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Do you know what we got for Christmas this year? We got fat. Extra kilograms, additional centimeters to the waist, hips and thighs...hells did we enjoy it! Of course weight gain was not at the top of our Santa wish list nor our ultimate goal of a week 'skiing' in the French Alps. Though when the local 'Spar' supermarket kindly sells you two euro french champagne (close relative of Moet) delicious jamon, cambert cheese and freshly baked baguettes it ...
the safety barriers are bent all to hell. It must have been quite a violent event. Glad I wasn't riding by when it happened. But within half an hour the digger has cleared the major rubble from the road and I can carry on through.
I climb up to the remarkable village of Roubion, perched on the mountain side with no visible means of support, either physical or financial. But there ...
... with the minimal level of risk and having learnt lessons previously from the Passo D'Stelvio (arrived on a Sunday - when all Italian Ferraris and sports bike riders get out to shake off some cobwebs). A sleep in was seriously tempting in the fabulous hotel, however I wanted to beat the tourists and other bike riders so as not to eat their dust, diesel fumes and be safer. By request I pushed my bike away from the garage door and fired her up. The unmistakable burble of the BMW's ...
Awoke early exited to be close to the next stage of the trip and holiday with my partner Liz. Left early by 10 am which was a record for the trip. The 2500 Dutch Cyclists had started to arrive in the site and the generator for the big truck started up at 7.30 am. The ride out of the D1091 was simply superb - in fact superlatives fail to describe the feeling one gets when riding on such fantastic biking roads when surrounded by magnificent mountains - part of the Hautes Alps this is one of ...
Today we went up and over the Col d'Izoard (2361m). The guidebook implies it is an easy day as it it's just 9.4km at 4.2% followed by 10.1km at 7.5%. But it was anything but. On day 8 our legs are tired so it felt bloomin hard work, but it was worth it as it is a stunning route. We have done it before from the ...
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