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zebulon

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Re: A few passes in South French Alps
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 13:14:23 »
View from Galibier West:



And Est:



We try another day to go to Col du Parpaillon (2783m) http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_du_Parpaillon ; less known, it is parallel to Col de Vars.







It was a wonderful too ! But due to the recents storms the gravel road was very washed away, we decided to turn around a few kilometers before the pass; 2 on the bike and alone (only one bike)  :-\ it was very difficult and hazardous...
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Re: A few passes in South French Alps
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2014, 04:00:06 »
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It was a wonderful too ! But due to the recents storms the gravel road was very washed away, we decided to turn around a few kilometers before the pass; 2 on the bike and alone (only one bike)  :-\ it was very difficult and hazardous...

Shame about that, I was just thinking 'what stunning weather you were having', by the photographs.
I would love to explore the area more; I crossed from Italy to France somewhere near Briancon but in the middle of the night! I slept under a tree, which I later found in Google earth. When I stopped for a bite to eat and to add a layer of clothes, I looked up and remembered what night skies used to look like stupendous!

JK

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Re: A few passes in South French Alps
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2014, 13:09:17 »


Shame about that, I was just thinking 'what stunning weather you were having', by the photographs.
I would love to explore the area more; I crossed from Italy to France somewhere near Briancon but in the middle of the night! I slept under a tree, which I later found in Google earth. When I stopped for a bite to eat and to add a layer of clothes, I looked up and remembered what night skies used to look like stupendous!

JK


we had various weather, and choose the better days to ride ... storms on evening and night ...  ;)
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Re: A few passes in South French Alps
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2014, 13:41:38 »
Last day ride we go to Italy by col de Montgenèvre



Then we go to the beginning (or the end  ;D ) of Strada dell Assietta (http://www.stradadellassietta.it/inglese/index.php)a 40 km gravel road with some passes but due to our bad experience 2 days before and the weather was not good ; we decide to come back later





Then a small visit by Briançon ( near the JK's tree  ;D )



 

Riding back home a few days later by this pass



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Re: A few passes in South French Alps
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2014, 16:07:35 »
@Zebulon.....You and the goats, Zeb!

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Re: A few passes in South French Alps
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 21:54:57 »
I have some more "under the elbow"  ;)
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