Category Archives: Chamonix ride

Pumptracks

How hard is it to write an article about pumptracks without mining the “pump it up” tropes?

Hard. Very hard indeed. I’ll try avoid it, but can’t promise anything.

If you remember 2020 when the biggest thing we had to worry about was global pandemic and not global war (another opportunity to say go fuck yourself Putin and leave the world, in peace) the pumptrack bike became the overnight coolest must have you must have.

I got one too, cheers Airdrop!

Of course, pumptrack bikes aint nothing new, a hardtail playbike has been a staple of riders sheds since I … [Read full post]

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.

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

Emosson dam / Things are generally better than you think they are.

It's dark, but keep heading for the light.
Some words exploring the mountain bike singletrack around Emosson dam, and that the world is probably better than you think it is. Probably.

Something old, something new. something borrowed, something tree.

Quality content. Supplied by Toby's photography skills. #phonephotae.
Advertising a grand new(ish) Chamonix bike trail through the medium of an infinite library, Charlie Brooker and some average at best content.

How to ride a bike in Chamonix.

Chamonix. Grand, isn't it.
Your handy, one stop shop for everything you need to know to go mountain bike riding in Chamonix. Lifts, trails, restrictions, beer and bikes.

Abhorred monster.

Encore une fois, Chamonix: does good backdrop.
We went for a bike ride above Chamonix and the Mer de Glace, took some photos, then wrote about someone far cleverer than me, climate change and e-bikes. As you do.

The Ignoramus.

It's not just Les Houches, Coupeau's been seeing attention from the trail pixies too.
There's gold in them thar hills. Golden trails. Checking out the new mountain bike tracks appearing all over the Chamonix valley, but mostly in the Les Houches bit of the hood.

Feel the serenity.

Now THIS is where it gets interesting.
Two days on bikes playing around the Fiz range. Some huts, some climbs and some cracking descents. All that way just to pick up some content...

All the lifts.

The shot of the day, but where and when is it taken....?
We tried to ride every mountain bike accessible lift on the Chamonix Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass. All 14 of them. Did we succeed? Well you'll need to read to find out won't you.