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La Barillette. Dawn Experience! – My Biking Problem

Sure, I’m nonetheless right here. I do know I haven’t posted in a very long time. Sorry. I’m nonetheless driving. However for numerous causes this yr it’s been primarily from house.

La Dôle

Wooohoo! A wonderful experience in the dead of night freezing chilly to see the dawn with my nice associates Richard and Tim.

An excellent dawn experience requires an unimpeded view in direction of the dawn. The purpose is all the time to reach at the very least 10 minutes earlier than the dawn to benefit from the altering sky. It was chilly and windy so we had been closely dressed and all had bike lights prepared for this beautiful 12.7 kilometre climb on a quiet Jura mountain forest street.

The climb to La Barillette is the third highest paved street within the Juras. There’s a Swisscom communication tower and a Skyguide aviation radar tower on the prime. It has an unimpeded summit view south: immediately beneath is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Excellent!

We cheerfully climbed this beautiful street, chatted a bit of, breathed closely quite a bit. The hassle saved us heat.

There was a powerful Bise (north wind) on the summit and we had been chilly as soon as we stopped pedalling so we had been impatient for the solar to rise. However what an ideal view: Mont Blanc was so clear within the distance, excessive above the clouds. And an orange glow.

After which the solar peeked over the Alps. I want I used to be a greater photographer and knew the best way to absolutely seize the intense lighting, and so forth. However the first few seconds of the solar was superb. Tim was an ideal mannequin and allowed me to yell at him as he rode posed.

It’s fantastic when a loopy concept works out so properly. Thanks for the good firm. That is my fourth dawn experience with Tim, and my second with Richard. We’ve already begun brainstorming an excellent candidate for subsequent yr.

For different dawn rides see:

  1. Cime de la Bonette
  2. Grand Colombier
  3. Mont Ventoux
  4. Mont Salève
  5. Col du Galibier


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