Road Cycling (186)
Col du Coq in the fog
As there is little snow locally I decided to get the road bike out and go up the Col du Coq as far as I could before sunset.
Three cols: Col du Verdun, Col de la Crois des Presles, Col du Mont Thou
Not a day I fancied going out much. Decided to revisit the climb of Mont Thou but registered my slowed time of the autumn despite feeling okay. Probably the cold compared to earlier in the year.
Mont Narcel, Monts d'Or, Lyon
A ride to Mont Narcel, one of the Monts d'Or. For a change I went by St Romain au Mont d'Or and the Thou road with its 8 hairpins. 17 minutes for the climb to the village on 7.
Finally, 50,000 meters for the year
I wasn't very motivated due to the weather but decided a little tour to break the 50K barrier this year wouldn't hurt.
Cycling in the fag end of the year becomes pretty much opportunistic but some unexpected good weather gave me the chance to scratch two itches, a long ride (well long for me) and to visit an unknown s
Between the showers
Felt tired today, still recovering from 'flu so decided to take it easy with a little loop around Mont d'Or. Went to look at the airbase, it is still active with armed soldiers patrolling.
Monts du Lyonnais, Lyon, France
The Monts du Lyonnais are a small mountain range to the SE of Lyon. The high point is the crêt Malherbe at 946 meters but my objective was the signal de Saint-André at 934 meters.
Col de la Croix de Peccata, Mont Mezenc, Massif Central, France
DescriptionFrom Yssingeaux (there is a free autoroute from Lyon - the N88) you climb 400 meters over 16km but there are some sections of 8%.
Lyon hill repeats
Hill repeats largely at threshold, took in the climb to la Croix Rousse although need to find a better way down.
Col des Aravis, Croix Fry and Marais, Savoie, France
DescriptionA long loop with a lot of vertical covering 4 cols. Starting at Ugine take the cycle path toward Annecy. After about 9km of false flat you cross a bridge over "la Chaise".
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