• Haute Route Alps Stage one: Nice to Auron

    Well, the day is upon me. All registered, and bag drop off complete. Now it’s up to me to survive the stage, and ascertain whether or not I’ve done enough training. I’m on the start line with the Fins, Lauri, Tuomas, and Saku, and my roommate Mark. Mark has just completed the Pyrenees week of […]

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    September 19, 2016 By JB
  • Col d’Eze, and beyond

    Col d’Eze, and beyond Never order white coffee in France! Let that be a warning for you. Kicking off the day with a white coffee, it’s just repulsive. From now on I’m only ordering an espresso. It’s safer that way.So I got up early, especially in France, to tackle the Col d’Eze and beyond. Not […]

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    August 26, 2016 By JB
  • Arrived in Nice, and it’s, well, nice.

    After a 48 plus hour journey I’ve finally arrived in Nice. Many thanks to Peter Sedin for making my flight more pleasurable. On that Air NZ flight from LA to London there was a gy that needs to be DNA assessed. He managed to sleep for the whole10 hours. That in itself is not amazing, […]

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    August 24, 2016 By JB