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In the hope of getting out of the bad weather of Les Deux Alpes, we headed for our next stop near Lac De Paladru, unfortunately we didn't, if anything the weather was worse with almost constant rain for the 2days we stayed, we were still recovering from our bugs so we again spent most of our time in the van..
We took a couple of walks out in between the showers so again not much to report here....
Just a pin in the map!
... and pasture land surrounded by a great backdrop. I was the only cyclist on the col and less than half a dozen cars crossed my path on the ascent and descent combined.
I had to traverse the Annecy to Albertville bike path to get to the start, which at 5.30am is pretty much empty. From mid morning until around 7.00pm the path is full of cyclists of all varieties.
A massive summer thunderstorm hit last night whilst out for dinner, oh well, order a bottle of wine Mich and then make a run for the bus stop, we were soaked but with full bellies once home.
Today it was raining cats and elephants at 5.30am, too bad I had committed to climbing my first Hors Cat mountain.
Off I set first up Col de Leschaux which is similar to the one in twenty ...
... which hangs on the edge of the Col with sweeping views back to Lac Annecy. We will have lunch or dinner there tomorrow so I will post a pic then.
Tomorrow I will tackle my first Tour De France Hors Category climb, Semnoz, setting off at
On that note I need a big dinner we are off shortly to Old Annecy by the local bus, that could
... noticed that there were markers at every kilometer to tell you how many km were left, how high you were, and the grade over the next km. At first these were informative, but it didn't take long for them to become annoying. I mean really, do I need to know that I’ve only gone 5km and I’m facing a 10% grade and I’m already feeling like this was a bad idea? Half way into the climb I reached the town of Le Reposoir. The grade here was only ...
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