Yet another podium at the IXS European cup in Pila, Italy and 5th place for me. I was aiming a bit higher after finishing 4th in seeding, but I made a huge mistake which had cost me valuable time but overall I'm happy with the result and can't wait for the upcoming races.
World Cup finals saw a new venue in a small mountain town of Meribel, set high in the French Alps. Meribel is more well known for it's skiing, but the mountain biking is just as good with it's steepness, technical variety, and speeds. For the final round of the 2104 season, the racing was exciting and to the wire.
Mountain Bike Park Javornik was my next destination. I was riding with the man behind the park Sebastjan Stres.
After competing in Briancon, I went slightly north to climb on the famous mountain of the Hautes-Alps, Ceuse. I was only able to climb there for four incredibly short days before hitting the trains to Innsbruck, but that was plenty of time to have me convinced that Ceuse is one of the most extraordinary places in the world. The trip began with horror stories about the brutal approach to the rocks. I, like most climbers, am not a fan of hiking. I hate having to carry 40 lbs. of gear, food, water, and extra clothes anywhere; not to mention...
WHISTLER, BC, CAN - AUG 13-15, 2014 - Crankworx is the biggest mountain bike festival in the World, hosting a variety of events over a 10 day period to include everything related to mountain biking including downhill racing, slalom, pump track, enduro, freeride events, video and photo contests, parties, industry expo, and an open bike park for everyone to enjoy.
In the last two weeks I enjoyed climbing with a bit lower temperatures. And guess where I was climbing. Surprise, surprise, it was Kochel.