The Hunt for White September
Sep19

The Hunt for White September

So…..it’s officially autumn in the Alps. This means that it’s finally quiet in town, work tapers as everyone goes away for inter-season and the trails are empty but…..unfortunately it also means that the lifts have stopped just as the first snow arrives at altitude – boo! I find myself in the very smug position of having somehow managed to snag myself a nice little window of riding opportunity this week!...

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Under New Management!
Sep01

Under New Management!

You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here for the last few months (silent actually). Long-story-short: too busy with real (paid) work, a surprise move of house and the imminent arrival of a third child have meant that I’ve simply not had the time to dedicate to this wonderfully daft fatbike magazine project. It was looking like game over, until a bearded saviour in the form of your new Editor in Chief...

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Val Veny fun!
Jan05

Val Veny fun!

So this morning me and my buddy Rob headed through the tunnel and into Italy to go and play in Val Veny before the access road becomes impassable and/or too dangerous. I’ve ridden that trail a few times but never in the winter and I’m known to annoyingly and conveniently remember climbs to be easier than they are and so was unsure of exactly what to expect. Another reason for todays ride was to begin to banish the cobwebs...

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A perfect morning!
Dec02

A perfect morning!

Saw the conditions and decided to start work later and go ride my bike!!!

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A last (snowy) blast
May12

A last (snowy) blast

Winter was over. Done. Finished. It was almost May! Spring had sprung, flowers were out and I’d already started riding other bikes* who’d been neglected for months and months. *Note: don’t get me wrong, I like to ride my fatty in the warmer months too but after 6 months of only riding one bike I was keen to get out on my other mounts. But then one morning there was fresh snow (luckily we hadn’t managed to find...

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