Residence L'Oree des Pistes
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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 ...
Wake up early, quickly eat breakfast, get dressed in cycling gear, head to the vans, this is how are mornings begin. We definitely are getting a feel what a pro cyclist goes through during the Tour. Each day you awake and hope your legs will move. I was especially stiff this morning after yesterday and last night's downhill slide. I wasn't feeling great but better than dinnertime when I was really fatigued.
Today's ride was only going to be 35 miles but ...
... 7 peaks. You could see how tired the riders were as they rounded the corner.
After the race was complete we changed back into our cycling outfits and began the winding decent down Lacets de Montvernier. It was fairly crowded but the flow of traffic was continual. I am glad we were able to at least go down this road to catch some great scenery.
We re-grouped after the ride, packed up the vans and headed back to the hotel. We were going to try to go down to ...
... 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 ...
I awoke today feeling a little stiff but overall pretty
good. After a big breakfast we got ready for a long day on the bike. Today’s
ride was going to cover 64 miles and 7,900 feet of climbing. The main Cols we
were going over today included the Col de L’Epine, the famous Col de la
Croix-Fry, the Col des Aravia and the Col de la Forclaz.
Our ride started off with a nice easy warm-up on a bike path
near the river. Then we arrived at the ...