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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 ...
... In the center of town we turned right, which began our 36 km (22 mile) climb to the top of the mighty Col de Galibier.
The first portion of the climb involves ascending the Col-de-Telegraphe. This climb is 7.3 miles at an avg incline of 7.3%. This was a beautiful climb. Tall pine trees offered a nice amount of shade surrounded us. Today was also much cooler than yesterday. On the way up Rich and I pulled over to help another cyclist that was changing a ...
... Epine, which was 4.2 miles long
with an avg % incline of 7.2%. Definitely a way to wake you up in the morning! From
here we did a medium length decent and began the long grind up the Col de la
Croix-Fer. The incline wasn’t too bad but it sure was long! It took us a good
60-90 minutes (with a few rest stops) to get to the top. From here there were
some amazing views of the surrounding mountains. We had a picnic lunch at the
top and took a good ...
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 ...