A week of riding in the Alps

I just got back from a week of riding in the alps. We started of with the Passportes du Soleil on sunday. 68km of trails (81km including the lift) and a big bright sun, we had a fantastic (exhausting) day. Guess how tired we where on monday. Deadtired! We did some shopping and relaxing and did soms DH runs on the big bikes after I had a softer spring installed in the Boxxer of the Session.

Tuesday we grabbed the big bike for a full day of downhill and we had so much fun, we even got it on tape because I had a GoPro helmet-cam with me that week. It took some tinkering and adjusting and we still haven’t found the proper angle.

We reserved the trailriding for wednesday and thursday because of the poor weather predictions. We left for the top of Les Crosets which is at almost 230omtr of altitude. The chairlift disappeared in for before our eyes and we started the descent in fog and rain. By the time we arrived at the green lake, it was poring cats and dogs. We waited for the worst rain to pass and continued on these wonderful trails onward to Les Lindarets. For thursday we arranged a guide and explored trails near Les Gets; all roots and some nice verts. It was slippery as hell, but we had the best time. Joe Pauly fromĀ http://www.ride-ability.com/ took us to some very nice technical trails, with this beauty as desert: