Stories about me riding my bike in the Alps…
Maybe someone is interested, who knows, but I thought I would post this here.
Last year I did the 1 photo every day for a year thing and managed to complete it! But I just did it through facebook. I started this year to do it again but I realised that actually most of the interesting photos were from when I was out and about on my bike and the rest were mostly infill photos. So instead I have decided to just do a little blog about rides I do, sometimes will be a long story, sometimes will just be a couple of words and some photos… depends if I can be bothered or not I guess.
I was mostly inspired by this story on pinkbike, it is nothing special the story but I was reading it and suddenly realised, HEY! I live in a place cool enough to write about things like this now!
So yes I have wanted to live in the Alps for a loooong time, I am originally from Northumberland and my bachelors in Scotland but always wanted to in some real mountains so I decided to apply to university in Grenoble to do my masters and I can safely say I have been enjoying some quite incredible riding RIGHT on my doorstep! It is perfect when you can ride up to above 1000m+ within an hour of your door and you live in a city.
So anyway here you go, if anyone is interested to read about what riding is like around Grenoble, it is nothing special yet, I have only written 3 short entries so far…
Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@anus I remember posting how jealous I was when you first said you where going. We look forward to more updates. If you have the time and inclination I’d quite like to see some of thspese routes or sections overlayed on an IGN map, you can do that via Strava export and into the gouv portal site. If you email me the gpx from the ride with the great descent you talked about I’ll give it a go. I’m spending a lot of time in Paris but its dire riding wise as its so flat.Posted 4 years ago
Eyerideit – maybe I did it on purpose… to you all… 😉
Tizzzle – yeah they are indeed your old forks, looking big pimpin on my ibis! Thank you sir.
Well it was sunny sunny sunny today so I have been out riding once again (I don’t have anything else to do until next Tuesday so why not!). Few photos here…Posted 4 years ago
I did some fantastic ones when the weather was still good before winter but I had not started this yet! I am sure there will be plenty opportunities when the warm weather comes back.
I will be here for the next three years potentially and will almost definitely be in London for the summer so it wont all be Grenoble riding… But yeah Vercors and Chartreuse have been explored a little already and there are some great places! Belledonne is the mountain range to the south and has some proper alpine style riding i would like to get done after winter!
And if any of you guys want routes in either Belledonne, Chatreuse or vercours see here…
that has all the GPS trails you can imagine… just join the dots!Posted 4 years ago
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