Madame Vacances Residence Les Valmonts
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... and a van,.. and 2 workmen, arrived. On the side of the van,.. 'Pronto Intervento' which we assume is loosely translated as some sort of Rapid Response Unit. Like all Council work teams,.. they assessed the problem,.. broke out the pick and shovel,.. erected a triangular sign 'Slow Down - Roadworks Ahead',.. pulled the grate on the drain off,.. Then the rain got heavier, so they packed up and left!!! You have got to love 'em!! That night was pretty wild. The storms ...
The title says it all! Today we cycled from Valloire to Briancon over the Col du Galibier (2646m). The weather was against us pretty much all day, as we woke to pouring rain forcing us to drag everything inside and practically take over the sites shower block! We left several hours later with just croissants and pain au chocolats in our stomach. The climb up to the col was a relentless 17.5km at 7%, so blood ...
It's been a wet start and finish to our first wedding anniversary today. Best intentions for an early start we're delayed by heavy rain this morning, but we made the first 50km before lunch in great time and had a big lunch outside the supermarket in Saint Michel de Maurienne. We then climbed Col du Telegraphe and the rain started again just as we arrived into camp in Valoire. Currently tucked in our tent, enjoying looking through the photos so far while the rain continues ...
Distance: 0 - we aren't riding! Cumulative distance: 3364km Best Convenience: we aren't riding! Riding conditions: we aren't riding! Weather: don't care, we aren't riding! Elevation gain: a bit but it's ok cos we aren't riding! Today is a rest day. After climbing through the French Alps continuously for the last 7 days we are now doing nothing. It's pretty amazing. We slept in, past the hotel breakfast (which would have been ...
... of hairpins and curves. But they are about to resurface the road, so in preparation they have scraped off the smooth top surface and left it all rough. From the very beginning, it was averaging 8% gradient. It was 24 degrees, but with the sun beating down on us and not a breath of wind, we were dripping in sweat! There's not much wind chill when you're riding 6km/h! The height came slowly, but in a town about 3km in, they had an automatic defibrillator available for ...
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