Hotel Le Mottaret
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... is encouraging each other and just focused on riding your own pace up these climbs. I have been very impressed with some of the riders. People you would never guess could ride a bike up a mountain turn out to be very strong. It was been fun conquering this week and getting to know people from all over the country.
As the heat continued to increase I really began struggling. We had about 4 miles left and I was definitely ready to be done for the day. On a trip like ...
... 7 peaks. You could see how tired the riders were as they rounded the corner.
After the race was complete we changed back into our cycling outfits and began the winding decent down Lacets de Montvernier. It was fairly crowded but the flow of traffic was continual. I am glad we were able to at least go down this road to catch some great scenery.
We re-grouped after the ride, packed up the vans and headed back to the hotel. We were going to try to go down to ...
... realized all the Thompson vans and riders had left. We high-tailed it down the hill. There was a small climb to make from the bottom of the Galibier to the top of Telegraphe. Rich was worried that the vans would leave the town where we were all to reconvene. He dropped us on the climb. I figured we would catch him on the long decent down the Telegraph but Ray and I were stuck behind a camper and a car for quite some time. The camper finally pulled over and let the car ...
I awoke today feeling a little stiff but overall pretty
good. After a big breakfast we got ready for a long day on the bike. Today’s
ride was going to cover 64 miles and 7,900 feet of climbing. The main Cols we
were going over today included the Col de L’Epine, the famous Col de la
Croix-Fry, the Col des Aravia and the Col de la Forclaz.
Our ride started off with a nice easy warm-up on a bike path
near the river. Then we arrived at the ...
Up early this morning, truth is I woke at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep. I need to be down at St Jean du Maurienne for the start of the Etape by 6:45am and I have a 30min drive to get there from my base at Valmeinier.
Here's the breakfast plan, make a cup of coffee tip it into a drink bottle, grab some eats for breakfast (madeleines, banana, drinking yogurt plus 2 stale "pain au chocolates" I pinched from the hotel ...