Tag Archives: multi day trip

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.

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

Queyras

If you're going to climb, you might as well do it somewhere picturesque.
A week of mountain biking in "The Cathedral of Flow." Or the Queyras Parc National as it's known on the map.

Tour des Combins

Dave learning just how much fun carrying a bike up hill can be at 2800m
Two days of biking in mountains, on mountains, between mountains and ignoring mountains. And a hut. 130km round, 5000m up and 5900m down if you want to try it yourself.

The journey, not the destination.

It's cycle touring, not bike packing. Just because you've been tight and just strapped your shit onto the bike rather than using a pannier doesn't make it a different sport, it just means you're using the wrong tools for the job.
Tour du Mont Blanc on a road bike. Cycle touring not bike packing.

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...

B.C. Pemberton, Squamish and Chilcotins, I don’t only ride park.

Rob on one of the many mellow turns of High Trail. There was about 1000m vert of this from the alpine down through the trees. Good eh.

Following on from the part 1 post on the trip to British Columbia, here’s some envy inducing images from our trips away from mountain bike Disney Land to some other choice spots.

Whistler’s park is famous for a reason, but then the rest of B.C. is also famous for a reason. I could’ve probably spent 3 weeks riding Squamish and come home thinking I’d had a grand trip. There’s a lot of amazing riding out there and I’ve hardly seen any of it, but I suspect I’ll be seeing more over the next few years.

None of this would have … [Read full post]

Tour du Mont Blanc day 1

With nothing much to write about in Chamonix this week (the weather is hot, sunny and err hot, and both the town and trails are hoaching; Les Houches, Le Tour and GM trails are all holding up well, if a bit dusty; Flegere is OK but really needs the loose stones swept off it; rained a bit today which should improve grip, but the forecast is scorchio for the next week), I thought I’d put up a wee write up on the Tour du Mont Blanc which legendary (or at least infamous) Scottish biker Sanny & I did in September … [Read full post]

Tour du Mont Blanc day 2

….. Day two – the tortoise and the hare. On the climb out of the Refuge des Mottets we’d been swapping stories and jokes with an Andorran trail-runner, out for a gentle jaunt around Mont Blanc. As he was on foot and we were mostly carrying our bikes it was only to be expected that he would say his farewells and trot off into the distance, on the flat and descents we would easily be quicker.

Sure enough, we met him again as we dropped into Italy, the descent at first on open foot worn tracks with natural berms … [Read full post]

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