Col de Sarennes

Cycling AscentsThis week I decided to ride over the Col de Sarennes – the ‘back’ way up to Alpe D’Huez, as it has been a while since I’ve been over that way, and it’s one of my favourite rides.  As I’m not training for any races now, I decided that I’d take it easy, and bring along the camera as there are often some great views to capture up there.  I wasn’t disappointed Continue reading “Col de Sarennes”

Paul Kimmage Defense Fund

Cycling Ascents After seeing a few articles pop up on various sites, I’ve decided to give some money to a complete stranger.  Well, I don’t know the guy personally, but I’ve read his book, Rough Ride a number of times.  The ‘guy’ is Paul Kimmage, and for those of you who don’t know, he’s an ex-pro cyclist who ended his career and then wrote a book in order to expose the level of doping that was (and perhaps still is) prevalent in cycling.  Continue reading “Paul Kimmage Defense Fund”

Exploring New Climbs…

Cycling AscentsNow that my ‘race season’ has finished, I’m scouring Strava for new routes and climbs I can do before the winter approaches and my choice of rides is severely limited.  For those of you who haven’t used Strava before, it’s a web based tool where you can track your rides by downloading GPS data and then compare your times over routes and climbs to other people.  Continue reading “Exploring New Climbs…”