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Ride - September - Galibier - TAKE 2

 
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Xia



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:22 pm    Subject: Ride - September - Galibier - TAKE 2 Reply with quote

I have decided to try to climb the galibier this year. I'll do it a week end in september, wonder if any one else would like to join me?

http://www.cycling-challenge.com/tour-de-france-galibier/


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Xia



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:14 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Doing it Saturday... currently wearing brown pants... reading about the climb is kind of scaring me...
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Alan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:29 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Good Luck
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BigSteev



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:01 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Valmeinier is where several of us have been skiing/snowboarding so we're familiar with at least part of that climb.
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ed!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:46 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck Alex...hope you manage to find a change of pants Smile
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Xia



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:03 am    Subject: Reply with quote

I failed Sad

Miserable weather, rain and no visibility all the way up.
I did the first col (telegraph 1st cat 600->1700) but then while in Valoire, decided to call it a day as it wasn't fun to be all wet and cold with still 15km of climbing to do.
So its not a finished business, by a long way,  but the season is now closing so might have to wait for next year to do it again.
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ed!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:35 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about the trouble, and it shouldn't be seen as a failure.

So well done for sticking it out for as long as you did.
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Xia



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:41 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

After last year bad weather, I have that summit in my sight again, some date in September.
Just in case someone is interested, let me know your favorite date...

Bit of trivia, it's the 100th birthday of the tour de france climbing the galibier, in 1911 the stage was a whopping 330 km long!
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BigSteev



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:34 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Xia wrote:

Bit of trivia, it's the 100th birthday of the tour de france climbing the galibier, in 1911 the stage was a whopping 330 km long!


Hence the etape going over it tomorrow.
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