Pushing my luck.

Having had no real issues with the Simplon Pass, I figured I continue on through Switzerland to Austria and enjoy the mountain riding while I could.  Of course, by ‘moutain riding’, I mean the fun roads and passes.  At the head of long valleys they have signs posted on which passes are open and which are closed, so I figured I could keep going forward while avoiding any deadends.  What I didn’t take into account was that these conditions can change during the day.

In the mountains you can really see the freeze line when it’s raining/snowing.

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And when it’s getting colder, the same area gets whiter in the few minutes it takes to take a corner and pass by.

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So, with the freeze line rushing down quite quickly, it wasn’t very surprising when my pass of choice ended up being closed by the time I got there.

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So, with passes closed and highway option less than appealing what is one to do?  Take the train of course!

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Noooooo!!  You can’t make me leave my nice warm, dry train car…

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I was finally pushed onto the main roads as the snow got deeper.

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