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Riding every month of the year

Since April last year (2016) through to now in 2017 I have ridden my bike every month of the year.  This is something that I have not done in about 6 or 7 years since moving out to the Alps on a more full time basis.  It shouldn't actually happen. In previous "winter" periods I have packed away the bike and got the ski's out for at least a 4 month period.  This theme seems to be changing, once the domain of southern French alps, even in the Northern Alps you can ride year round.  Up here a huge emphasis is put on communities & businesses to make a big income during the winter.  How will this change.

Yes, there will be big snowy winters, but the frequency of them will decline.  The Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Switzerland have written many reports, here are links to two:

It might sound nice to ride dry dusty trails in April wearing just shorts and a t-shirt, it is, and it's the future perhaps.  What will summers bring? More long periods of rain storms, or more extreme heat... or both???

Here's some "winter" riding photo's: many thanks to Lorne for some crackers:








Steep skiing, please let it continue alongside riding singletrack...

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