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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:09 pm 
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nice one Jamie, great to see a new discovery as such


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that Lavaux vineyard - it's now on the Unesco heritage list

climb to col de Cenise above Pt-Bornand (road doesn't reach the top)
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col de Plan-Bois (near Manigod)
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A few days vacation in the Ardèche (France) :

Balazuc

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Gorges de l'Ardèche

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Found a nice new road today, nice weather too...

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Nice Eurperg, loving the autumn colours. Great light this time of year but always slippy with the leaves about!


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CX adventure ride through the electric fences and bulls’ grazing land…

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eurperg, great colors!
fall rides around Geneva
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Not mine but well worth the read, I think a trip to Norway with the bike may be in order; http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/10/roadtripping-norway/

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Unfortunately been flat out at work, so only now updating the blog with my last days from last months trip... :(

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Dalai, the next to last photo is just stunning. It just moves the eye in to the photo. Well done!

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Col de l'Arpettaz (near Annecy)
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the dirt road that connects to col des Aravis (actually a mistake on a road bike...)
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Basilic : your pictures deserve their own thread. Stunning.

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Nufenen Pass (Novena). It was a bad idea to ride up there just in shorts. Needless to say that the shower was a pleasure.


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That Col de L'arpettaz is a gem! One of the best climbs I've done. Always wondered if it was doable to do the dirt road to the Aravis. Not a good idea basilic?


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Thanks Guerdi!
Roselend - I'd always wondered about that road too. The road goes up and down, no problems on the uphills since you have time to pick your trajectory, but on the downhills you get rattled, and the steeper the road, the worse the surface. I had 26mm GB tires (actually 27mm), slashed a sidewall, a good 1.5 cm, and was lucky to have a lezyne boot to fix that. The whole length is 15 km.
I agree Arpettaz is great, secluded, very pretty, I try and go in the fall for the colors. I'd recommend it to people who live in flat lands and are intimidated by the monster climbs, this one is a steady 7-8%, very doable.


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