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... trip apart from a hassle at one of the toll points when the machine wouldn't accept our coins, until I found one stuck in its tonsils and after a quick tonsillectomy with a biro, finally drove away from the cacophony of horns, and birds, and various language's colourful words in the queue behind us...
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... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pâtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
We walked down to the modern part of the town to the L'Eclerc, to buy provisions for our stay as we found ourselves in a self-catering apartment. Who can resist a French supermarket? This one had a good selection of bike spares too. We bought porridge for breakfast, some tea and a few other treats to keep us going.
There was a small market in the centre of town (Wednesday) where we bought some home made lasagne for supper. Other ...
... look at elevation profiles I don't actually believe them, but we could have free wheeled for the first 20km of our ride today. We made the most of it.
St. Jean de Maurienne is the town at the foot of the Col du Télégraphe. We stopped briefly just to take a layer of clothing off before starting the climb. The first few kilometres meander through a residential area before rising through woodland, revealing impressive views of the valley we had just cycled ...
Distance: 68 km
Ascent: 1358 m
Descent: 1666 m
We took: 5h 33m
Stoker quote of the day: "DO WE HAVE TO CYCLE THIS CLOSE TO THE EDGE!?"
Leaving Val D'Isere this morning we realised how fortunate we had been to do the D902 ascent to the village the day before, on a Sunday. There is a lot of construction going on in the village itself and there must be a lot of traffic, including heavy ...