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La Barillette. Dawn Experience! – 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 varied causes this yr it’s been primarily from residence.

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Wooohoo! A superb experience in the dead of night freezing chilly to see the dawn with my nice buddies Richard and Tim.

A very good dawn experience requires an unimpeded view in the direction of the dawn. The aim is all the time to reach at the very least 10 minutes earlier than the dawn to benefit from the altering sky. It was chilly and windy so we have been closely dressed and all had bike lights prepared for this pretty 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 beneath is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Good!

We cheerfully climbed this pretty highway, chatted slightly, breathed closely so much. The trouble saved us heat.

There was a powerful Bise (north wind) on the summit and we have been chilly as soon as we stopped pedalling so we have been impatient for the solar to rise. However what an amazing 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 find out how 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 nicely. Thanks for the good firm. That is my fourth dawn experience with Tim, and my second with Richard. We now have already begun brainstorming an excellent candidate for subsequent yr.

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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