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Archive for November, 2010

Night ride from Bourg d`oisans b and b

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Great clear night so off i went down the lane from the house into the darkness and beyond. It`s funny how much faster you ride once in the woods all alone.Your hearing seems to increase in sensitivity.You hear twigs snap,rustling in the bushes and rocks falling from the mountain side but one thing you don`t do and that is hang around to have a look.

But the worst is as you come around a corner and you see a pair of eyes reflecting back at you.It certainly make the blood pump.

So i rode up to Venosc then down to near Les Sables and back to the house.Enough for one night.Especially as after the first 10 minutes of being on the bike i rode through a puddle which was a bit deeper than i thought and my right foot was soaked and so now freezing.

A couple of photos of the darkness.

Le Velo Jaune

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

My company yellow bike has arrived so i went out for a ride up to the Col du Lautaret ,this is much easier than cycling i think they may catch on (“”,) just twist the grip and your off. I`m still getting used to the bike though as it`s been a while.

A the top i could see why the Galibier is closed as there was about 30cm of snow in places with lots and lots of people out walking and cross country skiing in the bright sunshine.

Quick stop for a photo then time for a ride back via Auris.