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Travel: Scenic Trails at the Maestrazgo MTB Centre in Spain

Sometimes we don’t have to go far to make big discoveries. We always try to look as far as our eyes or pocket allow but often we do not realize that there are great places within our own borders. For me, this is the case in the area Maestrazgo, a very interesting place to bike, Read more…

Licking Sweat Off Your Parched Lips in Moab

Driving south on Highway 191 into Moab is a sure sign that I’m almost there. Just pulling into town I can feel my stress level lowered by 50%. Then, after a ride and a cold beer, it’ll will go down a bit more. What is it about Moab that’s so special? Is it the two Read more…

Travel Story: Burying bodies in Las Vegas

As we walk into the artificially lit casinos, the oxygen rich atmosphere is electric, acrid smoke hangs in the air. One coin at a time, bleary eyed zombies feed the casinos hunger, the excitement from those who have just arrived mixes with the drunken misery of those who have lost it all. Ladies of the Read more…

Mavic Trans-Provence: Through the eyes of a privateer

I hooked up with my old mate, Shrewsbury’s Sandy Plenty to get the highs and lows of this epic six day stage race and to find out exactly what it was like for the amateur riders. Needing no introduction: Trans Provence now well and truly carries it’s own weight in the form of one-off challenge Read more…

Mind Games: What should be going through your head on race day?

A Racer’s mind-set As a regular racer and someone who has competed on various types of bikes over the years, I know that quite often one of my biggest downfalls of MTB racing is nothing to do with luck or preparation, its more that of the limitations of the mind. Forget being tired, having the Read more…

Hungry for Height – The Gehrigs on the hunt for a World Record

16 trails, over 15,000 metres height difference – the twins Caro and Anita Gehrig set a new world record for trail biking in Vinschgau (South Tyrol). It is not yet six o’clock in the morning, as the Enduro profis Caro and Anita Gehrig set off on their first downhill leg in the direction of the Read more…

Video: Romania – don’t you dare waste the time looking for Dracula!

The homeland of Vlad the Impaler, commonly called Count Dracula, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting countries in Europe. It has become a more and more popular destination among European tourists, willing to either witness the birthplace of the culture’s most popular vampire or simply visit its stunning towns and castles. Romania lured us Read more…

Enduro below the ground with Erlebnisradtouren – Saaleland

Days are getting cooler and shorter, it is raining more and the first snow has already fallen in the Alps. Even if bikers like you and I refuse to believe it, summer is slowly coming to an end. But the following video from the guys at Erlebnisradtouren-Saaleland shows some good reasons, why your enduro bike Read more…

Travel: Enduro MTB Trip to Bulgaria Pamporovo

When planning a bike trip, it is easy to get tempted by the same old classic adventures, but sometimes it is cool to try something new. We catch up with our good friend and keen explorer, Jordi Bago, and hear more about his adventure to Pamporovo, in Bulgaria. I recently took the plane to Bulgaria Read more…

Travel Story: Pilate’s Lake, Monti Sibillini

This is a story of an excursion into the most celebrated and famous place of Monti Sibillini National Park, the only glacial lake of the Apennines and the only natural lake of Marche. It is situated 1940 meters above sea level, between two mountains: Monte Vettore and Monte Veletta. Innumerable are the legends circulating around Read more…