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basilic
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by basilic

rain is a weak word for it.
Tke sky was black to the left of the last photo, and from the shape of the water fountain the storm was coming in fast. I zoomed down just in time.

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Jesus did it ever rain! Grand Bo cyclo was a gullywasher, but not that cold so ok and a lot less stormy than later on, that's for sure.

Bas- amazing shots of the homeland as always, oh how I love to ride here, you do it justice!

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

basilic wrote:Several small cols in the Voirons yesterday (Plaine-Joux)


Do you descend by the same road you climbed Plaine-Joux?

I went there and thought it was a dead-end? I think with an allround-bike it is possible to climb by the gravel road until Lac de Pormenaz?! That would be incredible. I was hiking there and it gave me some ideas :mrgreen:

basilic
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by basilic

Samuel, it's not the same Plaine-Joux. The one you're talking about is above Passy. It's not a col if I recall, and the paved road dead-ends. A good dirt road goes up toward chalet d'Anterne but if I recall lac de Pormenaz is for hikers or MTBs. I have only hiked there.

Col de Plaine-Joux can be climbed from 3 sides (Onnion, Bogève, Villard); I came from Villard and descended to Onnion. Put any of these into www.viamichelin.fr to find it. I have seen it called col de l'Avernaz on some websites but Plaine-Joux is what people use here.

In the old patois joux means forested mountain (same root as Jura), plaine-joux is place where the forest flattens out. Btw Joux-Plane (between Samoens and Morzine) means the same thing, yet another col.

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Thanks for the heads up and the idea of parcours

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Happy Birthday America!

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makoy
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on the road in windy Geelong and about

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makoy
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leicaman
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by leicaman

Nice ride the other day here in Japan. I was attempting quite a beast of a ride but had to give up after a thunderstorm saw me taking shelter for almost two hours. I'll be back to attempt it again in the near future.

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markyboy
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by markyboy

On the way up the Croix de fer,and up to the col du galibier and other well known climbs in the region of bourg.Image

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basilic
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by basilic

Makoy, great photos!
North of col des Saisies
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col du Joly
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makoy
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Barwon Riverbank, Geelong

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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

This page is so good.

Here are some photos from the trail:

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Rush
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by Rush

makoy - I've never seen Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula look so great!

makoy
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by makoy

Rush,
Sure is nice here in Geelong. Pretty cold compared to tropical Philippines.

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