Above left: Jochen, Waltraud, Sebastian, Rebecca, and I went for a quick smash around the Schauinsland loipe on our cross country skis. The loipe was hard and the weather was nice and sunny. Yay. Unfortunately Seb seemed to be dying from some sort of lurgi and went home early. Above right: There were patches of mist along the way but predominantly blue skies.
Two more perfect cross country skiing sessions. The first with perfect weather and the second with perfect snow. A road ride squeezed in the middle.
Above: Perfect weather for cross country skiing, and not too bad for road cycling… How odd…
Above left: I got older too and received a cake for my efforts. Yay, thank you cake-maker. Above right: We set off for a quick zap around the Schauinsland track. It was just under zero and the snow conditions were perfect. Nice and quick.
Above: Cross country skiing Stübenwasenspur.
Die Saison hat begonnen…
A beautiful day in Freiburg. The nasty misty grey had gone. Snow had fallen in the hills and Jakob, Nadine, and I headed up to the Schauinsland cross country skiing trail and tried out our langlaufen legs. The snow wasn’t too bad for the first day of the season and Jakob and I puffed our way around on skates while Nadine cruised around behind us on classics.
Above: Jakob and Nadine about to set off to ski the Schauinsland cross country skiing trail.
Jakob, Sebastian, Waltraud and I headed up to the Schauinsland Spur for some evening cross country skiing. We skied the longer of the routes. Despite it being evening the air was really warm. Spring must be on its way. Despite this the snow was actually really quite ok to ski on. We paused often along the way to look out towards the alps and as the sunset. Sebastian was ecstatic and spent the entire trip saying “geil… oh, geil”.
Above left: Having a break on the loipe. Above right: We had an awesome view out to the alps as the sun set. It’s not often like this.
Above: Sunset from the loipe.
Above: Unfortunately I still don’t know how to ski…
Sebastian and I headed back up to the Stübenwasen Spur at the Notschrei Loipe for some cross country skiing. The snow was much better than last time and for a change it wasn’t misty. Very good.
Above: A nice day for cross country skiing.