I left the pub at 6.25 after the mother of all sleeps. Just as well because the first part is straight up 2000 feet! I got to Oberalp Col in under 2 hours 🙂 and had a celebratory frustuck at 2045metres above sea level, this is also the watershed for The Rhine and The Rhone rivers.
I thought it was going to be all downhill from there but as a fellow diner at my lunch in Ildnz took great pains to point out there were going to be a series of whoppers until I got to Bonadoz. Through spectacular scenery – The Swiss Grand Canyon as its called locally. The whole of the ride so far is through stunning alpine scenery and the railway follows the route closely so for lazy sods you can dip in and out 🙂
I did 69miles in 7hr 40mins about 9mph plus over 3 hours of stops. Goodness knows the total ascent but must be over 3000feet. A fair bit of the way is over rough tracks so to be kind to the bike I had to slow down a fair bit 🙂
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