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Could be a warm one this year.. 34 degrees predicted in Grenoble on Friday.

http://www.meteo-grenoble.com/previsions.php

Russell
www.grenoblecycling.com

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  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    34 degrees. :shock: Yikes.
    Rich
  • topcattimtopcattim Posts: 766
    Won't need to bring the leg-warmers then...
  • stjohnswellstjohnswell Posts: 482
    I was hoping for more like 17 degrees :(
  • .....I've been training all winter for this at 34 degrees ....perfect ! :?
  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    Even worse. Latest update, now it looks like it is going to be hot, and wet.

    http://www.meteo-grenoble.com/previsions.php
    Rich
  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
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  • I guess it may change as the week goes on, but it's not going to be too cold. I see they're predicting 32 degrees for the south of England, and 36 degrees in Grenoble for Friday with a cooler 29 degrees for Saturday with 70% chance of rain. We will need big water bottles on the bike this year and a rain cape in the back pocket.

    Russell
    www.grenoblecycling.com
  • my thoughts exactly, liversedge.

    This forecast is still 6 days off, so if it's anything like the beeb it'll be completely different by tuesday. I hope :?

    AS a survivor of last year's etape it'd be nice to avoid having a repeat of the '98 tour coming over the galibier.....
  • mark_dmark_d Posts: 61
    I guess it may change as the week goes on, but it's not going to be too cold. I see they're predicting 32 degrees for the south of England, and 36 degrees in Grenoble for Friday with a cooler 29 degrees for Saturday with 70% chance of rain. We will need big water bottles on the bike this year and a rain cape in the back pocket.

    Ack. What're the descents like when the roads are wet?
  • AndyRubioAndyRubio Posts: 880
    grenoble had 32 degrees this time last year, was a few degrees cooler up in th'ills
  • http://www.meteo-chamrousse.com/previsions.php

    Chamrousse is the ski resort that you can see from Grenoble, so you'll get an idea of the temperatures at the same altitude as Alpe d'Huez from the above link.

    Russell
    www.grenoblecycling.com
  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    my thoughts exactly, liversedge.

    This forecast is still 6 days off, so if it's anything like the beeb it'll be completely different by tuesday. I hope :?

    AS a survivor of last year's etape it'd be nice to avoid having a repeat of the '98 tour coming over the galibier.....

    I won't be trying to put my rain cape on whilst moving unlike jullich and pantani if it's like that
  • AndyRubioAndyRubio Posts: 880
    In 2007 it was -1 at the top of Galibier and high 30s in the lower parts of the road to of Alpe D'Huez (Ken Night's computer actually said 42 degrees). The south-facing slopes get all the sun then bounce it back atcha at the very moment when you don't want it. I wish I was doing it again this year damn damn damn damn
  • clantonclanton Posts: 1,287
    AndyRubio wrote:
    In 2007 it was -1 at the top of Galibier and high 30s in the lower parts of the road to of Alpe D'Huez (Ken Night's computer actually said 42 degrees). The south-facing slopes get all the sun then bounce it back atcha at the very moment when you don't want it. I wish I was doing it again this year damn damn damn damn

    Last year on Alpe D'Huez was HOT too, the streams running down the mountain can provide welcome relief though!
  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    Ok, so let's assume it is going to be very HOT

    How are you adjusting your fuelling strategy?

    I was goinmg to do the following:

    >0:00 @ Start >> 2x750ml
    +2:00 @ Glandon >> 2x750ml
    +2:30 @ Valloire >> 2x750ml
    +1:30 @ Galibier >> 2x750ml
    +1:30 @ Galibier >> 2x750ml
    +2:30 @ Finish >> Beer

    What would you do extra in light of the heat?

    +1x750ml at AdH?
    Rich
  • Better now, 30% chance of rain and 29 degrees. Sunshine in the morning.

    http://www.meteo-grenoble.com/previsions.php

    Russell
    www.grenoblecycling.com

    PS - when you log in to the Sportcommunication website, are you all down for the Marmotte and Randoneeur category?

    Dossard N° : 7202
    Epreuve : Marmotte
    Catégorie : RANDONNEUR
  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    when you log in to the Sportcommunication website, are you all down for the Marmotte and Randoneeur category?

    Dossard N° : 7202
    Epreuve : Marmotte
    Catégorie : RANDONNEUR
    Nope. Starts like this, but once medical certificate has been accepted it is updated to:

    Dossard N° : 7202
    Epreuve : Marmotte
    Catégorie : D Homme de 30 a 39 ans
    Rich
  • dedded Posts: 120
    PS - when you log in to the Sportcommunication website, are you all down for the Marmotte and Randoneeur category?
    Yes, but a friend who e-mailed his scanned doctor's note a few days before me is now "complete" and no longer a randonneur, so I think they are just being slow in updating the website. Quel surprise! He's actually in France right now and persuaded the tourist info in Bourg to check with SportCommunication and they apparently said that as long as you show the doc's note at registration, you will get put into the correct category...
  • de_sistide_sisti Posts: 1,219
    Here's a recent forecast. for Bourg D'Oisans. Let's hope it changes for the better.
    (It did improve from yesterday).
  • http://www.meteo-grenoble.com/previsions.php

    Okay, getting closer to Saturday and the forecast is now predicting a hot day with 34 degrees in Grenoble. That'll probably be about 29 in Bourg d'Oisans and make the first few kilometres of the Alpe quite hot. Thunderstorms predicted but still not sure.

    Russell
    www.grenoblecycling.com
  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    Currently 29deg in Grenoble. Still 30% chance of rain?
    Rich
  • only 10% chance of rain on sat afternoon and only a high of 28...bring it on ! :D
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