Thursday, 23 September 2010

2007 It Had to Happen Sometime-So Far, So Good

We awoke at the crack of mid-morning after the excursions of yesterday, the sun was beaming, sky was blue and the view wonderful.

The remainder of the morning was spent relaxing before heading towards Morzine for lunch. Stopping off at a lake for a Sunday stroll and a few photo sessions for Guzzisue plus a very rare shot of Guzzisue and Ian together!

Mozine is the nearest large town boasting of…not much really. Although it boasts plenty of winter sports and mountain biking for summer, we had gone there during the ‘in between’ season.

Noticing the Luge d’été, a toboggan run designed for plastic sledges with wheels, we left Elaine as the helmet attendant and proceeded to have a go. We got to the top of the run by the same method as the sledges were returned,

giving us a good view of the town and the toboggan run.

Returning to the apartment Ian let Andrew and Elaine take the Guzzi out for a spin to show her different styles of motorcycle pillion comfort. Andrew certainly enjoyed the experience judging by his Cheshire cat grin.

The evening was spent at the local pizza parlour/bar before retiring early. Andrew and Elaine were travelling on to Paris in the morning and we were going to ride a few mountain passes, crossing into Switzerland before further east.

Next day saw us up bright(?) and early. Elaine did some last minute cleaning

Before joining all of us putting the last touches loading the bikes.

With farewells said we departed St Jean d’Alps and went our separate ways.

So far, so good….


Affer said...

I skied at looks very different under 2 metres of snow!! But it must have been a fab place for summer 'biking - and doesn't the Tour de France go somewhere near? I seem to remember lots of slogans on the roads (?).

bikerted said...

Yes indeed Affer. Morzine has hosted several Tour stage finishes. This is due to the close proximity of the Col de Joux-Plane, one of the steep climbs used for the King Of The Mountains stages.