Whitlocks Tomato Chutney
Beef,Beer&Bacon Pie from that shop in ChCh that won the best pie award
Fish & Chips (Brown Owl Dairy in Palmy)
Chocolate milkshake (also from the Brown Owl Dairy)- "Longest Drink In Town"
My HLAH collection (this is a tricky one as they were all stolen back in '99)
If you could grab one of my surfboards from the rafters at my Mum's house - the 6'4" would be fine.
I think that's it. If there is anything you think I need, then feel free to bring that with you as well.
Thanks for that guys Todtnau looks perfectly placed for me.
Damo, I def plan to ride the moto over to your place, whats the rental bike scene like down there?
heh heh interesting wish list you have for me..... Will see what I can squeeze in (probably only a Tequila teaspoon for you to snort).
Just been checking out flights for my impending run for it to a non extradition country.
And I have to say I'm amazed at the price differences in economy fares...... from $3,250 all the way up to Cathay's $14,317.28 (not including taxes)! hock:
Yes $14,317.28 FOR CATTLE CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hock: hock: hock:
Think I'll go with British Airlines who can (for $3,600) take me from 5 mins down the road from my place to Basel 30 mins down the road from my final destination.
Oh and the Cathay one is only Auckland to Zurich which leaves me stuck several hours away Basel......
Zurich is pretty close to Basel and there are train stations inside the airport. I wouldn't worry about the distance between the two, too much. I am on the other side of the Portes du Soleil from Damo and I aslo think you should come here.
Ben : We are open now. I only got back from travelling/racing last night, so haven't picked up my liftpass yet...
Dave: If you are looking at coming in September, you should be bringing XC tyres as the lifts are closed... There will be shuttle runs going however. Any tyres will work, it's not racing. HighRollers/Minions are the main choices, but my all time favourites at the moment are cut-down WetScreams.
Over on the Champery side we are still riding the lifts in September and there are also the cog trains and mini trams to shuttle but it can be very muddy like Damo said. I am also running Wet Screams most of the time.
Ah well flights are booked, new passport has arrived. Just need to sort out a new riding bag and get those tyres (before I seriously injure myself up makara), and then the spending money....... Fvcking bills!
Might have to sell the motorbike after all.
I've been a slack bugger in posting in this thread since getting here.
Damo you and the misses rock, brilliant food great company and one hell of a location!
Folks if you are ever in the Morzine area you'd be well advised to book into Damo's place, it's fantastic.
Right now I'm back at annete's place in Brombach (just outside Lörach) bags are packed I'm sitting here getting pissed on stunning euro beers...... How the hell can they be so cheap?!?!?!?!
roughly 0.70 euro's each for 500ml bottles and the selection and quality is outstanding!
I am drinking my way thru the bottles in the pic from right to left while I wait for Annete to get home and take me to the airport (fly out of Zurich at 10:45pm for Singapore, should be able to sleep on this flight ).
Erdinger Kristal, Erdinger Urweisse, Erdinger Dunkle, Rothaus Pils, Pauliner Oktoberfest bier, Pauliner Salvator, Lasser Premium Pils, Rothause Pils, Riegeler Felsen Pils.
Just finishing the Pauliner Oktoberfest bier now (will leave the 7.9% Salvador till last and have the Lasser Pils next).
Dammit I don't want to go.
I really mean that.
I do I do I do.
heh if it wasn't for the fact that I was on an 800cc motorbike the petrol companys would have made a fortune out of me..... I clocked up 2,462km on that bike all over the alps, black forest and the Alsace (Parc national des Ballons mainly)...... so a hell of a lot of that was with the throttle opened right up! such beautiful roads for bike, they are an absolute jewel in Europes crown..... Endless S bend and hairpin infested uncrowded roads with views to die for!
heh pity about the foot pegs on Annetes bike.... they got scraped on so many corners I swear the bike must have shed a few pounds in weight!