Winter Workouts


Happy winter. Cycling can be difficult when the snow arrives, although on a sunny, dry day – an open climb can be too much fun. I’ve been enjoying the season with a mix of cycling and skate cross-country skiing. For me, no sport gets my heart-rate as high and for as long as a session of skate skiing in the Alps.

Les Confins (near Col des Aravis)

So no new rides to report yet in 2019 but I’ve been successfully losing a little weight while having some cold weather fun. Frankly, I’ll do anything to avoid an indoor trainer. 🙂

Here are a few of my favourite cycling and XC skiing photos so far this year:

A few years ago I wrote this post: Fourteen Cycling Climbs with Great Skate-Skiing in Winter.

Cold, but more fun than being indoors.
Mont Blanc viewed from my home mountain: Mont Salève
Geneva is shivering below those clouds
Traversing top of Mont Salève on Mtb
Cross-Country Skate Skiing
Plateau Beauregard (above Col de la Croix Fry)
Les Confins
Just below Col de la Ramaz
Plateau des Glières

The best part of winter cycling? Making new friends:


Happiest while cycling uphill.


    • Thanks. None of these are drone photos. Mostly just my camera on a mini tripod and a timer -I set the timer and ride into frame. The pics without me are just taken by me standing somewhere.

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