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... reasonable gradient as it left St Michel behind.
The descents were frightening and bloody cold, especially from the top of Col de Beau Plan with visibility at about five metres above 1000m. It was a bit of a shock when a deer darted out in front of me. I had my full winter gear on and it was barely enough.
We are off for dinner soon in St Michel then tomorrow two TDF climbs are on the agenda.
... a great place to base so when we come back again that would be my choice. Our hotel has Col markers for sale of the famous climbs, I was quickly told by the manager that I have to earn them before purchasing. Oooh! very protective of their little markers.
On the plus side the weather will improve over the next two days and feel more like summer again by Sunday. Too wet to do much except wash the bike and polish off a bottle of red tonight.
Tomorrow is the Col Du ...
Following our departure from the Turin area, we had planned a stop off in Bardonecchia, Italy - it was to be our last stop prior to crossing the border into France.
Bokki Camping was our site of choice, it promised to be "one of the best camping sites in Italy" what could be wrong with that? - We know from experience that campsites in Italy aren't the best, but if this ...
... previously how businesses close for 2 hours in the middle of the day, when staff go home for lunch. You wonder how a viable economy could survive working those sort of business hours, well add to that some of the other great inefficiencies....On Thursday we caught the bus down to Albertville, we'd previously travelled there by train, but it seems that on some routes, busses replace trains at certain times of the day and on certain days of the week. The ...
... our reward. The girls skied well with me trailing behind and taking one or two falls. The plan was to meet Ali, Julie and Andy at Le Chalet des Neiges, which we did but only after taking a wrong turn having navigated faultlessly all day. We had a late lunch outdoors in glorious sunshine and then had a gentle ski back with Ali. Andy and I did one last short run then headed back to the hotel. What a fantastic final day to end the ...
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