Passportes du Soleil – roll call
Same as you there. Flying over early afternoon on Thurs. The riding from Morzine on the Fri, then back on the Monday arvo. 3 of us.
If you hear a lairy Scouse bloke in a bar or on the trails with 2 fatter older fellas… .the odds are it’s me 🙂Posted 3 years ago
We’re all riding hired Scott genius LT30s.bitterlemonMember
There’s a couple of us again staying in les gets. Cant wait… Flying this year after last year though. I was that knackered on the way home I ended up paying for fuel that belonged to another car, as well as mine!Posted 3 years ago
That section from avoriaz (sp) to morzine was spot on.
9 of us arriving the Wednesday before and riding PDS on Friday. Rode it Saturday last year. If anyone remembers exactly what kind of day that was 😉 It’s strange being sleeted on in the middle of summer. Also this year we’re staying in Les Gets and starting from Les Gets. Last year – for reasons I can’t quite remember – we stayed in Les Gets and started from Champery!
Driving down in a two van convoy. Riding for seven days. Leaving in less than two weeks 🙂Posted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
One of the atlaz 9 here.
The mud last year, actually was a bit of a laugh, and I still enjoyed the Morzine rooty downhill, in the mud. The freezing chairlift however wasn’t nice.
Post trip, *everything* needed a service. Only had a couple of days riding there. Pads worn through backing plates, fork needed service, as did headset, BB, pivots and pedals. The Reverb was not too happy and kept sticking, though I haven’t serviced it and it’s got better with use.
What are the trails like? Nothing to challenging I assume?
The actual route is nothing too challenging. Most abilities can cope with it fine and all rollable. It’s uplifted XC really, but Alps XC, so rough, rocks, roots, steep in places, but all doable. The descents can be run fast and that xc ride can become more like a dh run in parts).
But Passportes is basically just an intro to the area. You’ve got access to everything else, so it can be as challenging as you want. Proper DH stuff, freeride stuff, tables, gaps, jumps, big ass north shore, whatever you want.Posted 3 years ago
That’s a bugger 🙁 I’ve hardly ridden this last two weeks because I was worried about monging myself. Forecast has improved a bit (esp for the friday 🙂 ) – looks like might be a bit showery, but nothing like last year.
Leaving at 6pm tonight. Will be riding in the mountains tomorrow afternoon!Posted 3 years ago
Depends who you ask 🙂
I’m particularaly looking forward to our ‘electronic toll tag’ which allows us to steam through the peage at 30mph. Flying with bikes is such a PITA nowadays, much rather road-trip it. And it means we can take an entire workshop of spares thus evading the 100% alps tax!Posted 3 years ago
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