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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. ...

Planes, Trains and automobiles . . . but no bike!

Posted on: July 31st, 2016
We arrived safely after a long flight to Paris and a short flight to Toulouse, where we rented a car and drove to the village of Viscos, our base for the next week in the Pyrenees....

Let the countdown begin . . .

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

Last Day in France: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted on: August 10th, 2015
Our last day in France was quite an adventure, culminating in a visit to the beautiful old city of Lyon....

Video of Lacets de Montvernier Descent

Posted on: August 7th, 2015
Here's video of the descent of the Lacets de Montvernier, 18 switchbacks that descend nearly 1,250 feet in only 2 miles....

Video of Col du Galbier Descent (Part 1)

Posted on: August 7th, 2015
Here's video of the descent of the stunning Col du Galibier. This is one of the prettiest places in the Alps!...

Video of the Balcony of Auris Descent

Posted on: August 6th, 2015
Here's video of our descent on the Balcony of Auris, a narrow road that is carved into the steep cliff high above the Romanche Valley floor. ...

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!...
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