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Apologies for the poor pic quality.. from a variety of cameras and dodgy photgraphers.

The bike held up superbly to a good alpine thrashing. With only my mate on his VP free and fox 40's quicker in a strait line.. it was only for the big big drops and very steep bits that i wish I had something bigger and slacker. It was lovely in the corners once I had it dialed!







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It's in the bike park of chatel, I'm sure I've been there a lot of time ! Really the best part of the portes du soleil, but not the most known !
Some pics are nice ! I'll be there next week for two or three day, if you want to recognize me I have a green Ion !
 

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Yep chatel bike park got ridden a lot although we roamed all over the Portes du Soleil. awesome area with a real variety of trails.

Weather was awsome.. we really got lucky.. not to many braking bumps either!

Im back there end of next week... will get better pics then :)

I saw someone on a green ION when I was out there in the lift que.. weekend before last!

samwell - got any recommendations for favourite trails in the region?
 

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If you haven't tried and if your level is good enough, you should really try champery, not only the World Cup track, but there are really good tracks there !
The tracks of Morgins are really the best for me, a lot of technical singles in the middle of the forest with northshore, really good !
There are also other stations near les portes du soleil, La clusaz is a good one wit really good tracks, and a lot of secret singletracks !
If you got the luck to stay near grenoble, I could show you other stations with really good trails too, but it's a bit far from the Portes Du Soleil
The Green Ion that you've seen was certainly Jerome BIGONI's one, the brother of the european junior champion last year ! He's really fast too !
 

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Karve said:
Apologies for the poor pic quality.. from a variety of cameras and dodgy photgraphers.

The bike held up superbly to a good alpine thrashing. With only my mate on his VP free and fox 40's quicker in a strait line.. it was only for the big big drops and very steep bits that i wish I had something bigger and slacker. It was lovely in the corners once I had it dialed!
Awesome pics... Love the finnish on your bike, and the views and trails just look so fantastic... thanks for sharing...
 

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Hows the healing going Scotty?

Last week..after coming back from the Alps.. and not having crashed once.. i was feeling that the skills were sharp and went for a post work spin round epping.. after nailing section after section.. i got a bit cocky... and hammered the last descent.. leaving the trail and hitting the road at the end at warp factor 9 the bike spun out as it hit the gravel....



I wasn't on the Nicolai BTW... my old cannondale... so no scratches on the bling machine!

lol

You live - You learn.. could have been a lot worse TBH
 

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samwell said:
If you haven't tried and if your level is good enough, you should really try champery, not only the World Cup track, but there are really good tracks there !
The tracks of Morgins are really the best for me, a lot of technical singles in the middle of the forest with northshore, really good !
There are also other stations near les portes du soleil, La clusaz is a good one wit really good tracks, and a lot of secret singletracks !
If you got the luck to stay near grenoble, I could show you other stations with really good trails too, but it's a bit far from the Portes Du Soleil
The Green Ion that you've seen was certainly Jerome BIGONI's one, the brother of the european junior champion last year ! He's really fast too !
Cheers for the tips samwell!.. ill let you know if I find any of that next time i am there!
 

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Sweet sweet post.... Great shots even with crappy photography....

Heal up bro...
 
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