Mountain Biking (17)
Road Cycling (50)
Snow Shoeing (2)
Descent from Prapoutel, Les 7 Laux, Belledonne, French Alps
We took the bus from Crolles to les 7 Laux for 1 euro, bike included. Not bad value.
Coiremonte / Pisa
This is effectively a rest day. A little ride up to Coiromonte via the hair pins. Riding out of Pettenasco is hard - a series of steep ramps at 15% but by the Coiromonte climb I was warmed up a bit.
Relaxing the legs after the drive over from France. Managed not to miss the short cut turn back to Orta this time.
Col du Rousset South, Belledonne, French Alps
The Col du Rousset is just of the Freydieres climb but the lack of surface on the north side means it is rarely visited by bike. Just two other riders on Strava, both on MTBs.
Tour across the Plateau des Petites Roches
A "before work" but more importantly a "before it gets too hot" tour, Almost exactly the same date as last year and same time and power, more or less.
A new way to the Col des Ayes for me, Via les Hurtieres (pretty climb with almost no cars) then in the village via the Col de la Croix de Theys and a 2km gravel section to rejoin les Berts and the col
The number of times I've ridden past this little dead end climb I finally decided to see where it goes. In fact the hamlet of le Frènet is quite extensive with some cute chalets etc.
Sunday Lauteret Feeling
Rebooting my cycling career with another climb across the valley, apart from the danger of being squashed by a speeding driver crossing over the valley it is much closer than the right bank for climbs
Col de Mouilles, first serious climb of the year
I've got the summer road bike fixed and working so decided to take it out for a spin. first real climbing this year and a return to an old favourite.
la Marie et cie
A return to the Marie. I managed to screw up the entrance and do a loop and land on my head which left me a bit dazed for a minute or two.
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