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Tour of the Crolles - Brignoud Dykes
Took the towpath south from Brignoud bridge (currently shut to vehicles) as far as the Batie bridge. The path is good on cross skates, much better than the continuation to the north.
Crolles north towpath on cross skate
I tried the north towpath from Brignoud road bridge to see if it was ok on cross skating.
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.
Crolles farm tracks and trails on X-skating
A tour of some of the farm trails just in and North of Crolles to see what is skiable. Not much to be honest, they are a bit potholed apart from the Ch. des Papillons.
Col de Pré to the Cormet de Roselend
Second big col of the spring campaign. This time we drove to Beaufortain as Mike finds the Albertville road uninteresting and very busy. He's not wrong. We too the back road to Arêches.
I decided to do the whole tour today. After the lac du Taillet the trail improves back to compact gravel. It is about 6.
The Long Climb
I decided to start early 7h20 but could easily have started an hour earlier with the temperatures.
Col du Granier from St Baldof; Chartreuse, France
I'd never done the climb to the Granier via la Petite Montagne before and neither had Mike who lives near the foot of the climb.
Digue de la Taillat; Gresivaudan, France
Second test on cross skis. This is an extension of the cycle path towards Grenoble but unsurfaced. It is not too bad to start with but the gravel gets a bit rough on the south side of the lake.
Col de Coq up and down
Legs felt really tired but got better going up the hill. I thought about stopping at le Baure and should have listened to myself.
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