Distance 138 km Number of Steps 9,934 steps or 4.8 miles Time of Filing 3:33 AM
We are in a mid-80’s low-income Apartment Building originally located in Moscow, Russia. In 1994 it was bought by the Valmeinier Ski Resort and relocated by helicopter to the base of Mont Thabor, a 3,207 meter Alpe across the street from Col du Galibier. The property is now called ‘Résidence Pierre et Vacances Le Thabor’. We have sheets AND towels (see below, Race Report), though we have to make our own beds (they are unmade, and our sheets/towels are still in packaging). The building has an elevator.
The internet here is still reliable and good and problem-free.
HOT!!!!!!!!!!!! So hot, but only at the start in the lowlands. On/in the Alps it was breezy, cool and cloudy. With sporadic sprinkles and intermittent drizzle.
Quotes of the Day
-Emiliano commenting on the apartment buildings in “downtown” Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.
“I think I’m scared we’re going to get arrested. I’m already illegal in Italy, I can’t afford to be illegal in France too. But dude, I feel alive for the first time in days.”
-Daniel commenting on aprés breakfast activities.
“Let’s go get a coffee hug.”
“How many balls deep is your glass hole?”
-Daniel asking Emiliano how many scoops of ice cream he intended to order for dessert. In France ice cream comes in balls, not scoops.
“Unless we see a Starbucks we’re not stopping. ”
-Emiliano on the subject of boundaries.
“Is there a reason why you have your oven open? ”
-Emiliano asking Daniel to roll-up his window using sleep deprived-type terminology.
“Hey Jered what’s the matter? You lose your grube?”
-Emiliano showing Jered Gruber some concern regarding Jered’s frowny face.
“To understand how tedious France can be, ask a French person to tell you how to say the number 97.”
-Tim, our Trek buddy.
“See you tomorrow at the handjob.”
-@bigtakeover, a French guy we know. Apparently we used the word handjob instead of finish in our Stage 7 Race report. We just learned that tonight.