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Simon Rosmolen
 

About Simon Rosmolen

Bonjour! Je m'appelle Simon en woon in Puy Saint Vincent. Je vindt me meestal op de fiets, hier in de Franse Alpen of ergens anders op de wereld. Als Editor voor komoot schrijf ik over de leukste en mooiste routes in binnen- en buitenland. Ga je mee?

Distance travelled

6,595 mi

Time in motion

756:29 h

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  1. Simon Rosmolen went cycling.

    September 14, 2021

    07:50
    33.0 mi
    4.2 mph
    3,625 ft
    3,200 ft
    Marcel Jans, Roebijn Schijf and 10 others like this.
    1. William van der Staaij

      Crazy! Have fun there 🤙 Around the whole island?

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      • 7 days ago

  2. Simon Rosmolen planned a road ride.

    September 11, 2021

    06:44
    72.9 mi
    10.8 mph
    8,850 ft
    8,825 ft
  3. Simon Rosmolen planned a road ride.

    September 11, 2021

    02:20
    33.9 mi
    14.6 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft
  4. Simon Rosmolen planned a road ride.

    August 16, 2021

    11:44
    109 mi
    9.3 mph
    18,300 ft
    14,725 ft
  5. Simon Rosmolen planned a road ride.

    August 13, 2021

    02:35
    30.5 mi
    11.8 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
  6. Simon Rosmolen went gravel riding.

    August 3, 2021

    erwinsikkens_com, Marcoilciclista and 6 others like this.
    1. Simon Rosmolen

      Oulx is an hour's drive from Puy, just across the Italian border and the departure point for our trip along the Strade Assietta. This kilometre-long gravel road is almost entirely above 2000 meters. This road was once used by the military, now it is mainly used by cyclists, off-road motorcycles and jeeps.From the Strada it goes up and down and we cross several cols such as the Colle dell'Assietta (2,474 m), Colle Blegier (2,381 m) and Col Basset (2,424 m). The views over the deep valleys and surrounding peaks on the left and right are phenomenal.After 30 kilometers we turn off to the Strada Militare del Colle della Vecchia. Another military road, but a little higher. With an average gradient of almost 11%, it leads to an altitude of 2,800 meters, making it one of the highest roads in Italy. The road surface shows that this road has not been maintained since the Second World War. Jeeps and motorcycles don't come here. Along the way we meet a single mountain biker. With our heads in the clouds we cycle concentrated on the paths and look hundreds of meters into the depth from the narrow ridges. After the highest point of the Cima Ciantiplagnade we descend to the Colle Finestre.Because it is already late, we decide to take an alternative route to Oulx. At first glance this seemed like a good move, but unfortunately I forgot to look at the profile of the last kilometers of the final climb. So we came across a two kilometer long single track. Straight up. And then that two kilometers is quite long.Arriving at the col we are off. Today we touch almost 3,000 unpaved altimeters. Via part of the Strade Assietta we descend to Oulx, throw the bike in the car and walk into the nearest pizzeria. Due pizze e birra per favore!

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      • August 5, 2021

  7. Simon Rosmolen and komoot went cycling.

    July 28, 2021

    komoot, Domenico Bondi and 192 others like this.
    1. Simon Rosmolen

      Between the long days of work in our mountain hotel Saint Roch, I like to jump on my bike. From Puy Saint Vincent I drive within an hour to Pre Madame Carle, an amazing valley with a glacier in the heart of the Ecrins Massif. I had the road, the mountains and the evening to myself. #enjoyyourevenings

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      • July 29, 2021

  8. Simon Rosmolen went cycling.

    July 22, 2021

    02:52
    25.3 mi
    8.8 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,775 ft
    marleen, Roebijn Schijf and 5 others like this.
    1. Simon Rosmolen

      The Col du Granon is easy to cycle from Briançon. I lifted it over the asphalt. A thick 11 kilometers, an average of 9% uphill. Once at the top at 2400 meters down an old military gravel road. Much less steep and except for a few rougher parts, good passable.

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      • July 22, 2021

  9. Andreas & Sara / projectpedalfurther and Simon Rosmolen went gravel riding.

    July 19, 2021

    04:20
    33.4 mi
    7.7 mph
    5,950 ft
    5,825 ft
    Obi, don men and 36 others like this.
    1. Andreas & Sara / projectpedalfurther

      Fantastic ascent! As far as we know, this is the highest point in the Alps that can be reached with a gravel bike without pushing / carrying.

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      • July 19, 2021

  10. Simon Rosmolen went cycling.

    July 18, 2021

    03:42
    49.1 mi
    13.3 mph
    7,625 ft
    7,500 ft
    1. Simon Rosmolen

      Galibier from both sides with Jip. Still one of the most beautiful climbs. Pressure on the road, cars, cyclists, motorcycles. Crepes in Valloire and back again.

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      • July 22, 2021

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