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La Barillette. Dawn Trip! – 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 numerous causes this yr it’s been primarily from dwelling.

La Dôle

Wooohoo! A superb journey at nighttime freezing chilly to see the dawn with my nice mates Richard and Tim.

A superb dawn journey requires an unimpeded view in the direction of the dawn. The objective is at all times to reach no less than 10 minutes earlier than the dawn to benefit from the altering sky. It was chilly and windy so we had been closely dressed and all had bike lights prepared for this beautiful 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 under is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Excellent!

We cheerfully climbed this beautiful street, chatted a bit, breathed closely loads. The trouble stored us heat.

There was a robust Bise (north wind) on the summit and we had been chilly as soon as we stopped pedalling so we had been impatient for the solar to rise. However what an important 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 learn how to absolutely seize the intense lighting, and so on. However the first few seconds of the solar was wonderful. Tim was an ideal mannequin and allowed me to yell at him as he rode posed.

It’s great when a loopy concept works out so effectively. Thanks for the nice firm. That is my fourth dawn journey with Tim, and my second with Richard. Now we have already begun brainstorming a superb candidate for subsequent yr.

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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