Plic ploc! What is this noise waking me up? Hmm… Let’s postpone the alarm clock for one hour at the minimum! A little later, at 9:30 the day is canceled. Rain is there to stay. So that outdoor activities are quite limited if you are not fond of canoeing or rafting, which in fact is not to be advised on rainy days. What’s left? Shopping!
As expected, the day has been canceled at breakfast time. The early decision spared us the drive to the HQ and gave us ample time to consider alternative activities. By morning end we voted for cycling (for once, we voted). Roads were dry, the air temperature was cool, the tour was nice.
We have a winner today: José! First task, first PWC on a wildcard, first win! He definitely made the best glide today after 1h hour spent waiting for the start to open, watching the diseappearing sun and the lowering thermal tops. Now he deserves winning a real task.
Today was reviewing of local conditions. Meaning: take-off, usual thermal, cloud-base and East face of Arclusaz. I am not fond of wind. And South wind is usually the nastiest. We had South-West wind and conditions were close to brutal.
Back to business, again. If you have vacations planned in between Grenoble and Annecy for next week, unlucky you are, the PWCA brings its usual alpine weather over Combe de Savoie. Anyway, I never lived world cup events in France as other world cup events anywhere else in the world. I feel too much at home, the adventures of traveling are missing, not to mention the south american sun. Good point when staying home, I shall easily find activities other than flying, if needed. But, honestly, I cross fingers for this event to be a safe success.