Winter is here
Any second now Col du Galibier will be closed for 7 or 8 months.
At 1844 metres, Col de Pierre Carrée just above Flaine ski station is the highest road I know in the area that is cleared virtually all year.
I brought along a domestique to make a little video of today’s fantastic climb.
OK, we are pushing it a bit. This is a great summer cycling climb.
There is a currently a lot of snow around. So it’s either stay on ploughed roads or brave the powder.
I hate riding indoors. But this week I logged 240 kilometers on the indoor trainer,…
It had never occurred to me that the legendary Joux Plane might be rideable in winter.
How does a 32 kilometres bike ride take over 5 hours? Ice, Ice, more ice, snow, hiking, etc.
I just couldn’t resist.
While skiing at Le Grand Bornand a few days ago, I kept looking towards Col de la Colombière and wondering if I could reach the top with a bike – without waiting until June for the road to open.