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Chasing the Pro Peloton: Part I – Tour de Romandie 2013

November 6, 2013

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As a fan of professional bike racing, one of the great advantages of living in Switzerland is my proximity to many of the great bike races that take place every year in Europe. The Alps, in particular, are an irresistable venue to the organizers of epic stage races like the Tour de France, the Tour […]

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Best. Day. Ever. – Riding the Col de la Colombière

December 11, 2012

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We’ve had snow on the ground for a week now, and I switched from riding to xc skiing 2 weeks ago, but I wanted to share another cycling adventure that I had back in late October: climbing the famous Col de la Colombière mountain pass in the Haute Savoie region of France. This was without […]

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Switzerland is Flat! (…sort of): Exploring the Plateau region

November 9, 2012

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When North Americans imagine the Swiss countryside we tend to conjure up images of jagged, snowy peaks and high alpine meadows dotted with cows and traditional wooden chalets. Parts of Switzerland are like that, for sure, but did you know that a large part of the country is FLAT? (OK … sort of). Lausanne, where […]

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Col de Joux Plane – Col-hunting in the French Alps

October 24, 2012

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I am writing today’s post with very mixed feelings. I want tell you how excited I was to complete an ascent to the historic Col de Joux Plane on my road bike last week, a climb that has been featured 11 times in the Tour de France and that is known as one of the […]

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My first epic ride – the Col de Jaman

September 5, 2012

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If you are not a cycling geek, feel free to stop reading now, as this post may not interest you much. I am just going to describe my first experience with tackling a bona fide mountain ascent in the Alps on my road bike. One of my goals while living here is to ride as […]

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Cycling in the Lavaux wine region

August 30, 2012

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One of the things that I was most looking forward to in moving to Switzerland was the availability of world class road cycling routes, particularly in the Alps and the area surrounding Lake Geneva. In my previous visits I was particularly excited by the prospect of cycling through the vineyards of the Lavaux wine region, […]

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