Tuesday, March 23, 2010

At last!!!

I haven't been riding my bike very much because most of the trails I've ridden so far in Hong Kong are difficult to get to and a little disappointing to ride - lots of concreted bits and steps. Plus I have become exceptionally lazy. However last Sunday I took my bike on the slow ferry to Lantau Island, about 50 mins from Hong Kong Island, in a last-ditched attempt to find some satisfying biking.

And it was excellent - woop and holler! The trail starts with a coastal path blast with lots of ups and downs, making for an excellent warm up. The trail proper is an 11km loop with lots of technical singletrack, some challenging downhill bits (well, challenging when you haven't ridden much for the last couple of years), and a nice fast final blast with little drops that can be taken a full pelt. Then it's back along the coastal path in time for the ferry. If I hadn't been sunburnt, dehydrated, suffering major cramp in my legs and ready to pass out, I would have been able to enjoy a cold refreshing beverage in the english-style pub too. Next time.

Freshly inspired, I've finally got an excuse to buy a new rear shock and give my aging steed a general tart-up. No pictures I'm afraid because I didn't take a camera - but yoy can picture it in your minds. Just think of Steve Peat in glasses and that pretty much sums it up.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The season is rolling on and it's starting to look a little bit like spring below Morzine. All the off-piste is pretty much shot at the moment as it's not dumped in a while. Been riding switch and jibbing of the side of pistes instead which has been fun.


Just ordered a load of bits for the trusty Kona steed as the path from St Jean up to Morzine is almost clear of snow and I wanna be ready for this season, whoop.

Can't lose at the moment, sunny = getting out on the bike, snow = last chance to ride the Valley de la Mancheand some of the Swiss couloirs before the spring.

Rollon the wedding!

Friday, March 12, 2010