Saturday, 18 July 2009

Day 1 Historical

Stuarts words were "if it pisses of rain is freezing cold and a bit of snow we will win"

We were kept awake by the rain all night the tent leaked and the gazebo had a pond feature inside it. It was freezing we get soaked packing up and there is snow on the hills, so its all looking good for the win:

We get a good soaking cycling into mittenwald to find that for the first time in Transalp history the stage is cancelled. Gutted.

We are now at the start of the next stage and will start our race in Reich. It hasn't stopped raining and at the highest point planned for the day there is 40cm of snow. So day 2 will miss out the 2200m peak and we will be timed for the first 55km before cycling another 34km to the stage finish village at Mayorhen. We will have sno to cycle thru at the earlier peak of 1700m.

Tonight we are sleeping in the van, thank god we have the gazebo to put all the stuff in. It is supposed to stop raining at midnight. if it doesn't tomorrow will be grim its as cold as Scotland in November

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