Nomad Calling

After seeing a pair of Nomads in Switzerland I’m tempted, but the car has to go to get one. As a result I’m dropping it off on Monday to get the ball rolling on the warranty work it needs doing to the body. It’s the bubbling under the paint on the roof gutter that Jed spotted last summer and whilst it hasn’t become any worse, it still needs to be done.

Cyclingnews reports that for 2007 the TransRockies Challenge will reverse its traditional northerly direction, and will travel south for the first time. After starting on August 12 at Panorama Mountain Resort in the rugged Purcell Ranges of the Rockies, the 600 participants from 25 countries will face 600km of riding with 12,000 metres of climbing over the course of seven epic days before finishing in the historic downtown of Fernie on August 18. During the week on their bike, the nearly 300 teams of two riders will travel through the 3,000m peaks and steep valleys of the spectacular Kootenay Rockies. The the complete preview is available here, but I won’t be riding it any time soon.

Nope I’m thinking about something far closer to home, but probably just as tough: The Lakeland Lugger. I’d always wanted to do a big ride in the Lakes. I don’t think it gets much bigger than this…

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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