Wednesday, 27 February 2008


So I have taken the doctors advice and have started walking up more hills. It's a killer....

This morning I took my bike down to the post office and spent CHF6.50 on the tax - bikes here MUST be taxed (I think it may be some sort of liability insurance but I am not 100% sure of that) and the appropriate sticker displayed on it. That was the easy part.

The hard part was getting back up the mountain .....usually I walk down and bus back. Today, I decided to add to my burden by putting shopping in the bike paniers and crawling back up. It took 25 minutes to walk 970 paces. I must've looked real good - stopping every 100 paces or so, sweat running down my face, gulping at my water bottle, checking my pulse (I was ordered not to let it go abouve 140 initially). I don't know what the gradient was, but I am classing it as 'Too bloody steep, crampons may be adviseable.'

On the German side, I begin 4 weeks of intensive German on Monday. Each moring will consist of 4 x 40 minute lessons, followed by two hours homework. I think this may be as exhausting as the mountain hike this morning...

1 comment:

  1. Glad you're doing better!

    I can't believe that they tax bikes! Yikes!