Cameron Brown blogs
Well we had a fantastic day yesterday and felt like rock stars flying out of Frankfurt in our own private jet. There was no packing the bike like you usually do on any commercial plane, we just rolled them up on the tarmac took the wheels off and we were away on our 90min flight down to the south of France.
Once we arrived in Nice we unpacked and meet Chris’s good friend Randy Work who we would train with for the next few days.
We were only in Nice for 30mins while we waited for Randy to fly in from London before we started our ride towards the Four Seasons. The ride up to the four season’s included some stunning scenery and some big climbs, our first climb took us over the Col de I’Ecre at 1120m. After that we were in a Valley for a while before a few other long climbs took us to the resort and straight to diner!
This morning (Tuesday) started with a 4km swim in the hotel pool, the pool was an odd distance of 40m but it was quite nice to swim in, not too short like a 25m pool and not too long like a 50m! Just perfect. After that we headed out on the bike’s again for a 90km loop around the Alps but the weather had turned to custard. After 30km the rain started pounding us and after the first Col of 1200m the temperature was dropping, I have never been so cold in my life and was shaking on the descents, so much so that I was nearly crashing! Alex who is our driver was at the last village and I had to hop in the car for the last 10km as I couldn’t ride any more. As soon as I got back to the hotel I spent the next 10mins in the shower and then another 20mins in the bath to warm up again.
Well I better go and head out for my run and hopefully the weather will clear before tomorrows 6hr ride to Avignon. Will report on that tomorrow.
Catch you soon, Cameron