Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Fermes de Meribel
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... and the occasional cow blocking the road. But the views were absolutely spectacular. Half a dozen glaciers, snow-capped peaks, rivers running through the bottom of the gorge, and great roads on the lower part of the route. Home for the next couple of days is the Auberge Edelweiss in La Grave (population 250). Robin (Scotland), his wife (Belgium), and their crew (Holland, Portugal, France) love to host ...
... the side of the mountain as well as some cows wearing their own KOM jerseys.
After the rest it was time for an 8 mile decent back to the town of St Jean de Maurienne. This was a very technical decent with very twisty roads and times of uneven pavement. The pros often go 50-60 MPH down these descents. They are crazy!
When we reached the town it was time to go back up the mountain to our viewing area. We had about an eight-mile climb left. The support vans were ...
... 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 ...
... you could look off to your right and see were we started in the valley below. The views were simply amazing. Rich, Ray and I found that if we keep a nice easy pace of 5-6mph and take occasional breaks that we stay strong for the whole day. Hopefully this will keep up as we have 3 more day of riding after today.
When we reached the top of the Telegraphe we stopped and took a number of pictures. There was this interesting "statue" of a cyclist atop his ...
... day with 7,200 feet of climbing. Overall
I feel pretty good on the rides. In Austin Rich, Ray and I had been riding at a
much harder intensity and climbing much steeper hills. We don’t have the length
by any means but so far it seems to have paid off. I think tomorrow will be a
test as we are climbing the mighty Col de Galibier.
I wish I could post pictures but the Wi-Fi is extremely
slow. I will save all my pics and add them in at a later time.