Mountainbiking Ubaye ’18

Happiness is only real when shared..

So what’s better than going mountainbiking in the Vallee de l’Ubaye? Going with a friend! Especially when you friend is crazy about playing on a bike, has a good sense of humor and not easily scared..

Throw a very relaxed B&B, good food, decent weather, super-technical singletracks and lots of GoPro stuff in the mix and all you need is to check out the movies Teon made!
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Mountainbiking in Aywaille

Aywaille: nice climbs and even better downhills. Starting the weekend with climbing the La Redoute (straight from the car) and riding routes 34, 35 and 36. Combine that with the company of my nephew Sander and freeride buddy Teon and you’ve got a great weekend..

Thanks to my buddy Teon we’ve got it all on “tape”…

Skitouring in Ötztal

Again skitouring with a small team including the usual suspects Joop, Marcel and me. And when Joop “tjoep tjoep” tags along; you know you will be pushed to the limit. Of course our friend Markus was guiding us again..

Destination deep into the Ötztaler Alps; unlimited possibilities, a good hut and some beautiful peaks! What can go wrong?  Continue reading “Skitouring in Ötztal”

MountainMadness Family Jam 2018

The Mountain Madness Family Jam: the start of a new tradition! Thanks to the tremendous success of the previous edition, we organised a 2018 follow-up.

While the Alps nearly drowned in the snow. Winterberg recieved it’s fair share of rain. With temperatures just above the snow level; it was close but no cigar. But that’s the risk you take when you plan a winter trip to the Sauerland. Continue reading “MountainMadness Family Jam 2018”

Bike “season” 2017

Well, I can be very short about my bike season in 2017: there was none!

Less than 500k in, I got ill, had to be operated on (twice) and did not recover until mid-December. But I sold my road bike and I got my hands on a Stanton Sherpa. The first few rides on my new mountain bike were awesome. Now I only need to build up strength and condition.

Check out the movie of our last ride of 2017 by Teon:

Stanton Sherpa

De beruchte N+1 regel is weer toegepast. (Voor de niet-fietsers: N is het aantal fietsen wat je nu hebt). Er is dus weer een fiets bijgekomen in de garage! Dit keer weer eens iets bijzonders om het gat tussen een trail (volgeveerde) mountainbike en een gravel bike te vullen. Continue reading “Stanton Sherpa”