Saturday, August 17, 2019

D2R2 -- I couldn't help it... had to do the original 180k

And it is D2R2 time again! 160 or 180k is the question... Well, question resolved at the first few miles finding two seamingly good match riders from some test team No22...

Monday, August 12, 2019

Return to Seewis, return of bike -- a total wash - -let's take the cog rail way

Quick roll to Andermatt train station.

Scenic train journey into the clouds and wit ha whole lot of rain. Figuring the quickest way to the bike shop to return the bike, still getting a little wet.

Thumbs up, vert nice shop, great bike. Thanks!

And sitting out the rain in the bike shop and back to Seewis.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Furka Sunday. Then just a joy and photo climb.

Feeling a bit the aftermath of a tough cold and soaking wet day. Taking it easy.
Let's try and roll out a little later with sun and as bit more warmth. Feeling a bit light headed and not 100%. However approaching the first switchbacks and climbing steady warming up feeling better turn by turn and making it a photo climb enjoying the last sunny day or morning and reaching the top.
And finally having a chance to really enjoy the decent with sun and view!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Wet into the clouds. 3 big passes: Susten Grimsel Furka. With a few sunny spots on the other side...

Saturday, planned to meet up with Beni in Innertkirchen.

Started out half hours delayed sitting out heavy rain in Andermatt watching the radar. Rain stopped, but wet wet wet. Rolling out and down to Wassen. Into the clouds... And climbing Susten this time from Wassen. Drizzel, fog, clouds, zero view. Approaching the last few hundred meters (of climbing) to go hanging on a random rider in a Scott jersey picking up pace a bit. On top, on the other side of the tunnel greeted with even worse conditions, more heavier rain... Descending 1600m in near pooing rain, getting cold and totally soaked.
Innertkirchen: Meetup with Beni. Cappuccino x2, hot soups... still kinda cold and soaked. But the rain subsided and radar looked clear. So we rolled as planned and hoping for the best. Few very welcome sunny spots climbing Grimsel were so nice and warming. Few views. Intermediate descent and before climbing on to Furka passing the iconic abandoned Hotel Belvedere on Furka.
Then descending into Andermatt with well absolutely zero view totally fogged out barely seeing tail lights of cars ahead.
Dinner with Ben before good by from a short meetup in a while. Always great to see and ride with him.

Friday, August 09, 2019

To Andermatt -- with back pack for few nights stay

Relocating base for three nights. Riding from Seewis to Andermatt via Oberalbpass. Finally a warm and beautiful day!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Return from Walenstadt. Heavy rain moving in. Skipping that planned mountain pass...

A plan, a attempt to ride around the Walensee and over the pass on it's high side... ending up in a wet misery and aborted return from Walenstadt.  Total wash.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Monday, August 05, 2019

Seewis Chur Lenz/Lanz Albula Zernetz Flüela Davos Klosters and up to Seewis...

Big Monday. Testing system. Haven't done and havent's had a chance to do over 4k in as long long time. Good call, fun times, perfect day.