Hotel Les Arolles
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... a classic Tour climb and one that has been used repeatedly over the years. While painful, it was also beautiful. We topped out and had a bite to eat before descending into Valloire. From Valloire the real fun began. 18km to the top of the Col de Galibier, and it was a BEAST!! Several folks only made it to the 12km mark before bailing out and jumping in the van. Most of the ride was on slopes of 8+% ...
... cars with VIPs and sponsors riding in the cars. After the team cars drove by the Tour parade came through. The parade is all of the TDF sponsors. This is the fastest parade you will ever see. The cars come racing by and throw all sorts of swag out the window. Pretty crazy!
I was watching the race on TV and it was neat seeing the riders go through part of the route we had just been on. A pro rider named Vincenzo Nibili had a 3 min lead in front of the main group of ...
Today we awoke early again to get ready for our ride. This was going to be the first day for us to watch the Tour de France live. As usual we were a bit stiff and sore but there is no time to ease into the morning. We had to eat our breakfast quickly and get dressed and ready to go. Rich and I joke that we feel like we are at cycling camp. We have to get up early, eat quickly, ride all day, get home late, eat dinner, go to bed then repeat. It has been great ...
For some reason I awoke very early this morning at 4:45 am. Since the French do not like AC I didn't sleep real well because it was way too hot in our room. On a positive note I found that the Internet works at an ok speed at 5 am so I was able to upload some pictures. This might have to be the new routine to share all these amazing pictures.
Today we were going to be leaving earlier to begin our ride. Rich and I headed to the restaurant a ...
... or head for home. By now it was almost 2 pm. We left the hotel at
8:30 am so everyone was ready to head in. As we continued our decent we had an
unwelcome surprise. The road we were supposed to take was closed due to
construction. The only way home, take a detour that involved a 2.5 mile climb
at 8-10%. So much for finishing early. By now it was so hot the road tar was
beginning to melt a bit. The melting roads made the ascent seem that much
harder and ...