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A long ride around Mont Blanc

At some point today, the Artemis 1 rocket should have been launching on the first stepping stone mission to go back to the future moon. Obviously, space travel is hard and complicated, so that’s been cancelled. Again.

The last time a human stood on the moon was the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972, near 50 years ago. Before even that though, there was Apollo 8. In December 1968 the 3 astronauts of Apollo 8 became the first humans to see the dark side of the moon. Apollo 11 gets the plaudits for landing on the moon, but Apollo 8’s … [Read full post]

Once upon a time in the Southern Balkans

Skopje. The future looks good. For biking at least.
A week riding the trails of North Macedonia and Albania. And eating and drinking and chatting and meeting folk and seeing things. The more interesting bit.

Lift openings 2022 // Third time lucky 

Going somewhere. Always
Lift opening information for summer 2022 vtt / mtb riding innit

Smells like Digne spirit* 

I'm not a good enough writer to describe just how much fun we were having at this point. Many. Many funs.
Mountain biking trip to ride the VTT singletrack heaven of the Terres Noires and Evo Bikepark

I am just going outside and may be some time // La Grave

Mountains make me feel better. Usually. Other things make other people feel better. Usually. We're all different.
Mountain Bike riding in La Grave. Turns out it's just as unique and addictive in summer as winter

How to ride a bike in Chamonix 2.021

Chamonix in a picture. Lots of sports, lots of geography, lots of blue sky.
All the information you need to ride your MTB in Chamonix. Lifts, passes, trails, life hacks, influence coaching and less.

Lift openings 2021 // Roll the dice

If you wonder why we run our brake levers at bit higher in the alps, this should answer your question.
Lift opening dates for the alpine summer 2021 mtb vtt season. Hopefully.

Stealing Autumn. 

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Guest blog post written by expotus, or, how the fine mtb trails of Chamonix were stolen from a perfect mountain biking autumn by winter for snow and ice and corrupt radical skiing

Dorenaz

Where is this going? Well, Wayne's going down and north, I've no idea where the blog's headed.
Mountain biking in Switzerland from the Dorenaz lift. Always open, always dry. Both the wit and the riding.

Plaine Morte.

Plaine Morte. A big old day out of mountain biking starting at a glacier and ending at a plan d'eau, written about through discussing the nature of time and the illusion of free will.
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