Friends are Everything

January 28, 2009

Lousã

I just love the feeling of blasting through the dream singletrack, the never ending one, just me against the nature. Nothing and nobody can stop me. Such instants are magical moments that makes us feel in the eternal glory of the Gods.

Some other times we need the restlessness, the rush of riding with our friends, share sensations and states of mind.

For someone who has friends spread all over the country, what can we do?
It can’t get much better than enjoying a full day with our bike and more importantly, with our friends.

North, South, West or East it doesn’t really matter from where they come, just come!
On the 28th February we will be there, and Lousã will be waiting for us.

Because this is the spirit which makes us go further. Because this is the feeling which unites us. Because this is our passion.

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leave no trace!

January 25, 2009

Are you a responsible rider? I mean, do you take the correct measures to keep your perfect trail in shape without affecting the surrounding wildlife?…  this one might be tricky, since sometimes we tend to overreact during trail building and riding. I would say that our backyard it’s the correct spot for building our little trail for a daily basis dose of MTB personal amusement, but we must be careful while riding in protected areas.

Guys, we should pass-by and drop the rock garden at full throttle, but we shouldn’t transform the trail to suit our needs. That’s what All Mountain Biking is all about!

I recently discovered the Leave No Trace organization, their Mission Statement  is self explanatory:

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide.

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If you can spare 5minutes of your precious time, have a look at the Leave No Trace Principles. Nature will thank you.

still in the couch?

January 19, 2009

Are you still in the couch???  what!!!…   at least check our new Media section and get some extra will to ride your bike!

I there, happy new year!  😉

So…  it’s cold outside and it’s January, what to do?  get the calendar and mark the 2009 events you want to be in during this year, not the ones you would like to be just for fun, but mainly the ones you are really going to take seriously!!! done? okay, now that you have your goal, work for it!

how? prepare the machine (bike + yourself), which means train for it!  yup, training is never enough

which is my goal?  get ready for my second Megavalanche at Alp d’Huez.