6. September 2013 by swissfitchick
Yes, that’s right. I am going to ride the highest Pass of Switzerland.
Wiki says:’ Umbrail Pass (el. 2501 m.) is a high mountain pass on the Swiss–Italian border connecting Santa Maria in Val Müstair with Bormio in the Adda valley. On the Italian side, it connects to the Stelvio Pass road. It is currently the highest paved road in Switzerland.
No worries – I rode some Passes in the past – 4 of them, to be exact – but I am still scared to death. As much as I LOVE extreme challenges, it clearly is pretty mental.
I will be leaving to the Italian part of Switzerland later today, and we will start off tomorrow morning. Keep an eye out on my Instagram or Facebook – I will probably be posting some of the madness along the way!
It must be something in the genes….my aunt just absolved her 3rd (I think??) Ironman in Zurich and is currently located in Wales to do another one. She missed Hawaii by a few tiny seconds, argh! Still, I am so amazed and proud. For the record: Ironman = 3,8km swimming, 180km cycling, and running a marathon to cool down. Bahaha. And I am scared of a ridiculous hill.
But before I
join this group of mad freaks pack my stuff, let’s see what happened this week.
A fresh pedicure. Let’s be honest, with a group of only men and me as the only woman, I just have to bring on some glamour. Where would we end otherwise beauty and fashionwise?? I don’t even want to think about it.
Things like this happen when I am bored. Google is your friend.
Yeah. I guess here is room for discussion.
Favorite Find: Coconut Flour! There is a shop just a few doors next to my home in Zurich which sells only glutenfree products. It is the only place where I can find coconut flour, but they were out of it! Now it’s back and I want to eat it out of the container. It smells SO good.
Perfect for the pancakes, yes, these ones which you already saw 2 times this week. They will be on my breakfast tray this morning again!
Favorite event of this week: The man and my BBQ-picnic. There is this cute and beautiful fireplace up on the hill behind our house, where you have a stunning view. Every year on several evenings, we cycle up, packed with our food to make a little outdoor BBQ. I love it. The view…..
Ok Lovies, I need to pack my stuff! Wish me luck! Recap coming on Monday!
Ever went for a sport challenge (races, competitions, extreme sports?)
What do you bring for a picnic?
Tell me one thing you are looking forward to on the weekend!
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