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650km with very little effort!

So again I get rained on and wake up to clear skies. This time it is a little cooler morning and I have to pack up wet tents etc. Normal procedure in the morning but now we have made some really nice camping buddies. So departure took a while to greet everyone – Dave, his […]

Du Huez Du Huez!!!

No rain overnight and a beautiful day in store. I languished in camp enjoying a good breakfast and also hiding tired legs as long as possible before taking on Du Huez !! I set off from Ferme Noemie around 9.45 and would have my photo taken at the top at 12.12.59 after waiting in a […]

The Alpe Du Huez – simply majestic

So we get caught in the thunderstorm but just before it starts bucketing down we pass a house in ND de Mésage and a lady scurrying towards her front door. I enquire if there would be a gite or hotel close by and with much gesturing she invites us to stay in her garden flat. […]

Down to Grenoble ends on a high note!!!

As I said in the previous blog we climb to Villard de Salans then you climb another 10 km and way below you in the valley is Grenoble. This is a pic of the distant Alpine mountains beyond Grenoble with Alpe Du Huez and the other famous cols yet to be ridden on “Big Orange”. […]

Bl&%#@m maar dit is mooi!! (Man it is spectacular)

I collect my tablet an battery from Karen that kindly charged them overnight. I then head for town and the start for the day. The local boulangerie owner has a t shirt that speaks MTN Quebeka language if you ignored the small print. Having bought my daily supply I then move down onto a better […]