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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First look: Skipulk.com sled
Mar10

First look: Skipulk.com sled

After one too many ascents spent dragging my sorry ass, fatbike and full bikepacking kit through deep snow I had a revelation….. Would a Ski Pulk work for a fatbike, help spread the weight and mean that I could go further and visit previously inaccessible locations? Not only that but how about taking snow shoes and then mounting the bike on the pulk (when the going gets really tough) and pulling it up the mountain?...

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Review: SpōK Werks ‘Junk Trunk’
Nov19

Review: SpōK Werks ‘Junk Trunk’

SpōK Werks is a cool little one man (and his wife) enterprise that makes really high quality bikepacking gear over in Switzerland. I first met Michael (Cleveland) whilst riding the Tuscany Trail and then again at the Navad 1000 earlier this summer and I was immediately struck by his great (and very colourful) bikepacking luggage. Here’s a selection of their gear: As a taller rider (and long in the leg in proprtion to boot)...

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