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  • Anyone done the Trans Madeira?
  • Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Been watching Matt/Jono Jones vlogs from the Trans Madeira – it looks epic!

    Anyone on here done it?

    Will add it to my bucket list but fear that I’m on the wrong side of 40 lol

    Premier Icon campfreddie
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    Not done it, but regularly ride all the trails that they have been using. I can promise you that it is 1000% more epic than the videos suggest.

    Nothing wrong with being the wrong side of 40. I am 43 and only returned to downhill/enduro style riding last year while out in Madeira for the winter (perhaps the ultimate baptism of fire).

    Having been firmly bitten by the Hugo, I was back out this winter and have only recently returned from 5 months out there (December through to May) where I was out on the trails up to three times a week. Certainly a steep learning curve and I will be heading back out at the end of the year with a few mods for my Canyon Strive (which I keep out there) including 200m rotor for the back and a new air shaft to bump the fork up to 180mm. You can never have enough travel or braking out there.

    Absolutely 100% do it!

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Yeah I agree it looks fantastic riding out there. What a place.

    Loving the Jono Jones coverage at the moment.

    Premier Icon Tim
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    Looks ace. I’ve enquired but I think it’s ~£1500 so unlikely!

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Tim

    Looks ace. I’ve enquired but I think it’s ~£1500 so unlikely!

    Not cheap but does look epic.
    Think I’d need to massively work on my fitness too.
    Might aim for 2024 to give me a chance lol

    Premier Icon orena45
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    A mate of mine (40+) did it last year and loved it so much, he did it again this year. Absolutely raves about it…. it’s not easy and the massive hike a bike over a mountain on day 3 (I think) is a killer but the stages more than make up for it apparently!

    I would love to do it…maybe next year!

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