Ocean Inn Motel
Travel Blogs from Northcote
finally back on the bike at lake garda
up to Gargnano (always spell this one wrong) and then back up to St Michelle which is up the hill from mums-nothing too taxing but great views of the lake from up the hill
bit of sitting in the sun-as one must when it finally comes out again and then back to bogliaco for lunch by the lake-fab pasta-probably the best we have had. wandered through ...
we woke to a pretty average looking day so suggested that we go to the car so that we could get our stuff out-i couldnt remember what was in the car other than the bike pump but knew mum was stressed about not having all her stuff especially the remote to the garage and her GPS for when she had to return there without me. so we set off mid morning for the nearly 600km round trip. she wasnt feeling that well ...
it was time to leave and head back to the lake
Soph and i went for a walk up the gorge from the local village-Sottagoda-it was pretty amazing-in winter its full of ice walls which would be pretty impressive to see. for some reason we decided we had to taste the local mountain water-this was going to be to our detriment-we were young and foolish....well at least one of those. we left around 12 to head back to the lake-it should be a 3-4 ...
The final day in Les Deux Alpes
we set of reaonsably early to climb Alpes Duez for a second time-not sure why we wanted to do this but we did
so off from the hotel and onto Bourg D'Oison-it was very different from race day-quite desolate really
started the climb-the first 4 hairpins are the hardest at around 10%
in the end Fred the pro rode with me and it was fun-he speaks almost no english and i very little french but we had a good chat all the ...
up and at it
the big day-we drove closer to the mountain this time with only a 15km warm up which was technically flat
then the start of the climb-that only went up for 21km-it was incredibly hot-we left far too late so climbing in 38 degree heat was not that much fun anyway-and it was hard-this climb is beyond official categorisation so it was going to be a major achievement
it took a ...