Trans-Provence 2012 – Day #7 : Final Day!

…Sospel to Monte-Carlo!   —>>> Please don’t forget to Like our Fb page.  Thanks ~tHR —>>>   [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/50574184 w=700&h=400]     By Amah-Rose Abrams on 2 October 2012 in Mountain Bike Marathon Nicolas Lau is the overall winner of the Trans Provence and the drama of the race continued Trans Provence came to a close on Sunday and the winner was […]

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Col du Granon…

This was a hard ride.  I set out from home at about 10h45 to meet a friend in Villeneuve.  Together we were going ride to the Col du Granon via the gravel track and then hit one of the amazing singletrack descents back down again. It was a sunny but windy day and I knew […]

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New Rubber…

Time for a set of new tyres for the Rockhopper.  Even though they had last season off and hardly saw any riding at all during 2009/2010 the 6yr old Specialized Resolution’s that were on the bike were literally falling to pieces, the rear one was nearly bald with a torn sidewall and the front wasn’t […]

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UCI World Championships 2012…

  Well, it’s come ’round again already…doesn’t seem like a year ago the Danny Hart had everyone on the edge of their seats with that amazing run in the Champery (Swiss Alps) mud to take the 2011 Downhill title back to the UK.  In fact it’s worth another watch to get us all in the mood […]

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Three Crosses…

I can sum up Fridays ride in one word…”Killer” –  The highest I’ve ever climbed by about 200m, the most elevation gain in a single ride by the same amount and a 500m altitude gain in the first 6km of the ride…it was a tough one for sure; I tried to set off at 10h00 […]

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The Lake Run…

Did a new route yesterday afternoon.  Was another hot one so set out at about 15h00 and drove to the village of Villar-Saint-Pancrace which is just outside Briancon. The plan was to drive a little way above the village (about 1,400m alt.) park up there then ride the 6km climb up to Le Mélezin, a hamlet […]

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Back in the Saddle…

After 2½ weeks with no riding  at all (due to the constant irritation of having to earn the rent!)  I went out and hit it hard today with a 28km ride and a climb up to about 1,530m.  I thought if I left it to later in the afternoon the warmest part of the day […]

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Les Balcons St Chaffrey…

Thought I’d do this pretty extreme 25km route (Les Balcons St Chaffrey – trail #30 on the Serre Chevalier Mountain Bike Piste Map) to test out some replacement parts/upgrades that I put on the bike. The Shimano Deore 11-34t 9-speed cassette was worn out & the jockey wheels on the Shimano Deore LX rear mech looked […]

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Anticipation Pt. 1…

Those lucky b@st@rds across the pond!  We’ve gotta wait over 4 weeks until Mongenevre opens for the summer and another 2 weeks after that until Serre Chevalier’s Bike Park opens.  Whistler, B.C look like they’re almost ready to go… Anticipation Pt. 1 : [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NnDlqUBOwSA] Opening day at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is just days away and […]

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