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L. a. 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 using. However for more than a few causes this yr it’s been principally from house.

La Dôle

Wooohoo! A marvelous trip in the dead of night freezing chilly to look the dawn with my nice pals Richard and Tim.

A just right dawn trip calls for an unimpeded view against the dawn. The purpose is all the time to reach a minimum of 10 mins prior to the dawn to benefit from the converting sky. It was once chilly and windy so we had been closely dressed and all had motorbike lighting in a position for this beautiful 12.7 kilometre climb on a quiet Jura mountain woodland highway.

The climb to L. a. Barillette is the third very best paved highway within the Juras. There’s a Swisscom verbal exchange tower and a Skyguide aviation radar tower on the best. It has an unimpeded summit view south: immediately under is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and within the distance the Alps. Easiest!

We cheerfully climbed this beautiful highway, chatted just a little, breathed closely so much. The hassle stored us heat.

There was once a robust Bise (north wind) on the summit and we had been chilly after we stopped pedalling so we had been impatient for the solar to upward thrust. However what a really perfect view: Mont Blanc was once so transparent within the distance, top 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 lights, and many others. However the first few seconds of the solar was once superb. Tim was once an ideal fashion and allowed me to yell at him as he rode posed.

It’s glorious when a loopy concept works out so smartly. Thank you for the good corporate. That is my fourth dawn trip with Tim, and my 2d with Richard. We have now already begun brainstorming a just right candidate for subsequent yr.

For different dawn rides see:

  1. Cime de l. a. Bonette
  2. Grand Colombier
  3. Mont Ventoux
  4. Mont Salève
  5. Col du Galibier


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