Friday, August 05, 2011

Reflections on Cloudraker.

Just back from a very successful Cloudraker all-mountain trip in Switzerland. What a trip. Eventhough we've been running versions of this trip for nearly a decade, it is still a true once-and-a-lifetime adventure. Seriously, no Cloudraker trip is like the other one. We had the usual mixed bag of high-Alps weather, some mechanical challenges (too many flats on one particular day!), a few scrapes and bruises, some unexpected landslides that we had to walk around...and amazing hospitality at the Pellissier family hotel in Lourtier, a beautiful dinner in Aosta Italy after an unreal ride, tons and tons of drool-inducing singletrack, views to die for, great friends and camaraderie, a few too many coffees, some very challenging climbs and a whole bunch of laughs. Thank you to those who joined us!! What a trip!!
Guide Pete Gaston on the brakes on a steep & rooty descent.

Big Mountain Bike Adventures!

Raking clouds high in the Alps.

This lunch stop was perfect.

Waiting for a flat to be changed...take your time.

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