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October 07, 2016

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Italy's Alta Valtellina Bormio and Livigno

This high altitude mountainous landlocked peninsula is about 1200 square km of mountain biking joy in a convoluted sort of way. Bordered to the north by the illustrious mountain biking nation of Switzerland and to the east and south by a couple of Italy's innumerable provinces, it shares its incredible mountains and stunning vistas with Switzerland.

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September 21, 2016

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Soelden, Bike Republic Of.

Yes, the Bike Republic of Soelden in the Oetztal Valley officially announced their independence from Austria, to pursue the mountain bike dream un-encumbered by democracy and the ghost of health and safety, its politics and regulations.

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September 14, 2016

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To Zillertal or not to Zillertal

Zillertal is famous for its beer and its Radler. For over 500 years the Zillertal Brewery has been supplying the strongest beer festival in all of Austria and its Gauder Bock has reached cult status among the many local and overseas fans that visit the Gauder Fest.

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September 01, 2016

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More Ischgl

In retrospect, our last week of riding in Ischgl rushed by, like an out of control quad-copter in Dr Who's Tardis. I concede, we may have gotten overly familiar with this Austrian valley, its catchment and the craggy mountains that influence its ever changing weather.

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August 26, 2016

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Across the Roof of the World - cycling the Pamir Highway

Where in the world is the Pamir Highway, and why would you want to go there on a bike?
If you are a pub quiz nerd with an interest in former Soviet republics, you already know. But for the rest of us, the Pamirs are a central Asian mountain range squished between the Hindu Kush, Tian Shan and Himalaya mountains.

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August 15, 2016

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Ischgl, Austria - mountain biking paradise

Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? and they were right, but the cable cars, public MTB carrying buses, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, road tolls, and museums via the nifty “Silvretta Card” are.

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From the Pits at the Cyclocross Nationals

A fabulous weekend of authentic cyclocross conditions were provided at Moonshine Park in Upper Hutt. The snow covering Mt Climie ridge provided a fantastic backdrop to a course that was tight, muddy and unrelenting.

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