29
Sep
10

It’s all over

We are indeed back in the UK and back in the office, time to sit back and reflect on what has been.

The Alpe – Hard but amazing place, you read those corner signs and pray to get to the next one faster. Makes you appreciate how hard the pro riders work

The Tri Course – the thought of going up the Alpe after riding the rest of it is enough to make me want a bigger cassette

Mont Ventoux – fearsome and amazing place, everyone should do this climb once and in crap weather :¬)

The weather, we travelled earlier this year in the hope of being warmer and on the warm days we were warm but on the wet cold days we were brutalised.

The Orange box,  “Cozy” has turned out to be everything we wanted as far as a vehicle goes. For getting around the Alpes she is a very easy to handle car. Fuel economy is not not what they said but I think that is my driving!!!

Special mention to Lynne and Alan (@levelojaune on Twitter) for looking after use well and supplying “well set mousse” and more importantly lots of other food that I can eat.

Lastly a special mention for Col  Luitel all 1262 metres of it at plus 10%. This was a special ride for Alans birthday and although we only went up to 1760 metres in total was without a doubt the hardest climbing we did on the whole holiday. Forget the well known Cols if you want a climb that will test your limits then Col Luitel followed by the ride up to Chamrousse  is the one for you.  Lynne,  Alan should thank you for this ride as I left 52.59 up the Alpe on this mountain :¬)

FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See you next year

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