Last night I was out at a party until about 5am, despite that I spent an absolutely fantastic Sunday with a certain someone(despite the slight hangover) having a mega lie in, lounging around, playing in my garden (which is huge and consists of a forest, waterfalls, a treehouse, some old buildings, a vinyard, a pond a swimming pool and all sorts of other things…) and at the end of the day I ended up going for an hour or two on the bike.
Had not been up La Bastille for a while so went up there, I decided I would ride up as far as I could before the sun went down and it got too dark to ride! And lets see if I can finally steal this KOM from someone on La Vierge Noir descent.
The first time I had gone up this climb since I got my new chainring for my birthday, I realised I was using a 36t beast whilst trying to climb all these steep offroad sections in the alps! I am not down to a 32t which makes life easier and am now actually able to climb a lot more stuff!
The trail is pretty worn in up here since there are so many people that come walking up here as its straight out of the centre of the city almost! Since I came quite late at night there was no one up here with me though so got a good run down. Starting to know this track quite well however had not done this top part for a while and got VERY wild on a few sections, adrenaline pumping stuff had me shouting and screaming in fear/excitement, riding on the edge and almost hitting a tree at one point and a big boulder at another point. I managed to keep everything in shape… just! and made it down in a hurry with a massive smile on my face. Great end fantastic day!!!
I didn’t steal that KOM however… next time!