Well well, the sun is back and Spring is well on its way,
we've been riding Surrey hills pretty much every weekend
since the beginning of the year, and it has proved to be good training.
Ben Dom and I headed to Geneva from which we did 3 days
of cycling, testing out our legs on some mountain still partially covered
with snow and closed roads.. The verdict? Tough but incredibly beautiful.
Some of the routes in the mountains were still closed, but we managed to
find a gap between showers and were even rewarded with 5 hours of sunshine
when we got to the top of the col de la joux verte, just off Morzine.
Passes and altitude completed:
Col de la Faucille in the Jura at 1323meters 11.8km long on 7.03% av gradient
Col du Marchairuz at 1449 meters
Col de la joux verte at 1760meters 11.6km long on 8.5% av gradient
La cote d'abroz (road was closed) we got up approx 1350meter
Les Croisettes (Le mont Saleve) 1379meters 4km stretch at 12% av gradient
Routes and pics below:
Day 01: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5398976 136.5km
Day 02: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5398983 90km
Day 03: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5398991 62km