Valentines Date with the Roodle

Valentines Date with the Roodle

Once in every quarter we, the Roodle, leave the pot and experience a new adventure. The first team event for us in 2019 took place on 14th February and yes, it was very romantic. We snuggled up in two cars and drove to a mountain near Vienna called Semmering. The plan was to do sledging at night. For most of us it was the first time and we were really excited. Would it be fun? Would it be dangerous?

After we arrived, we made sure that everybody was equipped with a helmet, gloves and solid shoes – Safety first! Then we borrowed the sledges from the office there and bought tickets for the cable-car. Now we were ready to rumble.

The first challenge was finding the right slope for sledging only. After we managed that, we had to find out how to steer the sledge without crashing or getting tons of snow in the face. But at the end of the first run we all knew the trick and decided to do it again and again and again.

We did races together and passed all other people on the slope. We leant into the curves like Formula One pilots and jumped over every bump we could find. Three of us even managed to cause a crash but fortunately nobody got hurt. In the middle of the slope there was a small hut where we stopped making a break and drinking Punsch together. To put it in a nutshell: it was awesome!