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2015 - Vosges with Tourclub Kerkrade Day1



Every year, the Tourclub that I'm riding with, organizes a 2-3 Day trip. This year the trip takes us into the french Vosges.

Friday 04-09-2015

We leave towards the Vosges. Our stay is in the chalets of Cap France La Bolle.

After checking in and finding our way around the parc, we leave for a short first ride of 57 km and 905hm.

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Our guide Peter knows the Vosges inside out. We ride some easy climbs like Col du Palon, Chatas, Col des Raids and the Paradis

After the ride it is clear to me that I have to change the wheelset from high Carbon  to low Aluminium, due to the winds on top of the mountains and because of the better brakepower in the descents.