Decent dismount at the end of this one - dented helmet did it's job!
Quick blast down Devils Elbow in Blackamoor Woods near Sheffield, on the first dry mtb evening ride of the year. Henry's tidier lines show massively at times as I hit every rock in site, looks like he turns afterburners on at 40 seconds!
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This is a chronological collection of the best clips from 4 days of riding in Finale Ligure with a bunch of mates, being guided by Justridefinale. As always my riding doesn't really do justice to how fast, flowy or technical these trails were. Trust me though, these trails are immense and Finale Ligure is the best place I've ridden. Massive shout out to our guide Louise from Justridefinale - super chilled and super fast. 0.00 - Weather station 0.43 - Following Mike (with Duck's tumble) 2.09 - Following Mike 2.59 - On my tod 4.05 - Following Stally and Mike 5.24 - Following Louise (for about 5 seconds) 6.08 - Following Boo (for about 2 seconds) 6.50 - Following Stally at top of Rollercoaster 8.25 - Following Stally at middle of Rollercoaster 9.37 - The most undramatic OTB ever 10.00 - Take Two down the steep chute 10.21 - Following Stally at the bottom of Rollercoaster 12.10 - Following Stally (and Matt for 1 second) 13.15 - Following Stally down some rough stuff, where he stops mid-corner to show us his favourite tree! 14.38 - Steady pedalling through the rock cave 15.50 - Following Mike down some fast rocky gullies 18.25 - Following Stally and Mike on one of the best blind runs of the holiday (until Boo cracked his bike) 22.59 - Following Matt (for about 0.5 seconds) and PBing the top of Rollercoaster 26.58 - Following Mike on another lightening fast trail 28.02 - Following Stally down something surprisingly steep and rocky 31.04 - The obligatory puncture break 32.26 - Following Matt (for about 0.3 seconds) getting towed in fast 34.44 - Following Duck on top of Rollercoaster (until I get a flat) 38.03 - Me tippytoeing down the ridge section of the EWS stage 41.51 - Following Mike down the lower wood section of the EWS stage 45.30 - Following Ben and then Stally as we bumpandslide down Men's DH 48.51 - Stally's little hop and squeal 49.08 - Following Mike from just below the Nato Base cruising on a great flowy trail 53.13 - Following Mike again last day cruising down some rocky singletrack 55.30 - Following Mike down Petit Champery until he gets a flat 58.10 - Following Mike down a short rocky route to the van (using artistic license, as technically this was the penultimate trail)
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Bike, body and brain getting a full on rattle down some rough tracks. Definitely not in Kansas any more.
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I couldn't bring myself to cut this down in any way. Just a fantastic piece of endless singletrack, like so many of the trails in the area. As always we're riding it blind, and we took it easy as it was post lunch and we were full of pasta (but even still we couldn't help but get into it by the end).
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Last section now after over an hour of descending, and we're onto the rocky tracks through the forest. Following the guide Brodie and treading that fine line between wanting to let it go and not wanting to injure yourself whilst tired. Memorable ride though, including the views on the 2 hour climb up and varied trail and terrain on the way back down.
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Following Luke off Win Hill. Uploading as part of a bike comparison with a Santa Cruz I demo'd the following week, which turned out to be quicker straight out of the box (although I did retain some track knowledge from this run). Perhaps this big wheel, long bike thing has some benefits after all even if it actually felt slower than this run!