Les Chalets du Thabor Valfrejus
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... is like leaving a hug concert with all sorts of people trying to leave at the same time. The bikes however get priority and the cops often hold traffic to let the cyclist pass.
We got back to the hotel around 8. We did a quick Alps ice bath then headed to dinner then bead. These days are starting to blur together. This is trip has been wonderful but also exhausting. Tomorrow will be our last day of riding as we ascend the famous Alpe du Huez. It will be a long but crazy ...
... riding around here for the last few days I use “only” and “3-mile climb” in the same sentence.
I was feeling pretty good so I really pushed the pace. Our ride leader and a guy from Colombia were ahead but pretty soon everyone else was behind me. I had been riding very reserved the last few days so I took off up the mountain. I felt very good as I continued up to the top. There was a little side street that I was supposed to turn on but no one ...
... anticlimactic from all the stuff I had heard about the Galibier. We reached a resting point where there was a small restaurant and a field with hundreds of sheep and a shepherd. Raymond said that his new career goal is to become a shepherd in France. By now I was a little tired but not too bad overall. As we refueled at the van I glanced to my right and just realized why this climb is so famous. Up a steep ramp of a road you could see cyclist dotted along the ...
... day with 7,200 feet of climbing. Overall
I feel pretty good on the rides. In Austin Rich, Ray and I had been riding at a
much harder intensity and climbing much steeper hills. We don’t have the length
by any means but so far it seems to have paid off. I think tomorrow will be a
test as we are climbing the mighty Col de Galibier.
I wish I could post pictures but the Wi-Fi is extremely
slow. I will save all my pics and add them in at a later time.
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.