Cambridge to Les Gets 2013 route

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Using the Adze programme I stitched together all the GPS trails for my ride to Les Gets.  Each day is given a different colour. There are a total of 25,471 points over the 761 miles (about 53 yards apart)

Clicking on the map will download a file that you can open in Google Earth taking  you through the route in minute detail.

Here is an example taken from Google Earth when I was in Gray, debating whether to stay or carry on.

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Day 13 – Final day into Les Gets

I finally made it to my apartment in Les Gets 13 days after leaving Cambridge &  with 76 hours perched on my Brooks B17 saddle. Total distance covered this time 774 miles (1237km) which means when moving I was averaging about 10mph.

The day was very tough for me, as the profile shows:

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I’m not going to get any speed prizes though. For the Route des Gets climb I came 295th out of 295 on Strava 🙁

WTF A Brompton overtook me!The most humiliating part of the day was when a guy on a Brompton steamed past on me on the climb out of Morez. I was going to ask him how many pedals he broke doing a 200 metre climb – but he was gone..

The most amazing part of the day is that there were NO trucks at all on the N5 mountain pass. Have they been banned? or don’t they like all the roadworks. Whatever the reason it’s a great benefit to we cyclists, the biggest danger was the cars lugging their wide camping trailers.

Here is the Strava for the day:

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The days pics are here.

And here is an overview of my spreadsheet:

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