Cape Epic Diary by Myriam Saugy: Winter motivation

Switzerland in winter: for the ones who like to play in the snow that's one of the place to be!...

Switzerland in winter: for the ones who like to play in the snow that's one of the place to be!

Switzerland winter 2006-07 is still a paradise, but for skiers, not for bikers! Can you believe that on January 10th, I was riding my race bike for over three hours until my feet got cold and numb. The outside temperature was 15°C. This had never happened to me before in January. Usually I fight against the cold and last two hours max unless I am on my cross country skis.

This winter is different and not only because the snow doesn't want to show up. I got a quite serious injury last summer, which kept me away from my bikes for over two months; secondly I am training for the Cape Epic which be held in South Africa at the end of March. Therefore, I not only feel the need to ride, but I have top motivation. I have to ride in order to be ready for that week-long event.

My preparation has been quite good so far. To read the complete diary entry, click here.

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