Residence Le Hameau du Mottaret
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... 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. ...
... getting tiring.
Today's ride was relatively short at around 38 miles with 4,064 vertical feet of climbing. We had a nice steady warm-up to begin the day. We had a group of about 12 riders and we pace-lined through flat roads for about 7-8 miles. After the warm up we began our first hill climb. Today’s climbs were relatively tame compared to the Galibier monster. Most of the climbs were about 3-5 miles long. The roads were surrounded by larger trees, which gave us a ...
... by the altitude, only tired from a long day of climbing.
After eating some lunch it was time to head back down the way we came, fortunately the majority of this was down hill. We stopped at the little restaurant to use the facilities. The French do not like you using their bathrooms so Ray, Rich and I ordered cokes and a nutella crepe. After ordering we then realized the bathroom was out of order!
We stayed at the restaurant a little too long ...
... Epine, which was 4.2 miles long
with an avg % incline of 7.2%. Definitely a way to wake you up in the morning! From
here we did a medium length decent and began the long grind up the Col de la
Croix-Fer. The incline wasn’t too bad but it sure was long! It took us a good
60-90 minutes (with a few rest stops) to get to the top. From here there were
some amazing views of the surrounding mountains. We had a picnic lunch at the
top and took a good ...
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.