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My Alp d’Huez

When I was in Grenoble in October last year, one of the things I’d planned to do in my free time was climb the famous . I was all set to catch the bus to Bourg d’Oisans, hire a bike and attempt the climb. Little did I know that my bus timetable did not apply on Sundays and seeing that I was leaving the next day I couldn’t afford to go in the evening. Since then, however, I’ve been riding to work 4 days a week (realising I was an idiot to think I could do the famous climb in my then state of fitness!) and have been eyeing up my own mini Alp d’Huez. Well today I got home, dropped my bag off, went back into North Sydney, across the bridge, and on my way back I finally did the climb. Here, courtesy of Google Earth, I present my Alp d’Huez:

My Alp d'Huez

Looks tiny doesn’t it!?