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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:14 am 
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Ed looks amazing :D definitely in my bucket list. Did you make the correct bike choice decision?


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last time me and mrs were at the galibier it was like that. Pantani stopped on the descent to cape up and then cracked on to take 9 minutes out of Ullrich at deux alpes. A grim day for cycling. Fortunately we took the car out that day.
Back at the campsite, the dutchmen partied all day cos Ullrich had lost. Boy, can they sup ale those dutchmen. By tea time the bar was out of stock.


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FemtoMetre wrote:
Does anyone know the grades of any of these climbs? Perhaps they are on a website somewhere.

http://www.climbbybike.com


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kaiser wrote:
Ed looks amazing :D definitely in my bucket list. Did you make the correct bike choice decision?


Did not regret my bike choice once, only issue was a snapped seatpost binder bolt when I lowered the saddle slightly to give a more comfortable seated climbing position. Quick trip to Le Hardware Store and a rudimentary but effective solution was fashioned. Didn't see many other steel bikes/quill stems/downtube shifters but a slightly tatty purple De Rosa Nuovo Classico caught my eye.

A couple more photos - the top of the Galibier was worse than it looks (heavy rain for the last 6km or so and then, at the summit, a hailstorm) and the lake is about 250m climb above Alpe d'Huez.


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Hope you took a L'equipe for the descent :D


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kaiser wrote:
Hope you took a L'equipe for the descent :D


Nope, Endura Retrobike gilet (they'll make a marketeer out of me yet :wink: ).


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one-eyed_jim wrote:
FemtoMetre wrote:
Does anyone know the grades of any of these climbs? Perhaps they are on a website somewhere.

http://www.climbbybike.com


Bookmarked. Excellent website. Thx.


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