domingo, abril 2, 2023

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 driving. However for varied causes this 12 months it’s been primarily from dwelling.

La Dôle

Wooohoo! A superb trip at midnight freezing chilly to see the dawn with my nice buddies Richard and Tim.

An excellent dawn trip requires an unimpeded view in the direction of the dawn. The aim is all the time to reach a minimum of 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 street.

The climb to La Barillette is the third highest paved street 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: instantly beneath is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Excellent!

We cheerfully climbed this pretty street, chatted a bit, breathed closely quite a bit. The trouble saved us heat.

There was a robust 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 excellent 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 easy methods to absolutely seize the brilliant 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 thought works out so effectively. Thanks for the good firm. That is my fourth dawn trip with Tim, and my second with Richard. We’ve got already begun brainstorming a very good candidate for subsequent 12 months.

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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