In 2017, my neighbour Kevin convinced me to try mountain biking. I did, and it stuck.

Now I'm just another 50-year-old who spends way too much money on bike tech.

Bikes

I bought a Vitus Sentier 29 VR back in 2017. Upgraded it a lot, since.

In 2019, after three silly crashes, I discovered I felt safer on a fat bike. My neighbour Kev gave me his old Salsa Mukluk, plus I'm currently building one myself, based one a Pole Taiga frame.

Trails

I take my old Giant Boulder bike to the office (down) and back (up), and I also mountain bike a bit with the two bikes above. Switzerland seems to be an adequate place for it.

My favourite trail at the moment is the Blauen Ridge Trail, a rocky path along the ridge of the Blauen hills, south of here. Perfect for a fat bike.

I also like going up and back down the Gempen, East of here. Here is an example on Strava.

And we have some ok local trails, such as Grenzpfad 3, Benkenspitz single down, and St-brice trail tech part (to which you get by riding up what we call "endless ascend" and "horrible hill", but it is totally worth it!)

One of my best rides was on a company fat bike with colleagues from the Adobe office in Lehi. A spectacular ride!

And during the whole period of working from home due to Corona, I take pictures when I ride, and I add them to this thread on Twitter.

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