From Germany's Black Forest to Switzerland's Portes du Soleil

Tomorrow we pick up a rental car and make our way West to the french speaking region of Switzerland. We'll be racing the World cup on Saturday 11:00 am local time or for you in BC 2:00 am Friday night!

After a weekend in the mountains I've gotten in some really good rides and a lot of climbing. We took yesterday pretty easy and did some touristy stuff in Bern meeting up with Canucks Wendy and Kris at Sandra's in the evening for some scrumptious fajitas and lots of chatting in English!
Today Sandra and I put the hurt on each other doing some race starts and power intervals and are both psyched for the race this weekend. We're currently the 3rd and 4th ranked Canadians according to UCI points. The points accumulated by our top 3 ranked riders determine whether Canada earns it's maximum amount of Olympic spots (2) for 2008. Canada is currently the 5th ranked nation and must remain top 8.

After the race we are headed to the Matterhorn! There are also some thermal baths on the way that we will take full advantage of post race. From there it'll be back through the Bernese Oberland and flying home from Zurich Monday.