However I'm now on a countdown for my next European adventure.
25 days to go!
Work work work has occupied me for rather a long time and sadly I'm not as fit as I'd like..having been well sub par health wise for the past 2 months, but I think I'm now on the up again.....Famous last words..but hopefully true this time.
Sooo..this time round the focus is not split between language school and training.....noooo..this time it's all about the bike.
this year I'm avoiding travelling over the weekend......finally I've learned
30/06 Dep Melbourne
01/07 Arrive Munich, pick up the car, drive to Sankt Johann, pick up my stashed gear, stay the night
02/07 Drive to Feltre, stay in a monastery!
04/07 Drive to Pedavena (near Feltre ) and with Lorraine climb many mountains
19/07 Drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo with Lorraine and Alex climb many mountains
26/07 Drive to Bormio with Lorraine and Alex climb many mountains
02/08 Drive to Feltre watch Palio, then joined by my sister and with Alex climbing mountains, do some speed work and explore WW1 sites in the area. Sister to Treviso
14/08 Drive with Alex to Hartberg Austria Race many race (Alex to Poland for his MTBO Worlds)
23/08 Drive to Sankt Johann in Tirol rejoined by sister. Do a race or 2
30/08 Drive somewhere nice..not sure where
02/09 Final ride, pack bike, drive to Munich, catch plane
04/09 Arrive Melbourne
The mountains I'm climbing (alongside Lorraine and Alex...well I'll be alongside them at the start of the climb at least) are the iconic climbs of the Dolomites and Italian Alps eg the Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia, Giau, Pordoi, Monte Grappa, Bodone, San Boldo, Croce d'Aune, Selle Ronde, Tre Croci, Tre Cime to name just a few. There will be photos...if only so I can legitimise stopping!
hopefully after all effort involved in heaving my sorry self over those skyscrapers I'll be mega fit and rail thin!