French Alps, 2002

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July 13. My first night in France

July 13. My first night in France

July 16. On the way to Champagneux

July 16. On the way to Champagneux

French countryside

French countryside


July 18. Loop ride from Rencurel

July 18. Loop ride from Rencurel

Brad, returning to Rencurel

Brad, returning to Rencurel

July 19.

July 19.


Chichilianne: Watching the Tour de France

Chichilianne: Watching the Tour de France

July 20.

July 20.

View on the climb of L'Alpe D'Huez

View on the climb of L’Alpe D’Huez


On the climb of L'Alpe D'Huez

On the climb of L’Alpe D’Huez

July 21. About to climb the Galibier

July 21. About to climb the Galibier

At the summit of the Col du Galibier

At the summit of the Col du Galibier

July 22. Morning view from Albeiz-le-Jeune

July 22. Morning view from Albeiz-le-Jeune


July 23. Heading to Albertville

July 23. Heading to Albertville

July 25. Heading up to watch the Tour de France

July 25. Heading up to watch the Tour de France


Our van on the Col des Aravis

Our van on the Col des Aravis

(The US Postal team)

(The US Postal team)


July 26. On a 93-mile day to Eloise

July 26. On a 93-mile day to Eloise

Statistics

On this, my first bicycle tour in Europe, I kept track of distance in kilometers, and did not bother to record elapsed ride time. I estimate I averaged 12.5 mph overall, while riding, an average speed I seemed to maintain on my first several tours. Hence, the total time I spent riding is an estimate based on that average

Date Description kilometers Miles Time MPH Feet Feet/Mile
Saturday, July 13, 2002 Arrive in Ferney-Voltaire, France 18.5 11.5 300 26
Sunday, July 14, 2002 Ferney-Voltaire 93.4 58.0 4400 76
Monday, July 15, 2002 to Tailoires, France 108.3 67.3 6584 98
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 to Champagneux 121.0 75.2 6440 86
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 to Rencurel; rain (rode in the van) 13.5 8.4 950 113
Thursday, July 18, 2002 Rencurel 83.0 51.6 4550 88
Friday, July 19, 2002 to Chichilianne 142.5 88.5 8500 96
Saturday, July 20, 2002 to Bourg D’Oisans 115.0 71.5 8200 115
Sunday, July 21, 2002 to Albeiz-le-Jeune 106.0 65.9 9400 143
Monday, July 22, 2002 Albeiz-le-Jeune 34.0 21.1 1300 62
Tuesday, July 23, 2002 to Albertville 96.0 59.7 5200 87
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Albertville 83.0 51.6 6300 122
Thursday, July 25, 2002 Albertville 93.0 57.8 7100 123
Friday, July 26, 2002 to Eloise 150.5 93.5 8530 91
Saturday, July 27, 2002 to Ferney-Voltaire 84.0 52.2 4100 79
TOTAL / Average 1341.7 833.7 66:42 12.5 81854 98