March sees the snow starting to melt in the valley where we live in Bourg d’Oisans and some of the smaller (1300m+) climbs become more accessible and the weather a little warmer. March is when I traditionally up my riding in preperation for the summer ahead. My first big ride in the area took me up to the tiny village of Oulles at 1410m above sea level.
As you can see from the pictures there was still a little snow on the roads and loads on the mountains above. Once I descended this I took a right and made my first ascent (its the descent in our More Than 21 Bends Tour) of the Col d’Ornon (1371m)