|proof I carried my camera up Galibier|
|riders & bikes packed in the gondola|
I recognized the highway we were on as it was the main road that took me to the World Cup MTB marathon in Val Thorens back in 2006.
|photo I took of Stephanie climbing on her own!|
|relaxed and waiting for Team SOLO - photo Helena|
|hurry Team SOLO - photo by Helena|
|riding behind Team SOLO - photo by Helena|
After a nice break, I rode another couple km when finally there was a feedzone. I grabbed some skinny packages thinking they were gummies like Clif. Biting into one later, it squirted all over me as it was a liquid gel, nice.
Starting into Col Galibier, I felt more energized to tackle it though then I felt a wind hoping it was temporary. That strong wind was with us the whole next 1200m up on a super exposed very cool scenic mountain pass. To ride this Col was truly amazing. I was picturing crowds from the Tour all over watching the agony of racers climb.
|Made it though, crap, my feet hurt!|
|Marg & Gabi in front of the climb up Galibier|
|Lunch in front of Galibier with German Team Claudia & Martin & Gabi|
That night when we were out for dinner, the waitress thought she misunderstood me when I ordered two separate main courses. The guys followed my double order.