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WimVDD

Member since Nov 2014 • Last active Jul 2021

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Did the Lautaret two years ago when I toured the more southern part of the Alps. Went over the Crox de Fer today. Boy, that col is long...

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Some impressions. Weather was ok in Lyon so decided to head for the Alps. Went from Lyon to the Chartreuse range passing the Col des Portes (1000 m), than over the Mont du Chat (1500 m) to Chambery and Albertville and Monday I arrived at St Jean de Maurienne after crossing the Madeleine. Yesterday was a day if relative rest and climbed the double Telegraphe-Galibier. Today taking my stuff and hope my legs are good enough to get over Croix de Fer.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    very nice. Love the colour.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Booking was easy, you only have to select the "bike" option. You only can take bikes that are partially disassembled (wheels off) and that are in a bag (max dimensions 125 x 95 cm, I believe).

    It worked fine for me two years ago (Bruxelles to Valence) so hope it goes as easy as back then.

    Wim

  • in Current Projects
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    I heard...But weather predictions are bad for the Northeast of the Alps so will probably head south (Ventoux, Luberon,...).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Another "work in progress" (i'd better finish some of the others first, I know...). I call it "Fathers day 1976". Still in a rough phase.

  • in Current Projects
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    Thanks. It's the original, though. It's an early nineties mtb, remember. 😉

  • in Current Projects
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    Frame is a 1991 Scott Boulder. Originally came with 7 speed LX but I went for 8 speed LX icw Sugino Mighty 900 compact cranks (using a 12-25 cassette so need a 22/32/44 in the front).

  • in Current Projects
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    Thanks.
    Sure, need to mount the cages. Bought 2 one liter bidons today but have to go through my spares for decent cages. They're indispensible. Thinking of going east as I would like to climb Colle del Nivolet in the Aosta Valley.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Taking the TGV to Lyon next Friday for a one week tour through the Alps. Thinking of heading for the Aosta valley as I really would love to climb Colle del Nivolet.

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