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2 weeks?! I was out for a week in summer too and could have stayed forever!

Where did you kip? Chalet? Camper? We had chalet service and it was amazing waking up in the morning and having your breakfast served to you at the table. Only shit thing was the single beds/pillow/quilts:lol:

What was your favourite area to ride there? I loved Plenny black!

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18 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

2 weeks?! I was out for a week in summer too and could have stayed forever!

Where did you kip? Chalet? Camper? We had chalet service and it was amazing waking up in the morning and having your breakfast served to you at the table. Only shit thing was the single beds/pillow/quilts:lol:

What was your favourite area to ride there? I loved Plenny black!

Year before I had 3 weeks!!

A group of us rented a self-catered chalet, so cooked for ourselves but each had a double bed room with en-suite, and a big garage to use for bike storage/workshop.

This year was my fifth in a row going over there so I've ridden quite a lot. Morgins is a lesser-visited but amazing park, definitely one of my favourites. The Pleney Black is an absolute classic, one day we did that about 10 times on the trot working on different bits of it. If I could have a day doing anything though it'd be sessioning the black runs at Châtel, so much fun to be had there.

I will be going back next year, probably late July, so let me know nearer the time if you go too.

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Nice one, Cheers Tony.

The boy I went with broke his hand on the first day so I was without a biking buddy for searching out good trails. So played it safe on the blues mostly. Bit of a gutter but there's always next time!

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Forget all these TF track days we should have a TF Morzine trip! 

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yeah that'd be awesome!

 

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... or as a more realistic & affordable trip, Bike Park Wales?

I'd love to do Morzine, but budget doesn't allow and I'd imagine getting a few of us there at one time would be tricky.

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In less expensive topics, got some new (to me) forks to replace the standard cheapo Rockshox on my Jamis. 

Set at 140mm so I get an extra 20 from standard and man does it make a difference! 

Feel it needs some Raceline Magura MT's now to match the stickers and pedals :lol:

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Now then gents it's been a while,

new steed alert. TL:DR, my foot is bolloxed. Can't play rugby, American football or anything like that anymore. Can't do massive climbs or DH stuff anymore, or trials. So I bought this, £2695 down from £3895. It's a 2019 focus jam2 6.7 nine. Uses the Shimano e8000 motor/battery/di2 running gear. It's got me back riding again, having fun, knowing I can ride all day and not be in pain when I get home. I much prefer singletrack and XC stuff now, not into going silly anymore. Tops out at 16mph, but the power/assistance levels can be adjusted through an iPhone app. I get about 25 miles out of a full charge, it's a 378kwh battery. Most bikes, such as a Levo come with a 500kwh battery now, so they have more range but are quite heavy, where as for an ebike this is fairly light 

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So I accidentally a Polygon Trid ZZ... put a cheeky offer on it on eBay and the guy accepted. I had a Calibre Astronut DJ hardtail that was good fun but fancied the slightly forgiveness that a FS slopestyle bike gives. This is almost a Trek Ticket S for about a third of the price. I've basically made this from bits of the Astronut and chopped and changed a few bits (plus added the new Zee rear brake to replace some cheap Shimano thing) and it's pretty dialled now. Forks are pretty budget but do the job.

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Is that 27.5 or 29? 

Seems like everyone is already moving on from 27.5 and I've only just got onto it :lol:

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26" baby! It's a DJ/slopestyle bike rather than a 'proper' trail bike.

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42 minutes ago, monkeyseemonkeydo said:

26" baby! It's a DJ/slopestyle bike rather than a 'proper' trail bike.

The low top tube makes the wheels look huge hence the confusion :lol:

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