This is the tour report for a 1964km Tour of the French and Swiss Alps that I did in 2005, with Mike Samuel and Steve Purcell. At the end of the trip, I had registered 36245m of climbing, with 4 flat tires in all (me 3, Mike 1), one broken spoke, one torn up front tire from off-pavement riding and a couple of wheel truings,

The original proposal (sent to an internal Google mailing list) can be found here.

When interested cyclists responded, I provided them with a packet of information to help them prepare.

Mike also wrote up a separate Tour Report. In addition, a photo only page is available. (Due to a server relocation on Mike's web-site, in-line pictures might not be available on certain pages)

Tour of the Alps 2005