It's been two years since I first visited the French alps with my bike, this time it was with my partner and with my bike Phil instead of Mr Ramen. This time we were based up the top of Alpe d'Huez instead of at La Garde which meant we started right at the top, meaning at the end of every ride we would have to generally climb a lot more! I had some bad luck before I even left, as I was packing my bike and deflated my rear tyre, it delaminated and I had to swap it for a spare...
TRP Spyre discs in the alps at some point.
Funnily enough this was also the way to the col du Glandon and the col de la Croix de Fer which are two mountain passes our bikes are named after.
Hey presto! no climbing back up to the resort... The ski cabin was relatively empty during the summer months and only really accommodated cyclists and hikers.
All in all we still had an enjoyable ride and lookd forward, for tomorrow the Tour de France would be passing us up Alpe d'Huez in the final mountain stage of the 2015 Tour de France.