Tag Archives: Alps


A Weekend in Chamonix and the Alps

This past weekend was a solid road trip adventure as I worked my way from Paris to Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany.  Except instead of just taking the highway there directly and being done with it, I decided to take a meandering detour … Read More Here


A Day at the Tour de France: Time Trial in The Mountains

While I typically get in a number of Tour de France stages each year, this year was a bit different with the arrival of our little peanut.  The Girl went into labor a few hours before Le Tour began Stage … Read More Here


A Weekend Skiing in Les Arcs

This past weekend I headed up skiing with my friend David.  We wanted to squeak in one last weekend of skiing before the resorts closed, and we hoped we’d also get some beautiful spring skiing days. 1) Journey to Les … Read More Here

A Week of Skiing in the Alps

Rather than a ‘5 Random Things’ this morning, I’m going to do a quick recap of my time last week in the Alps.  A group of us rented a ski chalet on the side of the mountain and enjoyed a … Read More Here


A Sunny Swiss Weekend in the Alps (with Lucy & The Girl)

First off, this post is a bit delayed about a week…or two.  Sorry about that!  But I know many of you enjoy the non-tech stuff, so here’s a look at the 2nd weekend I had in Switzerland.  For this one … Read More Here


A Day Riding Up, Down, and Around Alpe d’Huez

Last week while doing some initial testing for the new Polar M450 GPS cycling computer I headed down to meet the Polar crew at Alpe d’Huez.  It’s a reasonably efficient 3ish hour train ride from Paris, plus another 75 minute … Read More Here

A Weekend Skiing in the French Alps

We had long ago planned an extended weekend with Friends down in the French alps, and finally the time was here.  We’d be heading to Val Thorens, which is part of the Three Valley’s area (that includes other resorts I’ve … Read More Here


5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While many of you read my Alpe d’Huez triathlon race report yesterday, here’s what the rest of the weekend entailed.  And, because I was on vacation – I’m using the term ‘weekend’ with a little more flexibility…so it’s more like … Read More Here

A weekend skiing in Switzerland and running at home

After my Ukrainian foray ended early Friday morning (a painful 5:55AM to be exact), I caught a flight to Frankfurt and then onto Zurich, touching down late-morning.  From there I’d drive 75 minutes into the alps where I was headed … Read More Here


An epic week skiing in the French Alps

This past week my brother and I have been down in Alpe d’Huez enjoying the fresh powder.  Of course, most folks reading this will recognize Alpe d’Huez as the famous mountain stage in the Tour de France.  That cultural history … Read More Here