What has only been 2 weeks on the road seems like an eternity. After a month and a half home, away from racing and socializing, we took off for a journey, which would see us go to 3 countries for 3 different reasons.
Matt and I set off from Sospel on a 7-hour trip to Friedrichshafen, Germany for Eurobike.
We were lucky enough to found a sweet B&B on the Swiss side of Lake Konstanz with a gorgeous view.
I went roaming the halls in search of new products for 2015. I’ve published my findings on Pinkbike:
Eurobike is an interesting place, as you feel like a kid in a candy store with all the upcoming cycling products surrounding you. It is also quite exerting physically and mentally to be around so many people.
After those crazy few days we headed to Switzerland, to find the total opposite of what we had experienced in Germany. Lenzerheide, in the Grisons, was quiet and restorative.
While Matt was busy with a photoshoot, I was able to explore trails, relax and even meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in 2 years. We even had a little one-day trip to St Moritz, what a gorgeous place.
Our third stop was Italy for the fourth and final round of Superenduro. We went from the Plessur Alps (Central Eastern) to the Cottian Alps (South Western).
The terrain was widely different in Sauze d’Oulx, with dusty singletrack winding in the pine trees, Greina plains and sharp shelly rocks on the peaks.
As per Italian custom, the course was unveiled over a week prior to the event. Arriving on Wednesday evening meant 2 days of practice for 2 days of racing. We had 3 stages and a half to memorize as we repeated all stages at least twice.
I had a few really good stages over the weekend but as I was too cautious on the first 2 stages of the weekend and had a mechanical on the second, I ended up in 6th. For the overall series, I finished up in fourth. If you like datas and are on garmin connect or strava, here are the link to follow:
- Garmin Connect:
We are finally home after 2 weeks of being gypsies. There is 2 more races to go until the end of the season: Enduro Marathon de Gourdon and the EWS in Finale Ligure. Before this, we have to move house though, still in Sospel but a little more lost in the countryside, which should keep us busy for a while.