"Take Me To The Mountain"

Getting to the Alpe d'Huez in our 1992 19' Fiat Knaus was a bit of an adventure. This video is long (nearly 20 minutes) but will give you a sense of how the ride was. The actual ascent was for the better part of an hour.

The star of this show is Charity. You can hear her attempting repeatedly to get me to park here, park there, park anywhere but higher than we were at that particular moment. Near the end of the video she is implicit in her demand for me to park immediately, but the fun comes from listening to her "boil" up to that point. It is quite funny.

In fairness to her, I overheard another couple and the wife actually went to the back of their camper and laid on the floor as the husband ascended the same roads we did. It is a bit overwhelming at times!

This is Part One of what will be a four or maybe five part series of our Tour de France experience on the Alpe d'Huez.

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