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  • #94163
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    #94164
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    Gorgeous.

    Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?
    #94189
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    Visiting family and used the opportunity to ride up to the “Grosser Feldberg” today. This is the highest point in the Rhein-Main region around Frankfurt, Germany. It is also part of the route of the German one-day race formerly known as “Rund um den Henninger Turm.” Unfortunately it was cloudy and one couldn’t see much from the top.
    Along the way:

    At the top:

    Edit: Hmm, pics don’t seem to be working. Sorry about that. I used the “Upload image” button – any advice? Not very good at this stuff.

    #94192
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    Mateo’s images:


    #94193
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    Thanks, Apexrider!

    #94209
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    Saturday 100km ~45km climbing

    My wife went up the road to the Mt Buller ski resort earlier in the morning for work and I got the call the road was mostly clear other than slushy in the last kilometres to the village. So I decided to ride Mt Buller regardless the weather forecast and the fronts sweeping through.

    At the entrance I was waved to the counter and was told I could continue as long as I could answer a question – how do the riders in the tdf go for a toilet stop? She was planning on phoning local Simon’s Gerran’s mum to ask! Made it to 8 1/2 km up where chains had to be fitted – asked the worker if I was allowed to continue. His answer that I can’t stop and fit chains anyway… So onwards into to the slush and rain now falling as snow. If I was only riding uphill and didn’t have to descend I would have gone on. As I had to come down I decided finally to pull the pin and turn around at Andrew’s carpark.

    Mt Buller 1

    Very tentative descent back to the entrance. Any sane person would have returned to his accommodation and soak in the spa tub, obviously I am not sane…

    Wasn’t able to ride a threepeat in the end as I couldn’t get to the village, so instead ended with four slightly shorter repeats; the last three laps turning around a little lower at Box Corner ~11km up the hill. To here was only a couple of kilometers of slush and snow to ride through.

    Mt Buller 2

    Sunday 82km

    Learn’t the hard way that it really depends on the day and who is working at the entrance if you are allowed on the Mountain. Sunday cars weren’t having to fit chains, weather was looking a little better so was keen on another couple of laps but I was stopped! Reason given is that once the toll opens, VicRoads hand control of the road to the resort and although not mentioned anywhere that bikes are banned we are a hazard with numerous buses and inexperienced drivers making their way up the mountain.

    So instead of being passed by cars going under 60km/hr, I turned around and rode to Mansfield return plus a side out and back up towards Tolmie on 100 km/hr roads…

    Road to Mansfield

    Road to Mansfield

    Support for Mansfield raised Simon Gerran’s

    Simon Support

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    #94210
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    Brr, that looks cold!

    Last week I had a three day trip to the Vercors in France. We did three rides there, each about 100k. The weather conditions were perfect.





    #94211
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    Wow. What a gorgeous road!

    Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?
    #94212
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    The Vercors is a very underrated area IMO. Large concentration of Michelin map 3 Star roads!

    Recognise a couple of roads, as I spent three days there at the end of my 2011 trip.

    1st photo – ???
    2nd photo – pretty village Pont en Royans
    3rd photo – Combe Laval? Unfortunately this road was closed for resurfacing when I was there.
    4th photo – Gorges de la Bourne?
    5th photo – Col de Rousset?

    Great photos apexrider! Did you also ride the Gorge du Nan?

    Gorge du Nan

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    #94215
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    The Vercors is a very underrated area IMO. Large concentration of Michelin map 3 Star roads!

    Probably because these aren’t the famous cols from de TdF, but it’s for sure one of the most beautiful cycling places I’ve ever been.

    We stayed at a cycling holiday centre in St Jean-en-Royans (http://www.velovercors.com). The guy there running the place with his wife, is a former amateur rider and he knows the region very well. I got some GPX files from him and just followed the garmin without exactly knowing all the places that we went through.

    These are the routes:

    http://app.strava.com/activities/64530500

    http://app.strava.com/activities/64530491

    http://app.strava.com/activities/64530484

    1st photo – ???<br>
    2nd photo – pretty village Pont en Royans<br>
    3rd photo – Combe Laval? Unfortunately this road was closed for resurfacing when I was there.<br>
    4th photo – Gorges de la Bourne?<br>
    5th photo – Col de Rousset?

    Great photos apexrider! Did you also ride the Gorge du Nan?

    You recognize the photo’s almost better then I do!
    1st photo – As the 3rd photo also from Col de La Machine at Combe Laval.
    2nd photo – correct
    3rd photo – Combe Laval. As with most photo’s, in reality it looks much more impressive.
    4th photo – Not sure, but should be at Col de La Machine as wel (2nd ride).
    5th photo – Col de Rousset (just before the tunnel looking into the direction of Die).

    Great photos apexrider! Did you also ride the Gorge du Nan?

    Thanks. Not that I know, but it sure looks spectaculair.

    #94216
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    Just checked your Strava links – you climbed the Gorge du Nan on the 30th. It was the climb starting at the village of Cognin-les-Gorges around 30km into the ride.

    I stayed at a half pension in Rencurel – Hotel le Marronnier which caters for cyclists and motorcyclists. An option I would also recommend.

    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au
    #94217
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    Not that I know, but it sure looks spectaculair.

    Oops, I think I did. Must have been the first ride where we climbed the Mont Noir from Cognin Les Gorges.

    #94230
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    Another threepeat of Mt Donna Buang yesterday; getting nearly all three laps before the forecast rain came through… 110km 50.4km climbing 6.4% ave.

    Share the Road sign

    Mt Donna Buang climb

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