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The Spectacular Col d'Aubisque

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016
The Col d'Aubisque is another famous climb from the Tour de France, but it is also the prettiest mountain pass I have ever seen....

Markets, Food and Cycling . . . does it get any better?

Posted on: August 1st, 2016
Today started with a visit to the market at Luz Saint Sauveur and finished with a beautiful ride up to the Ski station of Luz Ardiden....

First ride . . . the infamous Col du Tourmalet

Posted on: July 31st, 2016
The most frequently climbed mountain in the Tour de France is the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, just south of Lourdes, France. ...

Let the countdown begin . . .

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016
We leave for France Friday and can't wait to get back to the Pyrenees!...

Day 8: Epic Climbs of the Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galibier

Posted on: August 6th, 2015
Today we climbed the infamous Cols du Telegraphe and Galibier. We had hoped to do a big loop that included both cols (or pass in French), but an avalanche closed the only road that would complete the loop, so we had to do these climbs as an out and back....

Video of La Berarde Descent (Part 1)

Posted on: August 5th, 2015
Here is video of the descent from La Berarde to St. Christophe, deep in the Ecrin National Park. The tiny village of La Berarde is situated at the back of a very steep glacier-carved canyon, and is surrounded by high mountains....

Day 8: Lac d'Annecy and Ugine

Posted on: July 8th, 2013
Our last day of cycling in France...

Day 7: Col de la Madeleine

Posted on: July 8th, 2013
Today we tackled the infamous Col de la Madeleine...

Day 6: Col de la Forclaz Reprise

Posted on: July 6th, 2013
Today was supposed to be an easier day on the bike...

Day 5: Col de l'Arpettaz and Col d'Aravis

Posted on: July 5th, 2013
Another beautiful day for cycling in the French Alps...

Day 4: Mt. Revard, Col des Pres, Col de Leschaux

Posted on: July 4th, 2013
Another epic day cycling near Annecy...

Day 2: La Marmotte Route

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013
Today we tackled one of the most difficult routes in France...
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