Quite a lot has occurred since our last 'What's New?' post on 12th March. For a start, 3 days after that post went up we had a baby, Alice, the newest staff member at King of the Mountains! We are now also married (on the same day as the Royal wedding though a slightly more understated affair!).
This summer we will be joined by Ian in June and in July and August by Job, who will be helping us out with our transfers and driving, hopefully freeing us both up for tag-team child care and riding.
The terrace/decking is moving ahead at a pace now and most of the wood was delivered to finish the job yesterday, a feat in itself for the HGV driver with our narrow streets! We have a little 'feature' planned which will be a small pontoon area over the stream, should be a nice little spot for relaxing. Time to plant up the window boxes soon too.
This year our timing chips (Timtoo:http://www.timtoo.com/timtoo.php?chronometrage&course=liste ) will not only work for the Alpe d'Huez climb, but a host of other local cols and climbs in the area including our very own Col d'Ornon. As yet no sign of the transceivers going up but it's early days yet, will keep you posted.
As mentioned in our previous blog, the Col de la Croix de Fer is now open, the Glandon and Galibier remain closed but we will post an announcement as soon as this situation changes.
The news on the King of the Mountains T-shirts is that we are hoping for a delivery before the end of May. Will pop up a post and some photos when they are available.
Only 20 days to the 'Challenge Vercors' sportive and 49 days to the first Alpe d'Huez time trial. Can't wait!