Les Gets – Day 7 – The full set

Woke early again. The balcony¬†door was open and I could hear the feint hiss of rain. I got out of bed and had a peak and the cloud was so low, I couldn't see the mountain down the valley, water everywhere. Bollocks! This wasn't the forecast. It was supposed to be partly cloudy and about … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 7 – The full set

Les Gets – Day 6 – Off means off

Woke up with sore legs and a bit of a sore head today. I supped a bit too much red wine last night. I popped my head out the window just after 7am and the predicted storm was here. The roads were like streams and the heavens were dumping rain in the bucket loads. I … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 6 – Off means off

Les Gets – Day 5 – All in

Today was my big one. Hastily rearranged yesterday when I checked the weather forecast and saw storms and rain were predicted on Sunday. So today was simple, get the last two must-do climbs in. The route came out at around 85km with 2900m of climbing. A big ask for me considering my legs were still … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 5 – All in

Les Gets – Day 4 – …and relax

After pushing my limits in the heat yesterday, I'd marked today as my day off. An easy day. Originally I'd booked a hire car and the plan was to drive somewhere and visit Cluses or Thonon but as that didn't happen it was a day chilling and trying to recover locally I woke early again, … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 4 – …and relax

Les Gets – Day 3 – Hero to Zero in 3km

I woke with stiff legs. To be expected but I was planning the back side of the Joux Plane today. I looked at the circuit which would take me over the top, down to Samoens, up the valley to Taninges and I found a B road upto Les Gets as far as the junction for … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 3 – Hero to Zero in 3km

Les Gets – Day 2 – Joux need a lower gear

I woke today pretty zonked. I fell asleep on the bed watching telly. Yesterday's very long day had taken its toll but the rest had done me good. Coffee on, muesli sorted I soon came back to life. The sun was shining and I was already looking at the mountains and thinking about today's ride … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 2 – Joux need a lower gear

Les Gets – Day 1 – Mont Chery madness

In bed for 10pm, 2.30am alarm set and I wake up at 1.30am. Hmmmm....couldn't sleep, just tossed and turned until about 2.15am when I just sat up and played on my phone to run the time down. 2.35am, no alarm had gone off! No time to worry about what if, I had to be on … Continue reading Les Gets – Day 1 – Mont Chery madness