Let me share this beautiful cycle ride up Col de Jour Plane, or should I call it an uphill slog,
struggle or sheer brute of a ride!!It's approximately eight miles up from the bottom of Samoens and an accent of 989 metres. Let me put this into Lakeland fell size Scafell pike is 978 metres. So for an artist who likes the colour pink It's an Everest!!
With plenty of Spring flowers to pass the slow gear with.
And the mountain peak of Criou on my right to admire
This is where the going gets tough
And who cares if there's a mountain behind to admire
Into the snow level, and I'm thinking I bet the cafe isn't open at the top
that sells those lovely raspberry tartlets
Wild crocuses were popping through as I passed at a super fast speed
The closed road didn't turn us back! Upward and onward we were on a mission
Don't you just hate partners that don't seem to break sweat, while you struggle on pink and puce from exhaustion
Wearing the pink jersey and one last push to the top.
We made it to the top. A stunning ride, hard work but worth all the puffing and panting
Look at the snow line, but the cafe is shut!!! No Raspberry tartlet today