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.

I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.

Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.

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