Today I was prepared for some rain showers during the day and since I was going to ride in the mountains it was likely to be chilly. When leaving Feldkirch it was sunny and hot, soon I was sweating in my waterproof riding trousers and longjohns. When I got lost in Lichtenstein I almost got rid of them. How is it even possible to get lost in such a small country?!? But when I found my way up to the mountains and entered Switzerland it became nice and cool. And not much later cool and rainy which turned to freezing and hard rain.
At lunch I could state some facts. My jacket is leaking, and my new waterproof trousers are not waterproof. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any rainy days in Spain since I bought them so I haven’t had a possibility to try them out. Now I will be looking for the ticket to return them. I almost froze my ass off on that mountain pass today. Furthermore, they leaked into my boots witch are now also soaked.
And on top of all the heated grips are not working and my gloves are wet from putting my wet hand in them after checking the map so many times, since the road signs in Switzerland are hard to follow and the signed names are varying and road numbers not mentioned often. I am, though, very happy I’m in a warm bar and not in a tent. They even had cup noodles so I didn’t need to go out for dinner.
When paying for lunch and picking up my soaked jacket, which had made a small lake on the floor, I was thinking that Switzerland is in a way like Sweden, expensive, green, rainy and cold. It is also damn beautiful!