Cross-Training and Route PlanningBy Will • Jan 21st, 2008 • Category: Cycling
Perhaps the best three days of skiing we have ever had. Perfect conditions and weather – at the great Les Arcs ski resort high in the French Alps. My limited photography skills will never convey how beautiful it was.
I have cycled up to the resort a couple of times before, but this time it was only skiing. And we skied to near exhaustion every day – so tired I fell asleep at 9:30 last night.
I am assuming (hoping?) the thigh burn I felt for the last three days is good cross-training for cycling (I soothed my legs in the outdoor hot-tub see photo above).
Doreen carving the slopes:
Today, at 2,700 metres (about 9000 feet) I saw a VTT (mountain bike) map with several routes. It was mainly talking about descents, but as I began scouting the map and terrain, I am convinced I can mountain bike up over 3,000 metres to the very tip of the peak (with a little pushing perhaps).
A summer project is born – to cycle above 3,000 metres for the first time ever.