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I will be there in July!

Climbing Mt. Ventoux on one of the rest days and then L'Alpe a couple of days later. Is the triple for looks or did you really use it? Just curious, and a little nervous!
 

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I really used it. There are parts of the mountain that are near 12 percent grade. It's also a narrow road, so there's no stopping ... unless you can clip back in on a steep grade. I had a 12x23 in back, by the way.

I didn't sleep a wink the night before Ventoux. L'Alpe d'Huez was a comparative picnic. Ramaz was easy. Galibier (except for the last km) was fun. Ventoux was hard work. But fun. Bring your plastic or some Euros; you'll want to buy your medallion when you get to the top. Bring your camera, too. (Obviously!) And the ride down the other side, on beautifully paved road, is a rush. We hit 50.

Good luck!
 
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