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Monday, July 15, 2024

La Barillette. Dawn Trip! – 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 using. However for numerous causes this 12 months it’s been primarily from residence.

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Wooohoo! A superb trip at midnight freezing chilly to see the dawn with my nice pals Richard and Tim.

A very good dawn trip requires an unimpeded view in direction of the dawn. The aim is at all times to reach no less than 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 highway.

The climb to La Barillette is the third highest paved highway 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 under is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Excellent!

We cheerfully climbed this beautiful highway, chatted a little bit, breathed closely lots. The trouble 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 a terrific 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 methods to totally seize the intense lighting, and many others. 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 great when a loopy concept works out so effectively. Thanks for the good firm. That is my fourth dawn trip with Tim, and my second with Richard. We now have already begun brainstorming an excellent candidate for subsequent 12 months.

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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