Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Route des Grandes Alpes: the Maps

The Barcelonette loop ride over the Col d’Allos, Col de Champs and Col de la Cayolle. As I mentioned in my post The Void, I wouldn’t ordinarily publish each of the routes for a given tour. ...

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The Void

A few of the usual suspects: (l-r) Joel, Adam, Eric, Rob, Gary and Padraig Since returning from Nice and wrestling with jetlag I’ve been inputting each of the rides I did on my Alpen odyssey with ...

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The Vision

The lower reaches of the Col de la Cayolle wind through a canyon carved by river. When I left home my mind contained a vision. In it I was fit. I was ready. I was unencumbered by obstacles. I’d ...

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Friday Group Ride #34

The King and His Chosen Heir? Great movement is afoot. The tides of change rise with the moon and deposit treasures of all sorts on the shore of our cycling beach. Holy Moses! That’s a ...

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Measuring

I used to have a cyclocomputer, a not very fancy one. It told me how slow I was going. It gave me my average lack of speed, my top slowness and the paltry total distance I’d covered. I ...

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The Grand Loop

The climb up the Col d’Allos was largely forested. When I was last in the Maritime Alps, roughly ten years ago, I did a ride that has remained on my list of all-time greats. That loop, ...

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