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Winter Alps Adventure
Stranded in St Moritz 11-11-12
A few days ago people were winding me up that I only managed to ride my bike a few miles from Interlaken to Grindlewald which can't be more than 30 miles or so. Well if that was a poor show then what they going to say about today when my bike never even moved off its stand!!!
I got up this morning and looked outside only to see the whole area covered in snow ...
... to see the dangers of these wet and icy roads. The speeds some of them take the corners at is just so dangerous. Not only do they put themselves at risk but it also puts me and others at risk as their car slips out of control on the curves. So many cars were right over the wrong side of the road on these corners and they wonder why I swear at them!!!!!
As I head on up the pass the edge of the road has piles of snow meters high from where the ploughs have cleared the road. ...
A pretty rugged night sleep but we know that tonight we will be back in Morges in beds that we will sleep well. A few hours to kill so we look around Chur, a lovely place and we note a Gondola - aerial this time - thinking this could be a good thing to do. So off we head. This gondola goes 1.6k up so a pretty good sight we get of the Chur valley and the surrounding mountains. As the gondola climbs the cows below us ring out a tune via their bells as they graze ...
... along the waters edge and through the cobblestone streets I continued on my journey. After another hour I arrived back in Memmingen, the city where I started and where I was staying. I arrived a bit earlier than expected so went and had lunch at an asian takeaway store (terrible I know, but the only other places open for food were cafes that served only sweet food). So I sat here ...
... fried rice. Tanya was content to continue prepping and cleaning as needed. We all chowed down our small Asian feast and pretty soon after, we all went to bed as it had been a long day.
Today was a forced rest day since it was raining out for most of the day. Rod, Tanya and Mägge set out for bike ride that morning while Megs and I stayed warm in the house. Hille was coming over to help us fix the leak in the roof of the van. I ...
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