In Beaufort of course, and they show off what they can to their visiting friends!
Two friends of mine made the one and a half hour drive from Chamonix Valley into the Beaufortain. I insisted that they came early so that we could get on the 9am bus (!) and make the most of the day. The bike buses are great over here, but if you don't plan it correctly you can easily loose large chunks of the day. Another reason a helping local hand is so useful.
From the top of Mont Bisane it was time for 18km of descending all the way to Albertville. When I say all the way, I'm forgetting the 300m of vert 3/4 of the way through. It's so worth it though, the trail features everything you can think of in a package that was related to "Servoz woods" by Tom H. We made it down with about 25 minutes to spare and 'boshed' down some cans of coke whilst resisting the temptation to eat kebabs and instead opting for Tarte Beaufort's. When in Rome you know!
We were not done after the flow show as we all had a little bit of energy left. And also guides still have work to do on their days off. It was time for me to ride a new trail too! Pink Eye.
Top Tip- Never ask guides where trail names come from...
|Always climbing to be done|
Gloria ordered a huge Hoegaarden beer, cos Colorado girls aren't just good at mountain biking, but they are also good at beer drinking! Happy trails to you my dear!
|Pink eye delight|
|Pink eye delight part 2|