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Today lived up to the guide's hype. We started with a shuttle from Menthon to St Etienne de Cuines where we started our ride from the parking lot of a InterMarche. We were cautioned to pace ourselves given the length of the route and the amount of climbing, so after a short spin up the valley, we tried to take it easy up the climb of Lacets du Montvernier but the road had other ideas. There really wasn't ...
... has there moment of not feeling good. It was my turn to suffer a little on the bike. I probably went a little too deep the day before when I attacked up the hill and didn't recover well that afternoon. I should have know better but it was fun attacking on the last climb. Now it was hot and there was no support van to get water and no choice but to continue on. Ray and Rich hung with me and we finally reached the tents.
Thompson had another great area set up. ...
... for our ice bath but it was late and we still needed to have our evening meeting and eat dinner. Each night we would meet for about 15-20 minutes. Peter Thompson, the owner of the tour group, would review the next day’s itinerary and review the climbs for the following day. When discussing climbs Peter often refers to a climb as, “a wee bump” (said in a thick Scottish accent). We have learned that what Peter thinks is a “wee bump” usually means at ...
... pass. This was a beautiful decent with gradual sweeping turns. We were descending at around 30-35mph but staying in control.
We reached the town at the bottom of the hill. Of course Ray and I couldn’t remember the rally point so we rode around the little town for a while. Finally we called the people at Thompson. They were worried because Rich was back but we weren’t. Ray and I had completely forgotten that we had rode 6-8 miles to get to this town. ...
... The day was only ½ done so back on the
bike we climbed. During this ride the weather was clear, sunny and very hot for
the Alps. Avg temperatures were in the low 90s. Thankfully the humidity was
low. It was much better than riding in Austin in July and August. I tried to
stay focused on drinking and eating a lot throughout the day.
Our next climb, the Col des Aravia was short, only a few
miles, with an average incline of 3%. Our joke was that 3% ...