Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tour Mont Blanc Day 3.

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Eating breakfast on the way up to the Col de Bonhomme. Hard graft pushing for the most part.

From the summit, really technical riding for the first section, thereafter easier, though loads of walkers (today being Saturday).

Good to bump into an old friend on the way down, Al Powell, who was doing the 2 day "Tour de Beaufortain" running race.

Once at the bottom more road. The climb up to Bionassay, and on to the Col de Voza being particualrly steep and tiring.

Anti climax on the final descent, as the VTT diversion was loose gravel and nowhere near as fun as the other descent.

A short day today, only 7 hours in the saddle.

Total of 175Km over the three days, moving time 22'52", giving a staggering average speed of 7.7kph.

Summary, a great route, which I walked anti-clockwise some 20 years ago. There's plenty of road, though don't underestimate the distance or the climbs, it's a tough ride, though with fantadtic scenery.

I'll be back.

2 Comments:

At 2:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds fun, is the VTT route waymarked, any websites giving the route? All ive found is guided tours.

cheers

Neal

 
At 8:33 pm, Blogger Richard said...

Neal, for the most part it follows the walking TMB. There is no definitive VTT route as such.

 

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