Well the trip was a success and we had great weather too. Up on the site now is L'Alpe d'hues and Galibier. Look out for the others soon, as well as some possible updates to how the maps are displayed on the site.
A jaunt down south from Morzine to climb some famous tour climbs next week. Climbs planned include Alpe d'Huez, Glandon, Croix du Fer, Télégraphe and Galibier. Look out for them soon
Back in Gard for some late summer cycling. Looking for some new cols to bag and put on the list for the ColVault. Maybe another trip to Ventoux to attempt the Triple! *gulp*
Been a busy summer and there is a whole list of cols that will be winding their way onto the Colvault in the coming weeks. Watch this space.
After a hectic few weeks of 'work' the next entry to the vault is on its way in the form or the col des Saises. A regular in the Time-Megeve Sportive, part of the Alpine Raid and the Route des Grand Alpes AND making an occasional appearance in the Tour de France this is a col with many route options.
First trip down to the Mont Saleve today. A great climb with echoes of Mont Ventoux. Incredible ascent from the Annemasse side, along the top and then down the west side. Check back as this will be appearing soon.
The heat wave continues through the Haute-Savoie, 40 degrees recorded in Taninges yesterday although the ascent to col des Gets is partly shaded, which was nice. Continuing to collect photos and gradient info for the next update. Watch this space...
Currently I’m out in France, back in the Rhone-Alps region in the department of Haute Savoie so I will be collecting a lot more info on the cols in this area. The plan is at some point to head down south and bag some of the bigger more famous French cols such as the Madelene, Cormet du Roseland and Alp d'Huez.
Soon things will be getting busy again so there's going to be a big push on getting the website completed by the start of July.
A trip over to the Jura Mountains and another couple of cols in the bag. I've mapped out the gradient profile just need to generate the graphics and add it to the site. It will probably take a back seat for a while as work continues on the Haute Savoie area.