There will be no BOTM for this month. Instead we share two travel stories.
The first one is about a one day trip we did end of last year in cold Switzerland.
Back in September I have shared with you the story of JaBig
who is cycling around the world to collect money for World Bicycle Relief
On his trip from London via France he came to Switzerland. He entered Switzerland in Geneva and from there he rode to Bern together with his sister.
I met JaBig at our Bern dealer Tac Tac
early in the morning. After a short warm up with croissant and coffee we started our ride. It was grey and foggy and temperatures where around 0 degrees.
On our ride we were joined by Keepy from Tac Tac and one of his friends.
After about a 2.5 hour ride we reached Solothurn a small but beautiful baroque town.
Thats where JaBig and myself continued on our own to cross the Jura Mountain via the Passwang. Its a nice and steady climb and for the first time I started to feel at least a little warm on that day as we were still riding in the fog.
At the end of the climb there is a tunnel that crosses over to the other side of the Jura range. At this point JaBig was pretty demotivated as it was a long and cold day.
But then at the end of the tunnel there was more and more light and when you came out on the south side...
...you felt like in another world! Sunshine about 10 degrees warmer and from that point forward all downhill. JaBig was full of energy again. We reached Basel after a 6.5 hour ride out in the cold.
Here comes a short video of the trip that starts as a black and white movie and ends colourful.