With frigid temperatures and low fog cover in the morning, the 2020 Enduro World Series kicked off with a series of delays and stage cancelations. The cozy cafes around Zermatt were packed with riders sipping coffee and checking their phones repeatedly for updated start times. Everyone was wondering if the show would go on, or if they would all roll home to quarantine for two weeks without a competition.
Fortunately, an even colder front blew in and lifted the fog enough to show the night’s newly fallen snow. The race was delayed by a few hours, stages were canceled, and the remaining two start gates were moved down track to keep riders below the freezing zone. Shortly after the first EWS 100 riders went off the rain quieted to a light drizzle and the pace heated up significantly.
If not riding then I'm writing, or quite possibly cooking something. I play bass with nine-and-a-half fingers, eat vegetables and fruit, and prefer movement as frequently as possible. I find discomforts and challenges more useful than most things, particularly what emerges from them. If I died and could return as anything I would choose a camp fire.