The Swiss Front 2011
JOSSI "SKI-DAY" DAVOS 12.02.2011
Early morning up to reach Frauenfeld at 06:30. Stress with parking and than a relaxing bus ride to Davos. Ski Rental was reasonable fast. Dragging myself to the cable car and
up to the Jakobshorn a bit unnerving and so I needed a beer to put me in a sort of holiday mood. A phone call from Rolf interrupted my rest and I had to face the
challenge to descent to the Jatz Hut, where all gathered. It was not far, but the skis never did what I intended them to do. I struggled with my goggles
and too big glasses, which always hopelessly fogged up. After almost 3 years of alpine inactivity, I feared to have lost it. Anyway I made it to target, albeit a bit nacked!
After a short rest, the JOSSI party decided to hit the slopes. For me, the rest of the day was a bit lonely and frustrating. I tried to come to grasp with my skiing and after some exhausting detours, I managed
to reach the Middle Station. A cold beer! At 15:00 my colleagues arrived. All where very joyful and obviously enjoyed
their day! Walter offered a round, which helped to lift my spirits further. The way back to Frauenfeld was uneventful and I closed
the day reflecting on my ordeal, coming to the conclusion to blame myself for not doing enough to keep physical fit! Of course
also this has it's dangers...! I almost forgot: It was a beautiful, sunny day and in retro, it was fun!
JOSSI Segway Tour Zürich 24.07.2011
It was decided that our company outing is a Zürich City Tour on a Segway
. I had no idea what
it was all about and was looking, with mixed feelings, forward to the experience. At least it was nothing exhausting. It has all to do with shifting your weight forward and backward, a and
control direction with the handlebar. That's a bit tricky should you loose balance when dismounting, never hold on to the bar! A movement to the right or left will spin the JOSSI/Segway violently around and you are ending up in the gutter! I did it anyway!
A steep climb needs to get used to and my brand new Vario glases gave me "extra Vertigo".
Anyway, the learning curve is not very steep. After a few tumbles and bends to my Ego I soon enjoyed the ride. After crossing the Lake Zurich by boat, we had an excellent dinner at the
Restaurant Belcanto im Opernhaus. We all went Swiss Front happy and with an experience richer.