Today the Dauphinée climbed the Salève, the super steep climb behind my house.
I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.
Yes, the Dauphinée will climb Le Salève up the super steep route from Collonge-Sous-Salève just behind my house.
It is rated category one but features 4 kilometres averaging 12% – with a full kilometre averaging 13%. This is steep!
This morning it was raining, very windy, and cold. So I sat by the phone waiting for Keith to cancel.
But he is Scottish not Australian, so canceling never crossed his mind.
Unfortunately the snow was very soft up high and almost impossible to ride on.
So I ended up pushing for several kilometres. Nice hike though. 🙂
I decided to rest my tired cycling legs today and hike up Le Saleve with Doreen.
All the great hairpins from Friday’s ride were now surrounded by snow.
A great ride up the mountain behind my house.
How imposing is le Saleve? It was mentioned in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
” I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve “