Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Arrived in Germany

Well, we've arrived in Germany. After a crazy drive down from Falun, Sweden, a quick ferry over to Copenhagen, Denmark and then some long Autobahn driving we made it.

On the ferry from Denmark to Germany

Gotta say, it's beautiful here in the alps, but it was warmer back in Sweden! We are just waiting for things to dry off a bit before riding and scouting out the first stage of the Bike Four Peaks Race.  It's going to be quite the race, 4 stages, over 300 kms (190 miles) and over 9000 meters (30,000 feet) of climbing.

I did the race last year, in poor fitness and not the best mental state given how things were this time last year, but did enjoy it, sort of. haha. I do remember finishing every stage last year being completely throttled and done. I'm expecting to feel the same, but hopefully with much better results to accompany to it! The views and and landscape from the race are truly breathtaking. Here are some shots from last years event.

 It was a hell of an adventure last year, and really excited to do it again. Although to be honest, a bit like, what am I thinking? Last year on the last stage, it just poured rain for the entire stage in Garmisch - Partenkirchen. Was truly brutal. Hopefully we don't run into the same weather, but after watching this year's Giro d'Italia and seeing the snow line even lower than before it could be even worse.

They did issue a weather alert for the race, and that they may have to change the route. Fingers crossed this doesn't turn into a snow race! Either way I know this will be an adventure. And surely one I will not forget.

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