Though back in the PNW and already hatching new plans, I can't help but let my mind drift to those incredible spring days in the Alps, skiing with two of the finest partners around. Thanks @pgmoore206 and @maiertakesyouhigher for yet another great adventure. Here's to killer steep lines and awkward tan lines, Swiss peaks and Spanish beaches, Serra de Tramuntana climbs and Italian single-track, Chamonix glaciers and Majorcan limestone, and everything in between. Now let's make the next one even better!
Expectations: I came for the starry sky and got wind chased clouds, I came for a beautiful reflection and got wind chopped water. But in the end I realized it was more about getting some time away from everything than about taking pictures... and isn't coffee 1000 times better outdoors anyway?
The sh*t that makes your heart beat faster and your eyes glow when you do it or talk about it, no matter what it is - do that.
Do it as often as you can.
Because that's what life is about.
Creating as many passionate, happy moments as possible. Don't let anyone stop you from doing the things you love - not even yourself
Day 324: Arrivederci Alpi.
Having cycled into the Alps in early November when leaving Lyon, today I finally cycled out of them. I enjoyed a lovely 20 odd kilometre descent, to go with yesterday's 10Km from Sestriere and then there was nothing. Ahead of me just flat lands, completely flat, not even hills.
Having rolled out of the Alps, I decided to stop for lunch in a park, where I could sit looking back at them.
From there I cycled into Torino, for the most part I had totally forgotten how easy cycled flats could be, then as I neared the city I remembered how stop start city riding can be. The summer has certainly arrived in Italy, with the temperature passing 30 in the afternoon, last nights chilly night camping in the mountains is a distant memory.