Oh yeahWhile yesterday we rode our bikes, today a few of us that decided to go for a bike ride.
Davo, are you playing with words, or are you trying to say something? My legs were still feeling the Glandon as well as the Galibier and L'Alpe d"Huez and the ghost of the Velo Jaune was still causing my quads to be quite tender. A few of us opted to go on the short route and not hammer. It worked out well. To give some perspective on the kind of shape we were in, we spent over six hours in the saddle, and climbed over seven thousand feet and still we considered it a recovery day.
The record for climbing Alpe d'Huez is 37 minutes and held by Marco Pantoni. We DESCENDED the 21 turns (and thousand meters) in 22 minutes. We were flying. The fact that our descent was only 35% faster than the record for the climb still causes my jaw to drop.
We arrived early enough to enjoy one of the more modern aspects of the place.
This was a cool place. Matthew and I had an interesting bathroom.
This was the view from the shower..
We went to bed refreshed.