Les Terrasses de Labrau
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... stranded in their cars in the snow that night. Eventually this friend got home in 36 hours to find their luggage left behind.
I would have to ski. I'm a bit of a wimp. I didn't want to break bones. It was all rather nerve-wracking. I cautiously followed the others to the slopes looking like a giant toasted marshmallow with an added hired helmet for protection and some rather uncomfortable, ridiculously hard to get into and walk ...
... we weren't total wreckages and did gain some early confidence. When a green run turned blue and we were faced with several rather steep drops, ridiculously considered 'slopes' the talked about confidence quickly disappeared. Ploughing wasn't going to get us through that though and at this point Tori, I began to reconsider your quote 'nothing great was ever achieved staying in your comfort Zone'. As to conquerer this one, we actually needed to ...
... in an upwards direction.
Well it would be silly not to do it wouldn't it? It is entirely in the opposite direction to my planned route but hey!
As I ride up the long winding approach road to the summit I realise I am losing air pressure at a faster rate than before. Not good.
I am almost at the summit so I carry on. At the top I meet ...
... said "this is what it is all about" as I enjoyed the great road, mountainous scenery and flowing twisties. Each turn put me closer to my destination of the highest road in Europe. Passing only a couple of cars and bikes as I approached the summit my Garmin Sat Nav showed that I still had 400 metres to climb. Old military forts and machine gun posts revealed the violent history and reason for these roads existence became evident. The road dates back to 1860 and Napoleon III. The ...
... as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost." http://psychology.about.com/od/Positive Psychology/a/flow.htm I've experienced the sensation of flow in several activities in my life from white water canoeing, mountain biking, cycling, running and now motorcycling. ...