The Legendary Alpe d’Huez Ascent
Today was the long awaited Alpe d’Huez climb, another famous long, steep Tour de France climb with its legendary 21 turns.
We got so lucky with the weather as we avoided the storm and had very pleasant weather for our ride….
…although it looked a bit threatening and slightly ominous as we prepared to depart.
I decided to take my time and stop several times to take plenty of photos of this legendary climb. It is insane to think about how many cyclists have done this climb!
I am very proud of Brad for his accomplishment… (one of his athlete friends told him he wasn’t allowed back in the US if he took more than an hour to climb Alpe d’Huez) …well, look at our Strava times: Brad with a time of 56.09, placed 3,170 out of 137,355 and I placed 117 out of 339 e-bikers with a time of 1:06:27!
We then passed through Grenoble and stopped at my favorite pastry shop – Pâtisserie Etienne CULOT!
We ended the day by spending a great evening with friends!