin in June.

Le Salève

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  1. Keep up the spirits Will. I’m trying to get myself ready for the Geneva Escalade by getting out running in Boston. Cycle with you soon again.

  2. I can imagine that the downhill would be the tricky part. As long as you are climbing your body produces heat. I remember descending Mt Buffalo (Victoria) in the Tour of Bright three years ago. I had send all my warm gear ahead in the car but I was still shaking and shivering and hardly able to hold onto the handlebars coming down the 18 km descend.

    I heard you sport some rock-hard abs and also have a trophy wife to cheer you on? 🙂 Sprocketboy mentioned something while answering your question regarding the abdominal muscles being needed for improved cycling but cycling not improving abs in reverse…

    So the question is: Where you just fishing for compliments? Should Sprocketboy be right? 🙂

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