Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Updates From France

I know I said I'd have updates for you from my trip in France. There will be updates as there's a lot to share, but right now there's too much going on for a report to be made. When back at the hotel after riding I'm too fatigued to even think about it. Perhaps on our transfer day to Bedoin I can find a cafe...

I'll just leave you by saying we rode the Alpe d'Huez loop today in 30°C+ temps. Going down the backside of the mountain was fun. Going up the fabled 21 switchbacks was hard, even before encountering a headwind on a 10% grade segment. Elevation at altitude isn't your friend when you're a prairie boy.

Tomorrow is the ride to the Col de la Croix de Fer, total estimated distance of 107 kms including another climb up d'Huez back to the hotel. I'm curious to see how the legs respond are today. Can't wait.

Here are a few scenery pics from today's ride.