Bike Park @ Lac Blanc/France

Freeridin’ Summer 2012

For all Kneeguard & Helmet fans out there. We (Oli G. / Thommy H. / Marty B.) checked out the LacBlanc Bikepark close to Le Bonne Homme. The day was a blast! Besides the fact that we left some skin-cells on the dry and dusty trails – it was just stunning. It was a while since I was so sore two days after ridin’ – which speaks totally for this amazing location.

Difficulty of the trails varies between S1 and S5. Trail Names like “Le Easy” , “Le Cool” or “Le Roots” give a pretty good indication what to expect. Additionally you’ll find color markings Blue – easy ; Red- medium; Black – hard

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The Feartaker – Downhill Transfer w/ Mr. Schmid

[The Feartaker, span. "El quita miedos" - people say that this trail will take all fear off you. Try to believe.]

Well, the Transfer sessions with Mr. Schmid are by nature a great adventure, but this was by far the funniest ever.
First snow (15cm/6″)at Puerto Navacerrada (1800m altitude) made us first stop and think if we really should go downhill… and we were so happy to have chosen the right decision that we made the same trail twice that day.

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After work Night Ride

Thats the way of adding some extra flavor to our local, basic after work trails. The season and the fact that it gets dark so early forces us to take the chances in the darkness – uhhhhhhh! The routes are well known and change between forrest roads (small gravel) and a few nice single trails.

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Grüzi Lenzerheide in Switzerland

Well so far we just heared how great Lenzerheide is supposed to be! Now we know it. Hosting the Treck Avalanche
this is so far one of the best spots we have seen in the Swiss Alps. Great infrastructure and an amazing system of information and trails makes it to the sweetspot of choice!

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Camino Schmid in fall #cercedilla #madrid #spain

We’ve done this trail – Camino Schmid – a bunch of times before, but never in Fall/beginning winter so now we can give you some (wet) details about it.

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Rocky Point Road trail network #portland #oregon

The sickest place if you just want to ride, ride, ride & ride. Whoever has seen Blair Witch Project… and is since then screwed should NOT go to ride at Rocky Point! The Trail Network, and I mean network, is hidden in a dense, really dense forest. One could get the feeling that some eyes are always watching you… well… not to forget that BigFoot was seen and shot (for a movie, not killed) in Oregon… so we might be just riding his living room.

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The downhill trail with jumps & bumps

This trail is one of the trails at Casa de Campo Madrid, which is pretty fast as you’ll find a continuous descent. Short climbs give you the push for the next descending section.
At the hight of the amusement park, which is located in the southern area inside of Casa de Campo, we found an section with jumps. Exercise here for your next 360 backflip :)
After that you’ve passed the jumps try to stay on the smaller trails with more bumps and jumps for some fun or switch to the bigger track until you’ve reached the lake. From there a last single trail section will bring you back until “The Colums” and the river Manzanares of Madrid.

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Casa de Campo: The Gate – Electrical Tower – The Columns

As you can see in the video, the trail is really nice starting with a fast downhill section and making your heart beat rate go up when climbing to the electrical tower.
From there you have another downhill section (quite easy as you just follow a main track) and then leaving the track behind to follow narrow trails again.

The last part is again quite easy as you can either go on the track or enjoy the trails right next to it. Fast, a bit up a bit down, and curvy. Technically the trails need a bit more experience, especially as fast gear changing is necessary.

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Study of grounds at Casa de Campo Madrid

As Casa de Campo Madrid is such a great place to kick some trails we want to show and explain you a little bit the different type of grounds you will find over there.

Due to arid climate of Madrid, ground and vegatation is rather dry. Nonetheless you will find a completely different look of Casa de Campo in Spring, where basically everything that’s dry and brown in summer, is fresh and green.
Though, if during spring time heavy rain comes down, the typical gullies are created by the rain water flowing down the hills and you can have nice mud rides. YAY!

mysingletrail: ground study of Casa de Campo

The different ground types we've found...

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Casa de Campo Madrid

Casa de Campo (literally “House of the Field”) is a outdoor area right next to Madrid. As it’s some sort of Trail Paradise we want to explain you a little bit about the trails and possibilities to have fun over there. The main spots where you can meet with other people or where trails are starting.


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Many people come directly by bike or by car. On weekends it’s usually crowded (except if you come early in the morning or during Spanish lunch time 1-5pm). Sometimes there are even races on sundays so the main roads might be used by the organization but you can still pass on the side ways. Continue Reading