This bike was built for a local customer who came to us looking for a unique frame that was comfortable and versatile enough for the different types of trails near his home in Oakland, CA. He had his eye on a Jeff Jones Titanium Space frame, which has long been recognized as one of the most distinctive titanium mountain frames. The bikes of choice in Whistler at the time were heavy overbuilt freeride bikes with double-crown forks and 3” tires built for jumping off roofs and big stunts. Finale is the first stop on Big Mountain Bike Adventures ‘ Bella Rivera DH, a week-long downhill mountain bike tour of the Ligurian coast shuttling some of the country’s finest trails, and gorging on arguably the best home cooking in the world.
Ever since I was a little girl, when my parents regularly took us over the mountain out to the wild beaches of Point Reyes, I have loved this land. You can use the excuse ‘I’m preparing for assessment’ to have as many mountain adventures as you like, so get out there and explore this beautiful country of ours!
How can myths give us a language, a technology, to navigate a time ruled by dragons and ugly sisters, in a culture that is ‘broken open by its own consequence’. We’re told that the Koreans, before a good hike like to partake in a little Mokoli drinking and there are stations all up the mountain that serve Mokoli.
Most people climb the mountain via the Devil’s Ladder which can only be described as dangerous. The Mountain Institute protects critical mountain ecosystems and promotes prosperous livelihoods to create resilient mountain communities. The type of mountain bike you purchase will depend largely on the kind of terrain you intend to ride on, the weather you intend to ride in, and the duration of your rides.
The Mountain Leader assessment is 5 days long and includes a two night expedition. If you have plans in climbing the mountain during summer, best time of the day to start climbing is about 4am up to 5am. Of course, there are things about mountain bikes which aren’t ideal for urban use.