I have finally found the time to bolt together my Hope parts and Turner frames and here is the result:

Rfx in front of the Mt Blanc (a bit cloudy)

DHR

As the Stig wasn’t available, I decided to test those beauties myself… I’ll tell you more about it very soon.

Find out more about Turner bikes here.

I just got back from 3 lovely weeks in England. I had the chance to coach 4 sessions, organised with the guys at Trail Junkies Berkshire. Those sessions have been a success, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the English trails and the cup of tea and cakes at the end of the ride were a big change from the Mutzïg!

If you are close to Berkshire, visit Monica and Neal, truly passionated guys, always ready for a bike chat and… a cup of tea!

The winter season isn’t completetly over, but mountain biking has re-started for me already! A few runs down the Saléve (a hill nearby Geneva with… a cablecar!), 2 days coaching some Juniors downhillers and then the Avalanche Cup in Lyon last weekend… Rock&Roll!!

AC Lyon

Photo par Thierry Jayet.

I am very proud and excited to introduce to you the Perfect Pyrénées week-ends we have set up with the guys at FlowMTB. The long Ride&Relax week-ends will take place in the autumn and basicaly, I’m inviting you to share my favourite singletracks and put your feet up in my mum’s homely Chambres d’Hôtes!

Find out more here: Perfect Pyrénées

eyne en novembre

Eyne (my village)… in November!

Here is what I saw from my windows this morning:

snow!

And what was in front of my door:

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Is father Christmas (very) early this year?!

Thanks to Simon and Robin @Hope for their support.

I’m just back from an off-piste training session at the ENSA (national ski school for ski instructors and guides, based in Chamonix)… wicked! just a few pictures (thanks to Fred) to share the moment:

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It’s my birthday today! (I won’t tell you which one), here is one of the wonderful prensents I got:

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a DMC Moto Trainer! Can’t wait to fix it on the Turner…

The Moto trainer is a simple stopwatch that you fix on the handlebar. It allows you to time a section of track, try diferent settings… in a word, a superb tool for training!

Welcome to ride-ability.com!

After some long months of thinking and planning, the website is finally live… have a look around and tell me what you think.

A big THANK YOU to Sam, Guy (FlowMTB) and Nico (Bikebox) for their help, this website wouldn’t be what it is without you guys.

Even though the winter season is going full swing, I have a few projects up my sleeve for next summer… so watch this space!