The Pyrenees - Road Riding, Mountain Biking & Enduro Riding…… and more!

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This little technical section is part of ZZ-018 The Paths of Mondebueno and Madalena.

It's part of a little 1hr "after work" route I've made up from home and i love it!

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Did a couple of road rides this week on the road out towards Los Molinos and San Victorian.

Sunny days and empty roads in the Pyrenees :-)

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Last weekend I rode the trails of Zona Zero with Sebastian, a visitor from France. The trails were dry and the sun was shining . . . .

Spanish was our common language - so "Google Translate" came in useful!

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Guiding Rodney from Zaragoza yesterday on a cracking XC route around the trails of Zona Zero!

We did a bit of everything - some technical climbing, fire roads, singletrack and some pretty demanding descents.

It had been raining, so the trails were slick - but it was great fun.

We climbed around 727m over 32.37km in 2.5hrs of riding . . .

Today we have a similar ride planned . . . .

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2nd Day of Guiding with Rodney yesterday . . . and the sun was out :-)

We did another cracking XC route with more technical singletrack climbing and some pretty tricky descents.

Today we climbed 728m over 29.85km in 2.5hrs of riding....

We actually climbed 1m more yesterday than on Friday and rode for 16 seconds longer - how's that for consistency?

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My last day of guiding Rodney from Zaragoza today.

He's an American married to a Spaniard and he's lived here for 30 years. He has a great sense of humour and is about the same fitness as me - so it's been great fun.

Today we kept it short & steep and climbed the track from Ainsa up to the Partara summit. The first half of the trail is technical and has a mental gradient - more than 10% in places. The second half of the climb is a bit easier, but only a bit!

The view from the top, which I've posted on here before, makes it all worthwhile though and coming down the "Partara Express" is just magic :-)

Edit: I'm not going to comment on my clients dress sense today . . . .

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Got a call at work Thursday morning from a guy who wanted to hire a bike and ride some trails. I was busy until 7pm so we met up just after that and put 25km and 470m of climbing behind us in short order!

Great way to unwind after a day at work :-)

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Friday afternoon I took my latest visitor our for our second ride. 3hrs of Cross Country fun starting from Santa Maria de Buil


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On Saturday I did a Juniors group ride with the Zona Zero Cycling club.

It was a great ride, the youngsters learned a bit about bike maintenance and pumping up tyres before riding out to the "Badlands" for some skills training.

I learned a few things too!

Getting ready . . . .

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