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... and then straight into the first climb Col du Chaussy. Within the first km I had a bloody flat....I reckon I scored the first puncture on this year's Etape.
Up and over the first climb and I knew I was going to have a tough day. There were still 3 big climbs left and already the sun was blazing and the temp rising. After 60kms we then hit the foot of Col du Glandon, the biggest and toughest climb of the day +20kms at ...
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 ...
Today we left the wonderful Refugio Bonatti. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed! We had a short day planned and wanted to be sure we didn't miss too much from the trail the day before after taking the bus. After a slow start to our day, we back tracked a few hours and enjoyed a hole without our packs! Not surprisingly, we found more wild flowers and mountains to capture in photos! Wild flowers make me smile! Breakfast ended at 7:30 am and the Refugio staff ...
... thank you for all your efforts - you are true champions, and we simply couldn't do it without you both!
Hmmm....as always, it's well after midnight, so ni-nies.
PS bloody wifi! Ill try again in the ...