Haven't ridden much since #TAW2018 due to the need for a break and some other unwanted distractions, but looking forward to next year 🤘 Here's to a winter of cake rides and fading tan lines... 📸 Thanks to @richmarshallphoto for the photo #NatureIsMetal#ØVB#BeMoreMike#Apidura
“I’m not really sure why cycling – or travelling in general – draws out [such] emotional feelings, but it definitely does. Maybe it is because you’re so exposed to nature, people, traffic, and the elements, which makes the experience quite intense, especially when you’re tired, hungry, and so on. Maybe there’s something about the physical side of it too, which makes you get some sort of runner’s high, when you have an endorphin rush that lasts for hours or days. Life on the road an emotional experience!” - @ma.rc_m. A JOURNEY BEYOND II. @bombtrackbicycleco #ImGoingToSeeTheWorld#NoBadDays#Apidura [Photo by @bullvvinkle]
Day 13. The #bicycletour continues. Today I leave #issan the North East section of #thailand 🇹🇭 . At the edge of the #koratplateau I come up #windmills . I take a photo of my bike, Clem Smith Jr, by Rivendell, but I do not have AG that, because of the stupid chain stays. The bags are #apidura which I will has tag in hopes they send me free stuff. As I conclude the NE section of this trip, I will say that this is a great time of the year to visit. Everything was delightfully green.
One day bikepacking. A weather was better than I could hope. At the same time that was the first "real" test of homegrown bikepacking bags. Yes I do love my @apidura packs. But when you have more than one or two bikes it is so expensive to buy a full bikebag rig to every bike (maybe someone has a same problem - you have too much bikes...;)). So I learned to sew. It's more easier than I was thinking. And its fun... to drink beer and sew I mean. But nowdays we have several framepacks, saddle packs, handlebar packs etc. I'll not leave my job - yet - but I'm quite proud of these homegrown bags. Drink beer and sew! #drinkbeerandsew#ikiroutadesign#bikepackinglife
Returning home after an amazing adventure is always good, but I also feel sad because the fun is over.
On one hand, I am really happy because #demaramaren7cumbres is a reality. This project is something that I really wanted to do. During the last two weeks, we had to deal with ups and downs. We also had to take some decisions because of the weather, but we made it.
On the other hand, I feel kind of sad. Sharing this experience with @conunparderuedas it's been amazing.
I will miss waking up early, eating as much butter and jam as you can and get ready for another day. I am pretty sure that we will have more projects in the future, but this one is done.
Now, it's time to sit and put all the emotions into perspective. I also have plenty of pictures to check! ;) Thanks @conunparderuedas for the shoot! 📷🚲 #Bikepacking#cycling#ciclisme#Pyrenees#ciclismo#apidura#transpyr#Euskadi#adventure#specialized#roadbike
Ce week-end je suis partie avec une toute petite partie de #vaimapoule rejoindre @lesbaroudeurs_ pour leur étape Saint-Amand / Lille. Au total, 250 kms : la petite côte de Vimy, l'Avesnois, du gravier, du pavé, du Ravel et du camping. Les gars sont costauds, très costauds.
On a retrouvé @lesbaroudeurs_ samedi soir et partagé la soirée ensemble avant de prendre la route ce matin pour rendre visite à @leclercqbuzz dans son Auberge d'Aubers. Merci les gars pour le partage et merci Antoine pour l'accueil.
“I prefer riding in nature, in the wilderness, in the mountains, but I didn’t ride into the more remote areas. I actually passed by a town every 2 - 3 days.” A great way to ensure consistent refuelling; Apidura ambassador @ma.rc_m on riding ‘A JOURNEY BEYOND II’. Link in our bio now. #Apidura [Photo by @bullvvinkle]