It all started like this:
And here is my and my wife Leanne's reaction when we saw it:
Rik made the cut for the 2017 redbull xalps! We are thrilled! #redbullxalps #rickbrezinaxalps #レッドブル xアルプス pic.twitter.com/tpzljNSfwi— leanne (@vibromama) November 2, 2016
Too excited to sleep, I put on my paragliding pack and we walked around the neighborhood at 3am pretending to be on a mission in some Swiss town...kind of hard since we live in Japan!
In this blog I intend to record the training and mental preparation, study of maps and meteorology, gear choice and sponsorship; in short, all the things that will lead to the start of the race. Wish me luck!