Cycling in France

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....

Video of La Berarde Descent (Part 2)

Posted on: August 5th, 2015
Here's Part 2 of the video of the descent from La Berarde, starting in the town of St. Christophe in the Ecrin National Park. Also stunning!...

Day 6: The Giant of Provence

Posted on: August 4th, 2015
Today we rode Mt. Ventoux (Windy Mountain), which is affectionately known as the Giant of Provence because of how it dominates the landscape....

Video of Col de Sarenne Descent (Part 1)

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015
Here's video of the descent from of the spectacular Col de Sarenne (above Alpe d'Huez)....

Day 4: Let the Epic Cycling Begin

Posted on: August 2nd, 2015
With our warm-up ride rained out yesterday, we "took it easy" today by climbing the mythical Alpe d'Huez, followed by the Col de la Sarrene, and then the Balcon d'Auris (Balcony of the Auris)....

Day 3: Morning in Provence, Afternoon in the Alps

Posted on: July 31st, 2015
Today we traveled from Provence to the Alps - with a side trip to the airport in Lyon - and were welcomed in the Alps by pouring rain. ...

Training For Cycling in France

Posted on: June 24th, 2015
Here's video and ride data from a recent training ride up Mt. Baldy Road....

Col de Aravis Descent

Posted on: July 29th, 2013
Here's video of the descent off the beautiful Col de Aravis...

Col de la Madeleine Descent

Posted on: July 29th, 2013
Here's video of the 21-mile Col de la Madeleine descent...

Col de la Forclaz Descent

Posted on: July 14th, 2013
Here's video of the Col de la Forclaz descent...

Video of Col du Galibier Descent

Posted on: July 12th, 2013
Here's video of the descent off the second highest paved pass in France...
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