Yet another reason I am a skier is that skiing provides one of the best ways I know to access the mountains. Having skis on your feet is like being another kind of creature altogether. A gazelle, or a dolphin... one of those swift and silent animals that truly excel at maneuvering through their respective environments.
It all comes down to moving through the mountains for me: even far away from home on leisurely vacations, I find myself coming up with ways to get as close as possible to big peaks. This excursion in Peru involved borrowing a helmet and gloves, wrapping myself in a luxurious alpaca scarf, stuffing a rental bike into the back of a taxi cab, and asking the driver to drop me off at a high pass, over an hour’s drive from town. I fell asleep in the cab along the way, only to magically wake up on the pass, suddenly transported to where I wanted to go, just like riding the chairlift!
It was cold, cloudy, and it hailed on me numerous times. And while I never got to see the 6000 meter mountain that inspired this effort, I still got to ski some slick, slippery pavement on the way back down. 👌😊 (ps- if you’re looking for ways to make your road biking more technical, I highly recommend this technique while videoing with your phone on wet roads)
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