Hotel La Grande Eperviere
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... said "this is what it is all about" as I enjoyed the great road, mountainous scenery and flowing twisties. Each turn put me closer to my destination of the highest road in Europe. Passing only a couple of cars and bikes as I approached the summit my Garmin Sat Nav showed that I still had 400 metres to climb. Old military forts and machine gun posts revealed the violent history and reason for these roads existence became evident. The road dates back to 1860 and Napoleon III. The ...
... as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost." http://psychology.about.com/od/Positive Psychology/a/flow.htm I've experienced the sensation of flow in several activities in my life from white water canoeing, mountain biking, cycling, running and now motorcycling. ...
Today we had a 20.1km climb at 5.5%. It was overcast but thankfully the rain held off until we were arriving at the campsite. Our SPOT tracker has died today, so unfortunately shows us still in Guilestre! We plan to carb load now as have a huge day tomorrow up the Cime de la Bonette (2802m), a 23.1km climb at 6.5%. Yikes. Also saw our first sign to the finish line in Nice ...
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 ...
... amazing as we passed above the tree line. The scree slopes near the top were quite spectacular. Around 2km from the top, Cime de La Bonette came into view. It was a dome shaped mountain top with dark grey scree slopes. It was looking quite foreboding as a dark, barren silhouette against the cloudy sky. The last km was quite steep, and we could feel the reduced oxygen at that altitude. But we were committed. We bought the shirts. We had to make it to the ...