30 hours of being awake is not my cup of tea, that’s for sure. Ryan, the owner of Spyns and my longtime friend picked me up at the train station in Annecy. I felt like my eyelids were lined with sandpaper! Luckily, we had lots of errands to run before heading up to Megeve so I had no choice but to keep plugging along.
Once in Megeve we picked up another guide, Paul, and headed off to drive the first day’s ride (which will be Monday, a mere 30 minutes after the guides arrive in their hotel!) We will do a short one (about 30K) but with a big climb up to the ski resort of St-Gervais. It will trick the riders into a fall sense of strength since the first 10K are fast and downhill.
Dinner last night was, of all things, dim sum! In the Haute-Savoie! I was out cold by 9pm…
Flying into Montreal
Flying over the countryside near Paris
Ryan, nearing nervous breakdown state…
Chalet St-Antoine, our home for the first 3 days
Today was our free day, so we got up early and re-drove the course we are riding tomorrow. I then met up with Alex for a lovely lunch and catch up. After recovering from lunch I headed out for a little run to fight off the jet-lag, then walked around the streets of Megeve before an early dinner. Tonight it’s bed early before a day of building bikes, shopping, organizing and riding tomorrow!
christine & Alex