Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fun bike stuff over the last 5 months

Fun bike stuff over the last 5 months

France:  So my girlfriend Julia had some work stuff in Nice, France back in September.  Rumor has it that the Tour de France and Paris-Nice roll through there, and allegedly, there are great beaches there, so I thought maybe I should tag along.  We ate awesome food and hung out on some really fantastic beaches but about that bike stuff…

I had rented a bike from this company we-rent-bikes.com (because I figured they would have bikes) for two days when Julia was doing most of her work stuff.  I had two great rides planned with huge climbs right outside of Nice.  Unfortunately, my first ride day also happened to be the only crappy weather day we had and I got rained out.  So on the second (first?) day of riding, I chose to do the ride with the famous climbs, the Col d’Eze (rhymes with ‘fez’) and the Col de la Madone.  The Col d’Eze is very frequently used in Paris-Nice and will be in the Tour de France this coming year.  The climb starts in a random Nice neighborhood and ascends to the village of Eze.