Piste-bashing in the KTM X-Bow R
More classic anniversary TG road trips: they said it couldn’t be done. A stupid idea. We went and did it anyway
Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Before we have time to retreat, night falls with the kind of clear alpine crispness that cracks glass, and we retire from the hill. Handily, I have brought only a severely tinted mirrored visor - perfect for pictures, slightly worse than useless when trying to stop super-cooled windblast from eating your face at night and you can't see where you're going. Opening said visor for navigation purposes freezes the tears in your eyes and frost-bites your cheekbones so badly that they bubble and blister later in the evening, leaving you looking like a seared tuna steak.
Take note here: it is advisable not to put Germolene on raw skin just under your eyes. One, it stings like buggery, and two, you will inevitably smear some into your eye and stumble stark naked from the bathroom, put your foot into your discarded helmet and fall through the doors of a wardrobe screaming like a girl. But that's another story.