Biking le Tour du Mont Blanc – Jour 1

This blog has been neglected for the past year due to… let’s say activity reprioritization. Or temporal resources deficit. Anyway, I’ll try to get up to date and I’ll start with this year’s epic adventure: doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) on a bike.  For whoever’s not familiar with the TMB (hi mom!), it’s a very popular hiking route going around the Mont Blanc massif. It crosses troix pays: Continue…

Biking the Fagaras Ridge

The queen is dead, long live the queen! After bringing home my new bike, I wanted to properly introduce her to the mountains of Romania. I already knew the best place for this: the legendary Fagaras ridge trail. Not all of it obviously, but I read the Eastern side is suitable on a bike. I planned a route starting from the city of Fagaras. Got there by train on Friday Continue…

Colorado Trail Epilogue and Logistics

Aug 30 This was another reserve day, in case of unforeseen problems. But as everything turned out perfect, I had a day of rest and relaxation. Hoped to try some whitewater kayaking, but unfortunately, due to the drought in the area, the river was too low and no water sports were possible. So I just checked out Durango and bought some souvenirs. I couldn’t find a Colorado Trail t-shirt anywhere, Continue…

Colorado Trail Day 15 – Indian Ridge

Aug 29 Found it hard to get out of the tent this morning. Too damn cold. Camped in a steep valley, so no chance of getting some sunshine anytime soon. Dressed with everything I had, I finished the remaining kilometers of descent off segment 26. Finally managed to warm up as I started climbing up segment 27. This one was a pleasant surprise. While it still had some push biking, a Continue…

Colorado Trail Day 14 – Blackhawk Pass

Aug 28 It was a cold night. There was morning frost on the grass behind the hostel. Packed my stuff on the bike and went to the supermarket, for a breakfast burrito and a few more supplies. Tried hitchhiking for the rest of the detour out of Silverton: about 10 km/500m+. Gave up after half an hour and biked up to Molas Pass, trailhead for segment 25. This segment had Continue…