Le Hameau du Puy
Travel Blogs from Saint-Etienne-en-Devoluy
... bread, cheese and sausage and had a picnic on top of the Col du Lautaret.
We then drove across the Alps again this time via Galibier and the Telegraphe where Mich pulled the pin on driving after seeing tyre tracks that lead over the edge of the narrow road.
More on Galibier tomorrow as I ride it in the opposite direction on the classic Telegraphe/Galibier 35km climb.
I have been guaranteed the bad weather is over, please be true.
... come all this way and not make an attempt at Alpe D'Huez. I had put on my arm warmers and rain jacket, which helped somewhat. As I left for the base of the climb, which was mostly a downhill ride of about 25km through the valley, the rain got heavy. I was building up some pretty good speed of 40+ km/h and could have gone faster but was tentative because of the wet roads. I passed through a few tunnels that were a nice break from ...
We left Valloire and headed towards Les Deux Alpes, we had been warned of a cycle event going on from Valloire and as the site didn't mind what time we left we thought we would hold off as late as possible to leave and hopefully let the bike event finish, we only had 45 miles to do so it made sense!
We left site just after 3pm, within ...
... back on N85, into the city.
(My descending today sucked.)
Mark was already at the hotel but he was the only one who got there before we did. Steve took us to the garage to store our bikes. After a hot shower and a nap, I hit the streets to check out the neighbourhood. I didn't find too much, really, except a bike shop selling some pretty fancy Wilier machines, a can of 1664 beer and a bag of potato chips, and Dave & Linda hanging out at a ...
Must admit that the day started out with aching muscles everywhere. Some of the discomfort may have come from the demi pichet of house red, which, by the way, was a very nice Cote du Rhone.
I installed one of Dave's seats on my bike, and it has turned out to be the best of the three. Unfortunately I have bruised my sit bones trying to use the one that I bought, so there is still a fair amount of standing.