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... I was crazy mad with the speed of the descent.
Not much else happening today, had a nice pasta lunch and may double up for dinner. Cleaned the bike it was filthy with all the rain we have had and watched a little TDF.
We are off at sparrows to drive to Le Bourg D'Oisans to spend the day in the region. I will climb the legendary l' Alpe with its 21 hairpins and the meet Mich at the Saturday markets in Le Bourg.
... reasonable gradient as it left St Michel behind.
The descents were frightening and bloody cold, especially from the top of Col de Beau Plan with visibility at about five metres above 1000m. It was a bit of a shock when a deer darted out in front of me. I had my full winter gear on and it was barely enough.
We are off for dinner soon in St Michel then tomorrow two TDF climbs are on the agenda.
... between my legs I returned to Annecy to pack up and make our way to the Maurienne Valley and the heart of the big Alps climbs.
To rub salt into my wounded ego the SD card in the camera played up so I lost all my pics of the short 50km ride today. Oh well re-format and away we go again.
We visited Albertville, sight of the 1992 winter Olympics and St Jean de Maurienne on our way to St Michel de Maurienne where we will base ourselves for the next week.
St Jean ...
... on. A trio of cyclist passing by made me think it was a good choice...at least I would have company.
The first half of Galibier was very nice at 4-6% grade (crazy to think I'm finding that nice at this stage) and was too warm for the rain jacket I had on, so I took that off and stowed it in one of my back pockets. By the half way point the climb began to get steeper, swinging between 8 and 10%, and a light rain began to fall. Now that I was ...
... is the French love for pizza. Every block had a pizzeria, many of which were closed this being Sunday. Having had our fill of pizza last night, we found only one other restaurant open that had other selections. The place was full and the single waiter told us there would be a half hour wait, we didn't have much of a choice there so we waited at the bar. Within 20 minutes we were seated amongst the other guests that were staying at the hotel. It ...
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