Friends of mine planned to ride the Passport du soleil this sunday. Having looked foreward to it for weeks, maybe months, it’s pretty sour for one of them to get sick. To sick to ride these slaughtering 80 km, even when it’s mostly downhill. He was kind enough to ask me to take his place. With a little pressure on my collegues, I’ve managed to take the time off on monday. I’m heading out there on saterday, ride on sunday and off home on monday. Traveling to Champéry (where we start) is about 8 hours by car and will be by itself pretty tiring. So I’m guessing I’ll be very very abnormaly tired on thuesday. Luckily I don’t have to give a presentation to about 90 people that day (no kidding, I do have to do that).

What is the PPdS (look at TBX’ photo’s of 2006)
It’s 80 km’s (320 m of total uphill climb) in a resort with 12 ski-lifts and you can ride there all day long, starting between 8 and 10 in the morning. 7 different resorts to start from:
– In France: Avoriaz, Châtel, Les Gets and Morzine
– In Switzerland: Champéry, Morgins and Torgon

Some more inspiration… yeah I’m stoked to go!

All pictures by TBX and this last pic shows the 2006 group at the finish… death tired but stoked!