Friday, November 6, 2009

Tour de Suisse avec Speed Theory

Last week I rode 500 km over 5 days in the Swiss alps, over many mountain cols. I rented a brand-new Trek Alpha in Geneva, complete with Look Keo pedals (they ask you what cleats you use and they put the pedals on) I had many positive comments about the team kit, and being the end of October the roads were quiet. In Switzerland the roads are billiard-table smooth with nary a pebble, and the motorists are very accommodating. As Ferris Bueller would say, if you have the means I highly recommend it.

Here was the approximate route.


Kyle Marcotte said...


Best riding country I've ever visited.

Trev said...

Dude... did you take you HERO cam ?? I want some 15 and 20 min long videos of you ascending and descending those climbs !!


Rod M said...

Small world, my aunt is 5 minutes from you (just over the border)
Still unbelievably expensive?

Dennis said...

The HERO cam would have been a great idea! To bad I didn't think of it before. There were definitely some epic climbs and one descent over 1500 m that made COP look like a Saskatchewan road. It's still expensive there but my friend has a chalet in Les Diablerets which helped. (available for rent)

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