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Kev

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The Col de la Galabrier was full of cyclists:
 

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But they did not distract me from the nice views:
 

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Because of the cycle race (The "Marmotte" mountain race), the top of the pass was closed.
After the tunnel, the road going down, and the valley to cross:
 

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There were some fantastic views on the way down:
 

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« Last Edit: July 10, 2007, 12:57:15 am by Kev »
 

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But I just had to take another moment to admire my bike! :)
 

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We arrive in Bardonecchia, find a hotel, have a beer (or few) and dinner!
 

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The next morning Carl does not want to get out of bed...

 

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But there are trails to be ridden up the Sommeiller!
 

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Up and up...
 

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and up...
 

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Until I have to stop to take in the views:
 

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And enjoy the solitude for a while...

 

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Before reaching the "end of the road" up the Sommeiller for this years Stella.

 

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And chat with friends from Orange Crush on ADVRider. Aurel:

 

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Aurel's T-shirt says it all...

 

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The it is time to go down...
 

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And leave the barren landscape...
 

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To enter the valley...

 

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Where things start turning green again: