|Podium Girls...Fresh from the prologue||teoteoteo|
Jul 6, 2003 3:28 PM
Look who I bumped into Saturday along the Seine....
I have tons of cool pics and mpegs coming your way when I return. For now it's off to bed as it's 1:20 AM and tomorrow I ride Col D Aravis and Col d Saises (sp?) in the Alps
Jul 6, 2003 3:33 PM
|We'll get enough racing shots from Graham Watson and Cycling News. I vote you keep the podium girl shots coming for the next three weeks. Good luck with the cols tomorrow.|
|Reminds me of the Coors Light commercial||innergel|
Jul 7, 2003 1:54 PM
|Where that guy says "I have French kissed a French woman."
Lovely brunttes are always a plus!
|Me likey the one on the right! =) nm||KG 361|
Jul 6, 2003 3:54 PM
|Me too. From their AND my perspectives. :P||Atombomber|
Jul 6, 2003 4:32 PM
|Enjoy your ride . . .some recommendations if you have time||ms|
Jul 6, 2003 4:52 PM
|I rode both Cols on last year's Etape. However, given that you have put Aravis first, I assume that you are riding in the opposite direction. There is a very nice town, Hautluce, on the descent from Les Saises (which is a 1960s ski resort with little character) which is a good spot for a drink. If you have the legs and energy after climbing Aravis and Saises, there are two additional climbs that you may want to consider. There is a climb from Hautluce to the Col du Joly -- it has a great view of Mt. Blanc and a nice restaurant at the top. The only problem with the Col du Joly is that you have to retrace your steps on the descent -- the road dead ends at the top. A real leg ripper climb is from Beaufort (which is at the bottom of the descent from Les Saises if you are coming South) through Areches to the top of the Col de Pre. It is beautiful, but steep. When you get to the top you can go to the Barrage de Roseland and return to Beaufort via D925. Once you are finished riding, I have a restaurant recommendation -- last year I ate at a hotel/restaurant that is off of the D902 between the Cormet de Roseland and Bourg St. Maurice. Looking at the map, I think that it was at les Chapieux. The restaurant is on the bottom level of a hotel that is part of a hostel/hotel group of buildings that once was a French army garrison. The complex is in an incredible valley -- the rocks and stuff from the winter snow and thaw make it look like someting from another planet. The best diots (sausages) and tartiflette that I had in the Alps last year were at this place. It is very rustic. We were taken to this place by French friends. I got the impression that this was not on the beaten path of English-speaking tourists (a plus in my book).|
|what's that hanging around their neck??||marcoxxx|
Jul 7, 2003 5:48 AM
|looks like a tool??...they do service too?