by Dave Anderson
January 21, 2015
Here’s this week’s helping of visual distraction to help you keep the stoke alive…
Continental – Enduro Team – Ale’ King
Who will be crowned the ‘Ale King?
Continental have been at the fore-front of tyre production and always a favourite on the Enduro scene. Team Continental Saracen have been spending the year working hard at the British Enduro races, but when the winter hits and there are no more podiums to be chased, the racing takes a different turn.
Video: Laurence Crossman-Emms @Laurence-CE (laurence-ce.com)
Rollin’ n Tumblin’
@kollbi shreddin scenic enduro trails of santa monica.
I Bike Wales – #ibikewales
The ‘I Bike Wales’ video highlights some of the reasons people like to ride their mountain bikes and it encourages people of all ages, sizes and abilities to get out, ride and enjoy the spectacular Welsh trails. Using a selection of still photography from everyday riders on Flickr we’ve managed to manipulate these images into 3D showcasing some of the best reasons to get on your bike.
It is time to spread the message that mountain biking in Wales is amazing and suitable for everyone. Get involved by posting your ride pictures, your muddy smiling faces and photos of your group rides on Facebook and Twitter, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #iridewales
Tuscany Trail || unsupported bicycle adventure ||
Tuscany is one of the most astonishing gems of Italy, an amazing place so famous also beyond its borders.
Tuscany Trail goes through the most peculiar places of this region: Apuane alps, the historic centre of Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Pienza, val d’Orcia and the Argentario peninsula. Beauties that comes either from nature and Renaissance, side by side, along the trail.
Like in a puzzle where every single piece of a great plan perfectly matches, so sport, nature, culture and art join this adventure.
What is Tuscany Trail? It’s an adventure, not a race, in other words an experience: an unusual, exciting and uncertain experience. A bikepacking experience.
It’s unsupported: there’s a start and a GPS track, but nothing more.
Everybody has to plan the course looking at their needs and attitudes or listening to what their body communicates. There’ll be who is challenging himself and who’s taking it easy, relishing the stunning view.
640 km (400 miles), with an elevation gain of 12000m (39000 feet), where half of them are on gravel roads and singletracks.
This is Tuscany Trail.
Martin Söderström – The road to recovery
Martin Söderström is a rider who has always oozed class. From the way he can make the most basic of tricks look so stylish. to a résumé of contest wins from all over the world, there’s no doubting his ability.
But just when a victory on the biggest stage of them all, Crankworx’ Red Bull Joyride, seemed his for the taking, he suffered a brutal leg break that would see him staring retirement and a life away from riding right in the face.
Thankfully, it wasn’t to be, however. Söderström called on the same determination he’d used to reach the top of the sport to climb back on to his bike again. We’ll be chronicling in detail the bone-crushing lows and free-wheeling highs of his return to riding in a two-part feature. This week, we follow Söderström as he takes his first steps to getting back on the bike again following a long period of rehabilitation.
One of those days 2 – Candide Thovex
Candide Thovex having another one of those days in his home resort.