Road Cycling (14)
Alpe Busca / Inuggio - Lake Orta, Italy
The idea was to take the road above Luzzogno towards Alpe Busca as far as it is surfaced. But I was unsure of the route above Luzzogno so took the Inuggio road instead.
Col de Pré via Arêches, Beaufortain, French Alps
I was surprised to see that the main road is the one that goes to the lac St Guerin and the climb to the Col de Pré is just a backroad.
Le Collet d'Allevard back door, France, Alps
Note: this road is closed in the winter months. It is also poorly surfaced before the main Allevard road.This used to be a departmental road but has been abandoned to the elements for a dozen years.
Scareno and Ponte Romana, Lake Maggiore, Italy
I'd never cycled up to Scareno before and to be honest, there isn't much reason to. It is a long way up a big of a rough road.
Storming the Bastille
Well not really storming but more grovelling with a time of around 16 minutes to the top. It is a very very steep climb for the first 1km.
San Primo, Lake Como, Italy
The route stars in Bellagio on the classic Ghisallo climb. The first few km are around 14% gradient. As the road flattens a bit (everything is relative) take a right turn to San Primo.
Climbing a bit better today. Also front tire stayed inflated. Climbed with a 34x24 on the steep segments, which is better. Good descent to St Nazaire with no traffic.
Summer bike shakedown
Spent a few hours trying to sought out my tubeless tires for the summer.
Murianette - Combe de Lancey
Murianette then over to the Combe de Lancey via the Revel - le Mont backroad. Seriously why make life easy when you can make it hard. The "tres amigos" met over at B.
Col de Chalais, Chartreuse, France
DescriptionA 730 meter climb from Voreppe on this hidden gem. The gradient is a leg breaking 11% average (4km over 12%) with ramps of 17%.
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