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This entry by Tom.
Today started with another route change, of course. The plan I came up with and promoted to the others was a loop out and back from St-Jean-de-Maurienne to Col du Mollard and back, then a trip down D1006 to St-Michel-de-Maurienne to pick up D902/Route des Grandes Alpes again for the climb to Col du Télégraphe and then …
We left Moutier as quickly as we could, cycling downhill this time to the start of the Col du Madeleine - 25 kms of ascending road on a hot and humid day. 10% start for the first 5 kilometres to morning coffee, where Duncan was offered white wine instead of water, but seeing as how we weren't doping, he politely rejected the offer. Madeleine was …
... lemon yoghurt cake, apple and cinnamon, American spiced carrot cake (the best!) and on one day I made chocolate cupcakes with a blackcurrant icing!!
I've just noticed that my last entry was just after Christmas! So much has happened since then! Leo and I haven't been skiing as much, I think we are in need of respite! We still go quite regularly compared to the average person ...
... was waaaaay steeper
than most beginner slopes are in other ski stations. But I went up anyway, and
came down about 80 times faster tearing through screaming children learning how
to ski and snowboard while I myself was screaming out of fear for them and my
own safety. (Okay it wasn’t that bad, but you get the drift.) The second time
we went up, they told me to try and follow Denis so I could learn how to weave
back and forth and slow myself down. ...
... and I got to go hors piste, or outside of the slope. The snow was all powder and super deep which made it a lot of fun and made me a lot more comfortable about falling since even my tumbles didn't hurt!
We stayed on this slope for a while until finally taking a chairlift to the mountain on the other side of the resort. This one was quite intimidating on the map as it has nothing but blue and mostly red lines drawn on it! ...