Grand Hotel Sestriere
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For some reason I awoke very early this morning at 4:45 am. Since the French do not like AC I didn't sleep real well because it was way too hot in our room. On a positive note I found that the Internet works at an ok speed at 5 am so I was able to upload some pictures. This might have to be the new routine to share all these amazing pictures.
Today we were going to be leaving earlier to begin our ride. Rich and I headed to the restaurant a ...
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 ...
The organsiers said that over 15,000 riders had entered this year....I reckon there was 15,000 cars up that road.
Anyway, I got to La Toussuire, registered for the race at the Etape village and met up with Chris at the village entrance.
Just in side the entry was a 15m long banner with all the names of the entrants. As usual the village was full of bike gear exhibits and sales.
Found a ...
280 km Fuel €15.30 and €10 First part of the drive was through flatland Italy wasn't much to see but the second half was great, down the French rocky Alps into Monaco. One road was shut going over the Alps so had to take a detour. Walked down to the harbour in nice and saw some very expensive boats a had dinner at a French /American bar. £78.13 apogia ...
Day 32 Today we travel 297 km to the highest town in Europe (1326 meters) and Lois XIV deemed it a strategic town in France's defence against the Austrians. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian 231;on lois XIV commissioned Vauban to construct a fort to protect the citadel and also France from the Austrians. Vauban constructed a star shaped fort around the small city. The star shape being chosen because any attackers of the wall would be in crossfire from two ...