Since I last posted I’ve had a great weeks skiing in Val d’Isere, fuelled on cooked breakfasts and croissants in the morning, post ski vin chaud, 3 coursed evening meals and plenty of wine. Back home the plan is to eat healthier and get back on my bicycle – which lasted for one day – a good 35miles on the bike, followed with a wee walk up my local hill, Dumyat – and then floored with a head cold for the next few days and the only exercise I had was getting to work and back!
But normality has resumed – 39 miles on the bike on Sunday, another 46 miles yesterday and wee bike ride and hill walk today, followed by some serious googling and America trip planning.
Planning is getting interesting – I’ve only covered about 200 miles so far – and I’m not going to give a blow-by-blow account of the planned route as it is quite likely to alter to some degree or another as I find more interesting places to visit – but I’m currently trying to figure out if it is feasible to have a days skiing at Mount Hood, Oregon – that would be a few firsts – cycling and skiing in the same holiday, skiing in America and skiing in the summer – from what I can gather though I think it may only be the black runs that are open – so do I pass on this one or is 2017 the year I conquer black runs??