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  • Premier Icon Alex
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    … you’ve come to the right place. Just back from 7 days based in Les Gets. Passport this year was in fab weather (unless you rode Sunday… mudmagedden…). We spent about half the time in the bike parks and the other half riding some amazing natural trails. Drank lots of beer. It looked a bit like this:

    First day, post 13 hour drive spin out
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/odcJTt]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Bit of exposure 🙂
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/o9nynf]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTVfYB]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    (not us, the new Air Time trail. Completely bonkers)
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTV5KF]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    PPDS day, about 50km round
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTVt3e]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Pleney DH
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTUWKF]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Oh, it’s all about me, me, me in this photo
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/obiN57]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    – first came to the alps 10 years ago and stuff like the 10% had me properly scared. I’m old and rubbish now but the bikes are so amazing, you can ride most stuff with a bit of commitment. 10% just makes me giggle now (still it was dry). First couple of days tho, it does feel big and steep.

    PPDS sunday
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/oaZQYi]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    We’d had a massive night out and I was so glad I wasn’t out in that. We did the Saturday last year and this was as bad, maybe worse

    Bit of old school XC
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTTZQR]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/od9uxF]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Heading off for a brilliant – but cheeky – trail on the last day.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTSTGF]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/ob3VA8]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/ob3PR2]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    feels like the top of the world
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTNM6q]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nTPYht]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Done
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nU25de]Les Gets MTB holiday – June 2014[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    There are loads more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexleigh/sets/72157645064776289/ if you need to see a load of blokes who should know better drinking quite a lot 😉

    The Mega was brilliant. Apart from ripping a brand new rear tyre about an hour in and tightening the bearings on the rear crossmax, it flew through the week. It was great to split the time between the parks and the natural trails. I love the parks – esp the black under the pleney but the natural trails just blew me away.

    Last year was good, this year was brilliant. Next year, we’ll be doing something different. Drove back overnight and everything just looks flat and boring. 220km/20,000m of descending, far too many beers.

    Work tomorrow. Boo 🙁

    Premier Icon jules.b
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    Looks lovely, thanks for sharing your photos. Can’t wait to get out to the alps in September!

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Great photos – thanks for sharing.

    godzilla
    Member

    I wanna Mutzig at Robbo’s 😥

    Premier Icon Alex
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    2 Mutzigs then new Pleney Telecabin and a run down to Les Gets on the Chevannes Red. A few of the guys were using strava and it was their fastest run 🙂 I’m hoping to get back to the mountains late August for a few days in the Pyrenees. I just can’t get enough of mountains!

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    looks fantastic

    Cheeks
    Member

    Great pics, I,m Les gets bound next Friday, Can,t wait.

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