Hotel des Alpes
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... climbed to Trou de la Mouche (via Combe du Grand Cret) - 2467m above sea level. It was stunning! Absolutely spectacular! We hiked back to the van, this is without a doubt the best parking view we have yet!!! We treated ourselves to some local French cheese today, so cut that up with some baguette, got a cold beer and admired the vista. This is the good ...
... It is a 21-day race around the country of France. Stages are usually 80-150 miles and cover various terrain. Typically they cover 2000-2500 miles total. The winner of the Tour is the guy who consistently finishes each day/stage towards the front. Each day there is a stage winner, which is a huge accomplishment for a rider since the Tour is basically the top 190 cyclist in the world. Not every rider goes for the overall win some just try for a stage win. This means some days ...
... 3-mile climb at +7%. During tonight’s meeting I really started to feel run down. My attack on the last climb followed by hanging out atop a hot mountain was starting to catch up to me. After the meeting I ate a big dinner and left the restaurant quickly. I was worried that I wouldn’t feel good the next day. I think my blood sugar was low because after I ate and rested in the room for a bit I felt much better. Now it was off to bed to rest up for another big day of climbing. ...
... Epine, which was 4.2 miles long
with an avg % incline of 7.2%. Definitely a way to wake you up in the morning! From
here we did a medium length decent and began the long grind up the Col de la
Croix-Fer. The incline wasn’t too bad but it sure was long! It took us a good
60-90 minutes (with a few rest stops) to get to the top. From here there were
some amazing views of the surrounding mountains. We had a picnic lunch at the
top and took a good ...
At the foot of Glandon the event was halted for 15mins whilst they choppered away somebody injured for a crash. Chris told me later that he was stopped on Glandon as well for 45mins for another chopper evacuation.
Glandon was uncomfortable for me but at least the scenery was magnificent, rolling green hills, craggy rocks, waterfalls, little forrests plus the odd village or two....made it interesting.