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... has there moment of not feeling good. It was my turn to suffer a little on the bike. I probably went a little too deep the day before when I attacked up the hill and didn't recover well that afternoon. I should have know better but it was fun attacking on the last climb. Now it was hot and there was no support van to get water and no choice but to continue on. Ray and Rich hung with me and we finally reached the tents.
Thompson had another great area set up. ...
... for our ice bath but it was late and we still needed to have our evening meeting and eat dinner. Each night we would meet for about 15-20 minutes. Peter Thompson, the owner of the tour group, would review the next day’s itinerary and review the climbs for the following day. When discussing climbs Peter often refers to a climb as, “a wee bump” (said in a thick Scottish accent). We have learned that what Peter thinks is a “wee bump” usually means at ...
... He didn’t speak English, only French. The spare tube that he had was also leaking so we gave him our tube and CO2. We figured being helpful to a fellow cyclist would bless us with good riding legs.
This route is one of the most famous, and most difficult, climbs in this region. There were hundreds of cyclists going up/down this route the entire day. Fortunately the cars were very patient as we all battled the climb. Once we cleared the trees and ...
... The day was only ½ done so back on the
bike we climbed. During this ride the weather was clear, sunny and very hot for
the Alps. Avg temperatures were in the low 90s. Thankfully the humidity was
low. It was much better than riding in Austin in July and August. I tried to
stay focused on drinking and eating a lot throughout the day.
Our next climb, the Col des Aravia was short, only a few
miles, with an average incline of 3%. Our joke was that 3% ...
... Les Bains....devour the lot on the drive down.
Anyway, I got to the start line on time - dead straight forward, I found my group easily Unfortunately Chris and I were in different start groups I was in group 3 and Chris was in group 12 with a 1hr start difference. A beautiful warm morning, no sign of any clouds or rain....that's better than last year.
They let my group go at 7:30am, off we go, 3kms down the ...