Sunday, July 24, 2011

Zee mountain schuss.

We just wrapped up Day 2 of our Cloudraker mountain bike trip in the Valais region of Switzerland. Yesterday we met the group in Geneva and along the spectacular lake shore, up the Rhone Valley and into the Alps. After checking into our hotel in Lourtier we built our bikes and went for a sweet warm-up ride on the mountain in the backyard. When i opened the shutters of my room this morning i was shaking my head at the driving rain and cold temperatures. I was not stoked. But, the day turned out perfectly as the rain stopped just after breakfast and we ended up punching through the clouds into fresh snow and sunshine. Killer day. Tomorrow's another big one as we head up the valley to a big climb up and over a pass and into Italy for a nice pasta dinner and some fine wine. Stay tuned!
Classic Switzerland riding on grassy singletrack.

Shredding freshies in late July, only in the Alps.

Riding an ancient bisse or waterway to bring water to villages.

Quintessential Cabane de Mont Fort. Coffee time.

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