Residence Maeva L'Eyssina
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Travel Blogs from Vars
... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
... be the right direction and saw one almost immediately. We sat on the rocks and waited but no more appeared. Raewyn would never make a wildlife photographer as she hasn’t the patience to sit for more than 10 minutes. What we had taken, from a distance, to be bare white rock turned out, up close, to be rotting ice.
As it was cold (19 degrees), and we didn’t have the right clothes, we didn’t explore ...
... think Skoda vehicles in TDF with 50+ bikes and wheels on the roof and you get the picture).
Then a very tricky untimed descent from 1660m down to 490m over 15km, where I lose touch with everyone. Fuel up at the last aid station for the final section, which is another long, lonely uphill drag of about 600m over 25 km, before a final kick up to 1600m (+400) over the final 5km. This bit totally sucks, and I'm chewing on my ...
... we arrive home. I spoke to a Canadian yesterday who had competed in this years BC (British Columbia) MTB race and it sounds as if I have to practice riding lots of large tree roots. My mate Alan Vogt who I build trails with for the Mont and Kowalski Classic got us two entries into the race next year, so that will be my training goal for 2014. It was an on/off/on decision and its on around early July next year. So now I have to start riding ...
... in 1.59.47. John tells me this is better than Greg's time from last year over a longer course this year. I don't believe that for a second. Of course this will be way off the best female time, which one of the top girls who start much later will post. But as a small moment of glory, I'm savouring it for now.
As each of the other girls comes over the line I greet them with a fresh coke and hugs ...