There are some very common mistakes with the manual, and I cover them in this video. https://youtu.be/7z7U-dwe4hQ Do you try to raise the wheel by pulling your arms towards you, bending them at the elbow? That's the number 1 mistake I see when helping people with their manuals. The problem with trying to lift the… Continue reading Why can’t I manual my bike??!
Is there really any other choice in this weather?? It's perhaps day 6 of rain here in the Alps, and whilst I shouldn't really complain, I'm going to. Only because on the flip-side of living in a fantastic outdoor playground, is the fact that when the playground gets all wet and slippery, there's not much… Continue reading Let’s get LOOSE!
You may or may not have heard that I decided to create a YouTube channel. Every other Tom, Dick and Harry seems to be doing it at the moment what with lockdown, but luckily my name's Emily so that should help me stand out from the crowd a little bit. What's it all about? It's… Continue reading Welcome to YouTube!
Anyone seen the Trippin Fellaz GR5 video? Seen that awesome looking ridgeline near the Col de la Sauce? If not, you'd best have a look: I was curious as to where it was as the GR5 comes through our valley. It only turns out that the Col de la Sauce is a mere 500m hike-a-bike… Continue reading Summer ride plans
Riding a big mountain route from the Les Arcs area all the way to La Thuile
Remember those three really long blog entries I did about our trip to the Queyras Regional Park? Well, here's a much shorter version written by a pro! If you're a Singletrack premium subscriber, there's every chance you've seen it already, but if not here are the pages in image form... sorry for the very low-tech… Continue reading We’re in Singletrack Mag!
Well, it's been a mint week riding my bike in Engadin St Moritz, with a crew of other bike-loving ladies! We've talked about everything from suspension to farting, ridden some great trails, eaten some delicious food, and above all I think we've all come away with a whole bunch of new friends. We were in… Continue reading New Friends Aplenty
[You can find the first instalment of this blog here and the second, here] Day 4 was the day of the first puncture, and it didn't even happen in anger! Actually, it was a bit of a mystery, a slow leak that seemed to emanate from the valve. Not long into the morning's 12km climb,… Continue reading Hut Trippin in the Queyras : Day 4 & 5
[You can find the first instalment of this blog here] The next morning everyone else at the refuge got their march on at around 8am and we suddenly found ourselves all alone. Feeling like the faffers holding everyone up, we got ourselves outside and eventually left around 9am. The sign post said it was a… Continue reading Hut Trippin in the Queyras : Day 2 & 3
Last week we went off on an adventure. Lugging our bikes up and up and up, we got hot, sweaty and hungry. The reward? Some of the most excellent singletrack in all the land! The Queyras Regional Park is an area in the Hautes-Alps of France. I'm going to stick my neck out here and… Continue reading Hut Trippin in the Queyras : Day 1