The itinerary for today included the Col Les Saisies, Cormet de Roselend (Cat 1) and the option of La Plagne.
The road to Les Saises was in a terrible condition and would have been a nightmare to trike on so we gave it a miss. The final run down the valley to the hotel for the night was on very busy main roads and again would not have been any fun on a recumbent.
And, hot and sunny again with valley temperatures in the rising 30s.
So we decided that notwithstanding the fact that it was Wednesday we would settle for a “Tuesday Cycling” style of morning.
Started cycling at 10.00am, cycled for about two and a half hours, covered a bit over 30km and then had a roadside picnic lunch instead of a coffee stop.
Only difference was that on the way we climbed Cormet de Roselend, a TdF Cat 1 climb taking us up to 1967m at the Col beside snow clad mountain sides. Very scenic in all senses of the word. On the way down we had some rather technical sweeping bends and tight hairpins including Johan Bruyneel corner, which I am pleased to say we successfully negotiated (if you don’t know what this is just Google Johan Bruyneel)
Thunder storm now (9:30pm) rumbling around. A good downpour to clear the air would be welcome.