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... cloud with dropping temperatures.
He took a glance to the heavens and shook his head, No No!, not today, come back tomorrow!
We took a drive up the road. It was basically free of cyclists bar a few crazy souls, one guy was trying to descend and basically slowing to a stop at the hairpins, to avoid sliding out. The poor bugger had 21 hairpins to deal with to make the bottom unscathed.
At the summit we visited the bike shop and the owner (a pommie) told us ...
... kicked up again towards the end. Connie stayed just ahead of me all the way to the top taking lots of pics. To be honest, I didn't find this climb as difficult as either Madeleine or Galibier, mostly because their distance made them more relentless. At the top was a rather large ski village and there were a number of places that were selling cycling gear. Most of the rest of the village like hotels and restaurants were closed up. ...
We left Valloire and headed towards Les Deux Alpes, we had been warned of a cycle event going on from Valloire and as the site didn't mind what time we left we thought we would hold off as late as possible to leave and hopefully let the bike event finish, we only had 45 miles to do so it made sense!
We left site just after 3pm, within ...
... were contemplating their next play. A few others arrived and did the same. Unfortunately they didn't have a support vehicle and were forced to wait it out and make the precarious decent as slowly as possible.
Not far down from Galibier the rain stopped and it only took us about 20 minutes to reach the town of La Grave where we would be spending the next couple of nights. While a fairly large village, its primarily a skiing town and most of ...
... in and having a shower, I updated some people back home on where I was.
"You're staying at a random guy's place that you met in Berlin for three days?"
I guess on paper it doesn't look so good. Sorry mom.
But I was fine and trusting, and apparently so was he because he let a strange American girl into his apartment. I sat around and relaxed, regaining energy from the long morning commute. I went outside on the balcony and played ...
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