Road Cycling (65)
Ste Agnes, Belledonne, France
Climb via Ste Agnes to get a bit of altitude on the road to Grenoble. The climb has some little ramps on it but is mercifully short.
First Murianette of 2022
First Murianette of 2022. Since I moved offices I've gone this way less as it is a bit longer so I tend to vary the routes.
Like old times - only slower!
Felt ok climbing but 58 minutes compared to my PR of 49 ! Losing time all along the climb, a bit disappointing really but I guess I'm not prepared to bury myself as before for a PR.
Narbonne - Clemenciere, again
Back to the Narbonne to do the climb from the bottom this time. It is really steep for the first km or two which doesn't seem to show up in the stats. The ramps are really over 10%.
Climb to Paradise
A little lunch ride as the weather was pleasant. The road from the Dog and Cat home to le Paradis really is steep with lots of little ramps, thankfully short but with quite a bit of traffic.
I wanted to explore a couple of dead end backroads that I always ride by plus it was a way to break up the climb.
Narbonne, Clémencières, Vence; Chartreuse, France
The Narbonne climb is a new one to me. Much nicer than the usual ride to the col de Clémencières. Not a car and pretty. The climb is 10% over 300 meters vertical which I managed with a VAM of 1000.
5 years since I'd climbed the 4S from the west side. 4 minutes off my PR for the climb but just a minute behind my 2016 times so could do better once the weather warms up a little.
Back to work
First ride since my accident on the Madeleine. I was pleased to be able to stand up when necessary. I'm 4kg lighter than last summer and it felt easier on the climb but only a PR on the last section.
Oh! Soleil! 🌞🌞🌞
I'd not ridden this loop over the Col de la Poya since pre-lockdown.
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