The Crimson Trail kicked off this Monday after some frantic days in the garage during the weekend. I’m riding the first week or so with some Swedish friends on heavy bikes. Our trail has so far taken us through an abandoned submarine base, derelict nuclear missile launch sites and some fantastic trails. The weather has […]
After spending a good four weeks of doing pretty much nothing it was time to get back on the horse. The one without the engine. I decided to head out to the Helsinki Central Park and ride some trails. From the get go it was great to be on the bike, even though the geometry […]
I got back yesterday after just over 1800 km of riding in four days. This was our shakedown test for Eastern Dirt ’14 which kicks off in under three weeks. A full report of the design principles, building and testing of the bikes will follow, but for now, here’s the trip in photos.
It’s been almost three months since the launch of Eastern Dirt 14. Despite the silence, I’ve been busy. Building the bikes, selecting equipment, sorting out logistics, paperwork and visas, testing etc. These phases are well documented and I’ll do proper write up on them before the departure to the long trail east. I’ve been planning […]
Today was a great day in more ways than one. First of all the conditions on the tracks were as good as on Christmas Eve, but there was no rain. Also, the bike felt a lot more familiar and I wasn’t fumbling around with the levers, missing shifts and what not. We were on the […]