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... to follow since the road was being closed for the Tour. We all filled up our water bottles and headed up to the summit finish at La Toussuire, a beautiful ski resort. By now it was getting very hot. They have been having record heat here in the Alps with most days reaching low to mid 90s. Everyone in our group kept a steady pace and we rested occasionally. Within our group there are riders of all abilities. On day one I think many were out to prove their cycling skill. By ...
... 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 ...
For some reason I awoke very early this morning at 4:45 am. Since the French do not like AC I didn't sleep real well because it was way too hot in our room. On a positive note I found that the Internet works at an ok speed at 5 am so I was able to upload some pictures. This might have to be the new routine to share all these amazing pictures.
Today we were going to be leaving earlier to begin our ride. Rich and I headed to the restaurant a ...
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 ...
... 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.