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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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:

Reincarnatie van een blog

Hoewel de tussenpozen steeds groter worden, ben ik weer eens een paar uur aan het knutselen geslagen aan mijn site. Resultaat is een ander thema (Seventeen) wat véél sneller is dan het vorige, veel updates geïnstalleerd en een mooie statische voorpagina.

Daarnaast is WordPress ideaal om snel te bedenken hoe je je inhoud wilt gaan presenteren en verdelen; met mijn beperkte interesses is dat op mijn blog geen rakettechnologie maar voor een site als is het toch wel wel een ding. Al snel zit je met het aloude dilemma: wat wordt je hoofdmenu en hoe verdeel je de rest eronder? Mocht je hierover een menig hebben, dan hoor ik het graag!

Nu nog content..

Quote from Stromae

Tout le monde sait comment on fait les bébés
Mais personne sait comment on fait des papas

[Stromae – Papaoutai]

Gross Glockner 2015

Skitouring with Thomas, Marcel, Joop, Bart and Mark and the two guides Markus and Markus to the highest mountain of Austria, the Gross Glockner (3798m).

Two days of acclimatization on the Weisssee, where we did the Sonnblick tour and a day of training with roping up, walking and climbing on crampons and getting our gear ready.

After that, we moved to the Lucknerhaus, where we ascended to the Stüdlhütte (2800m) with stormy wind and snowfall. The next morning we had a weather window, but the wind was still stormy and the avalanche danger had risen to 4. No chance on the summit. So we descended and did the Glorer Hütte (2642m) instead.