Peyragudes 2luxe Cup
Peyragudes 2luxe Cup
The small ski resort, Peyragudes, once again hosted the Deluxe Cup. The ski resort lies about 10 kilometers above the spa town of Luchon. The resort has a few condos, a brand new hotel (still under construction) and a couple of restaurants and bars.
This year the course starts off on the opposite end of the parking lot from last year. The begging of the course is a right hander
Tuesday, July 14
Our original plan was to take the night train to Luchon, which would have gotten in about 7:30 AM. Apparently this time of year, lots of people like to go to the South of France, and we had to take a different train, getting us in, in the afternoon.
Wednesday, July 15
Today is practice day. I got early enough to partake in the first of the meals
The weather was fairly nice, with just some low lying clouds.
After getting in a few runs, we broke for lunch.
It was back out for an afternoon of riding.Each time we got back to the top a dozen or so people jumped in line to get teched. Since the lugers usually started off each run, I skipped tech, until later in the afternoon when I decided to skip a run. Three plus minute runs can be quite grueling, especially when it is the first race of the season.
Before dinner we at a Welcome Party.
After dinner, it was back to the tent for the riders meeting.
Thursday, July 16
I woke up to incredible weather, with nary a cloud in the sky.
We started off qualifying with standup. But it took a couple of hours, and the day was turning into a hot one.
One of the coolest things about this race, is the hotel rooms are just a short walk away.These kids were having a grand time. They would ride down the gentle slope, then run back up and do it again.
Not long after lunch was over, the morning qualifying times were posted.We managed to get everything finished, not quite on time, but not too late. Unfortuantely it was late enough that it wasn't worth hitting the pool.
After dinner, we all gathered in the tent for drinks
Friday, July 17
When I woke up I took one look outside, and didn't see much,
After we finished lunch, Koma was explaining to Marcus what he was planning on doing for the buttboard race.
As the afternoon wore on, the lunch room turned into a geek out session.
After the meeting, the longskate crew (the organizers of the race) had a surprise. They had a short movie titled Angel to show us. The movie was presented by the priesthood.somewhere. The party didn't last too much longer, at least nobody who is racing tomorrow stayed late.
Saturday, July 18
The storm blew over, as the morning started with just a few low lying clouds.
We had a long lunch break next.
Standup practice came down with the classic final. After I was done racing I walked down
The race finished up around 7 PM, and we headed straight to the tent for the prize giving.
After the awards were handed out, the local government gave Koma
Once most of the food was eaten, a band took the stage.