Residences du Hameau de la Foret
Travel Blogs from Valmorel
... 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.
... and if the weather permits I will add the Montee La Toussure at 1705m.
Right outside our doorstep is the road to the Col Du Telgraphe and the Galibier which tops out at a frightening 2645m. That's looking like my Sunday sparrows ride.
We visited the ski village of Valloire today just above (on the road) but below the top of the Telegraphe in elevation. I could see part of the Galibier from there. Its an intimidating looking climb.
... went to the delicatessen across the road where we got some fabulous goose liver pate, then headed back to the patio behind the hotel to eat. Connie made do with a coffee out of the vending machine. I should mention that this hotel is a gem. Great layout with the parking and cycle storage, but beyond that the rooms were nice and the whole hotel had this thousand year old feel to it but still was quite modern and very well kept. We found out that ...
For cyclists, the granny gear is the lowest possible gear you have at your disposal. Unless one is climbing something pretty steep it's rarely used. Yesterday and today, it was used often…very often. I’ve decided to name my bike "*****", mostly because that's what I called her numerous times yesterday, and today would be no exception.
We awoke around 8am and I was actually feeling pretty good, although a little stiff in the ...