New steel…..the Velo Orange ‘Piolet’

Well…..it didn’t take long for me to remedy the (clearly unacceptable) ‘one less bike’ situation! After selling my road bike I selected (from a long and distinguished list of potential applicants) a new frameset to build up into my all-purpose ‘Adventure Bike’™ Yeah, yeah, ‘Adventure Bike’ what a load of bollocks but it’s not far Read More

Biking back from flabbiness…

So…..in the four years since I was last active on this blog it would appear that I’ve accidentally become a bit of a bloater. Don’t get me wrong, I still cycle ~4000km per year but I’ve been getting slower and slower as my girth creeps ever larger. There’s no denying that I need to get Read More

Tuscany Trail ‘Race’

A few weeks ago I finally got around to entering this years Tuscany Trail event.

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1st Bivi of 2015

1st bivi of 2015 – Val Ferret, Italy.

Great ride up, nowhere in the trees less than waist deep in snow (and no shovel) so retreated to a little abandoned village and took shelter under an overhanging roof.

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Knackered but glad to have ridden.

Last night I, against my better judgement, went for a nice little night ride.

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Fatbiking Italy movie

Here’s a little movie I threw together (still getting to grips with some new editing software) of the Italy trip from last week (or was it the week before?).

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Vallorcine singletrack heaven

I jumped on the train this morning up and over to Vallorcine.

On the ride back I played around with the Intervalometer as well as discovering some great new technical singletrack!

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Dawn raid

This morning I was up at 6 in order to head out for an early morning ride.

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Val Ferret

Round two of yesterday’s riding schedule saw us popping up the Val Ferret for a little scouting mission to give Geoff a look at the Col de Ferret which is going to be a tricky little bugger of a section of his winter TMB attempt.

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La Thuile

Yesterday me and Geoff popped through the tunnel to Italy to sample the local trails.

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