Category Archives: Haute Route

Training after Haute Route Alps: 6 weeks later…

My cycling blogging has greatly reduced since finishing the Haute Route Alps (HRA) mirroring the welcome reduction in my training.  It may be interesting to show graphically what has happened over the 6 weeks since my last Haute Route training post : Advertisements

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Bike bags for flying

A blog post stimulated by John K. comment: Hi Jan, I’m looking for a bike bag. Can you share with us which one Sharon let you and any pro/negative comments. Thanks Let me start with a caveat: While I have flown … Continue reading

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Moving on after Haute Route Alps: New bike?

On Monday night, after a long journey from Nice to Frankfurt to Chicago, I was treated to a warm welcome home and unexpected Haute Route & birthday celebration.  Loved it! Shannon emailed her mom: “Even though he is now 47, … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013: Epilogue. (Lessons learned; what this means and what it doesn’t…)

Two days after completing the Haute Route Alps (HRA) 2013, I am writing this epilogue to share suggestions and lessons learned before my memory of the challenges will fade and only the glory will remain.  Please keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013 Final Stage 7: Finish Report and New Friends

Yesterday’s briefing started with “good or bad” news: due to impending thunderstorms over Nice and the Col de Vence, police required the race organizers that the police convoy should arrive on the Promenade des Anglais at 13:00 instead of the … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013 Stage 6: Report (My Birthday Stage!)

(The stage report first, followed by official stage info) For my birthday, I got offered the hardest stage of the week (described more below to put it in perspective).  Fittingly, my marathon stage 6’s theme-song was: “It’s my birthday. I … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013 Stage 5: Report Jausiers – Cime de la Bonette (Individual Time Trial)

The stage report first, followed by official stage info: My Stage Report: Day Classification: 170th ; 01:40:26 General Classification: 97th; 21:34:56 Today was a first for me: an individual time trial!  The start was just like on TV: last night, we each got … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013 Stage 4: Report

Stage 4: Serre Chevalier – Pra Loup Wednesday 21.08.2013 Distance: 118 km Cols & Ascents: 3 Total Ascent: 3000m; Total Descent: 2800m My Stage Report (official stage info below): Day Classification: 108 General Classification: 92 While I took the news that our bikes were stolen … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013 Stage 3: Report

I had written an entire update on what happened today but the darn wordpress didnt save it on the iphone! I had enough bad luck today and No more energy to retype it all… Suffice it to say I got … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps 2013 Stage 2: Report

The official summary first, followed by my stage report. This one will be shorter 🙂 Stage 2: Megève – Val d’Isère Monday 19.08.2013 Distance: 108 km Cols & Ascents: 3 Total Ascent: 3400m; Total Descent: 2600m Official info from HR: … Continue reading

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