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Tour de France 2018


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Friday July 20, 2018
bike up Col de lIseran

Saturday July 21, 2018
Grenoble, France to Geneva

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Geneva to El Granada

train from Grenoble, France to Geneva

I woke up late and moved very slowly.
All I had to do today was take the train for 2 hours back to Geneva.
Very easy.


11:41 Europe time 02:41 California time
Dusty: At Grenoble train station waiting for 1158 train to Geneva
Dusty:  Starting my recovery from a week of insanity by doing as little as humanly possible...where you at Ray?

13:08 Europe time 04:08 California time
Paul: Think Ray has a full day sail back to Barcelona
Paul: Boat's itinerary shows full day at sea, cutting between Corsica and Sardinia
Paul: Probably no service until he gets to Barcelona

13:39 Europe time 04:39 California time
Dusty: I was assuming that...did the math for the 5 days of cycling in the trip..
8597m vertical altitude gained 28205' / 5.34 miles.
165.3km biked uphill / 102.7 miles
Dusty:  About 10km fewer downhill since N side of Col d'Izuord is shorter than south side

15:39 Europe time 06:39 California time
Dusty: Haven't heard from rental car company yet, and they called my cell last Saturday when they realized i still had a second reservation, so i think I'm home free..
Dusty: they'd have a hell of a time coming after me days later saying they never noticed the damage I caused until now, my immediate response would be what on earth are you talking about?

15:39 Europe time 06:39 California time
Dusty: spoke to soon just got an email in French...

15:42 Europe time 06:42 California time
Dusty: Standard thanks for renting email with my invoice attached, I'm home free!



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I found the Art and History museum that Kent mentioned....


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Fortunately they had lots of ancient Roman artifacts...


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Human sacrifice


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17:40 Europe time 02:40 California time
Repos de Diane
Pierre Paul Rubens

18:40 Europe time 09:40 California time
Dusty: Kent, Ray and are I are winding down and you are ready to turn on the afterburners!

18:19 Europe time 09:19 California time
Paul: That's a climb

18:23 Europe time 09:23 California time
Dusty: Saw art history and touristy rich part of old town I hadn't noticed before
Dusty:  Cool museum, spent around 90m there

18:32 Europe time 09:32 California time
Kent: Nice Dusty!  Are you ready to come back?  :)

18:33 Europe time 09:33 California time
Dusty: Very..
Dusty: also...looking forward to 2 weeks it Alaska in 2 weeks!

18:35 Europe time 09:35 California time
Kent: Amazing vert stats!

18:37 Europe time 09:37 California time
Dusty: Yeah I'm kinda pleased to be able to say average of 1 mile vertical / 20 miles uphill per day....forgot to take ibuprofen today, walking is kinda slow and brutal...
Dusty: fixing that now

18:39 Europe time 09:39 California time
Dusty: If there was a rembrandt at the museum i missed it..
Dusty: but that's ok...
Dusty: plenty of Roman stuff

18:44 Europe time 09:44 California time
Kent: I'm doing final packing
Kent:  I'm pissed that I can't, no matter how I try, ween my clothes down
Kent:  I want too many luxuries....

19:04 Europe time 10:04 California time
Dusty: If you're going to the mountains you've got to be prepared for anything!



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Kent: Super picture Dusty!  Were are you staying tonight?

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Dusty: Astoria rules!  It is on the same courtyard as Lido



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Salmon tartar

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Dusty: menu at Le Carnivore..
Dusty: decadant splurge

19:52 Europe time 10:52 California time
Kent: Astoria is nice for single rooms
Kent:  I reserved Lido though
Kent:  Did you think your gear was as safe there as Astoria? 

19:55 Europe time 10:55 California time
Dusty: Probably not, but also cause that was start of trip vs end
Dusty:  Right now I've just got passport and wallet on me, I always have my camelbak backpack with cameras and critical gear..
Dusty: Until now, it is over, i can get home with just my passport if i need to...

20:09 Europe time 11:09 California time
Dusty: Astoria is as nice as Lido is..
Dusty: uh...
Dusty: spartan



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Dusty: They don't mess around, this is one of the best pieces of flesh I've eaten..
Dusty: mushroom sauce

20:20 Europe time 11:20 California time
Kent: Did you have a 100chf Swiss food day today?  😀

20:26 Europe time 11:26 California time
Dusty: 69 menu plus drinks..
Dusty: 2 leftover beers from the grocery store in Briancon for lunch...

20:29 Europe time 11:29 California time
Dusty: Menu is salmon tartar plus beer filet plus desert..
Dusty: salmon tartar was nothing special bit certainly yummy..
Dusty: beef is pretty primal

20:33 Europe time 11:33 California time
Kent: Great last nights meal Dusty! 

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Dusty: Money is no object right now



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Dusty: Chocolate fondue..
Dusty: discovered that in 2015 in Lyon.
Dusty: amazing

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Dusty: With a blackcurrant wine


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Kent: Nice are you up by the controversial pubescent girl statue in old town?

21:25 Europe time 12:25 California time
Dusty:Oh there she is, I missed her on the way up cause i was looking for restaurants.
Dusty: yes I ate just uphill from her maybe 75m, within site i think though there are a row of trees almost blocking perfectly from where i sat and i was looking in the wrong direction all night

21:36 Europe time 12:36 California time
Kent: I could tell by the slope of the road in your table picture
Kent:  She's been stolen before!

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Dusty: Yeah Genevas great when you're ignore all the prices cause it is victory over sanity night



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Kent: Nice!  Cinema transat probably just started by the lake
Kent:  Outdoor movie
Kent:  Good vibes.



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Dusty: Dj at an expensive restaurant lakeside, i just recorded several minutes, id send it but its huge...


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Dusty: Jamaican Mule watching the Swiss do their silent disco thing..
Dusty: except everyone can hear music...

23:06 Europe time 14:06 California time
Dusty: Looks like the party is over at 2300, all the blue discoers just left the floor dejected...
Dusty: i still hear the same song going, so it must be the green song cause they're still dancing


23:33 Europe time 08:33 California time

One last indulgence.... churros and toblerone were excellent


Previous
Friday July 20, 2018
bike up Col de lIseran

Saturday July 21, 2018
Grenoble, France to Geneva

Next
Sunday July 22, 2018
Geneva to El Granada