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    Default Allez, Allez TwoWheelsDC !!

    A BIG bravo to our very own TwoWheelsDC who successfully rode the Col du Galibier and l'Alpe d'Huez today.... bloody awesome!

    http://app.strava.com/activities/63227332

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    Both of those in the same day, Galibier up the Telegraphie and THEN he climbs up Alpe d'Huez. Complete awesomeness.

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    Awww...thanks guys! First off, it would've sucked a lot more without Meg's support...she graciously took the day to roll SAG for me and take photos. Second, it was tough, but it's definitely more of a mental challenge than a physical one, since it's 6 hours of grinding at about 6mph and 60rpm cadence. Third, it's really easy to get vertigo while riding a bike and looking down 3000 feet.

    St. Michel de Maurienne (where I started) from the final stretch of Col du Telegraph...about 2700 feet above the town:



    Still plenty of snow at 8700 feet (in case you're wondering, the sign indicates 10% grade):



    This is only about a third of the way up Alpe d'Huez...at least the weather had cleared up by that point:



    The view from our hotel room kinda sucks though...


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    Chapeau! What an awesome ride!

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    I think I'm more envious than anything else, but yeah. Awesome!

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    amazing pics and ride! That's got to be a lifetime memory for sure

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    I too am envious; that looks awesome!

    I think I have just decided what I want to do for my 40th birthday (Granted, that's still 6 years away, but something to look forward to.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    I think I have just decided what I want to do for my 40th birthday
    Definitely do it! We'll happily give you all our tips/tricks of the visit and make a few recommendations on where to stay/eat/etc..!

    We've been looking forward to the trip for a while now too! And as our next stop is Nice, and the time trials, we'll have plenty more photos and stories to tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    I too am envious; that looks awesome!

    I think I have just decided what I want to do for my 40th birthday (Granted, that's still 6 years away, but something to look forward to.)
    That'll be my 50th.... I'll join you and drive the SAG wagon!

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    Sounds great. The more the merrier! And I am sure I will need some logistics advice.

    Now I just have to make sure to keep my fitness up so I can enjoy it.

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