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... from the hot sun.
At first I was feeling a little stiff in the legs. I made sure to pace myself up the hills. Ray, Rich and I have mostly been riding the "Performance" rides but there were a few of the riders that were riding “Extreme” the first 3 days that dropped into our group. They are strong riders therefore the pace was a little higher.
Our ride was to finish up a steep climb call Les Lacets de Montvernier. It is this crazy road that ...
... the climb up Galibier, 17 km (10.5 miles). On the major climbs there is a marker that lets you know how much is remaining and what % incline the next kilometer is. Sometimes you love these and sometimes you hate them when you realize how much further you have.
The first portion of the Galibier is relatively “easy” with 5-7% inclines. The road stretches out far ahead of you and slowly snakes around the mountain. At first I was thinking this was ...
... persistence and survival.
Ultimately I made it, absolutely shagged, but I was still standing unlike a stack of others who were on the roadside collapsed.
I met up with Chris at the finish, he didn;'t make the time cut on Glandon and was ferried back to the finish by bus....not happy.
So that's the Etape for another year....not so sure about doing this again. This experience was enough.
... Memories of last year's appalling wet weather came "flooding" back.
Not a bit like the weather forecasters to get it wrong occasionally!!
Made really good progress on the 75km trip south until I turned off the motorway and into St. Jean du Maurienne. This town is at the very foot of the road up to La Toussuire. The traffic was bumper to bumper for the next 12km....all the way to the top. It took over an hour to ...
280 km Fuel €15.30 and €10 First part of the drive was through flatland Italy wasn't much to see but the second half was great, down the French rocky Alps into Monaco. One road was shut going over the Alps so had to take a detour. Walked down to the harbour in nice and saw some very expensive boats a had dinner at a French /American bar. £78.13 apogia ...
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