My only FRA BMX trip this last summer was a long wken to Kill The Line with Winmill & Will. Here’s loads of pictures and the story:
We stayed at Max’s castle most of the time [thanks Max]
We got a free upgrade of the hire car [which did cost a freaking fortune anyhow] Europcar thru Easyjet is a bit of a scam if you are under 25, as they slapped on a young driver surcharge when we picked it up that they never clearly said about when Al booked it. So watch out.
Sun. We actually picked up some of the least good weather all summer in le Sud, but it was still pretty sweet.
We went to the Med on one day with Joe. To the coldest cove possible. The water was numbingly cold but still really nice. Al did flips.
Then back to Peynier to watch an evening session:
Hey cool it’s Doyle.
Then we went to Joe’s for a BBQ and to stay:
Next day after a cycle to the bakery :
I like Joe’s house. Changes a bit every time I’ve been.
Tom’s changing too!
Joe’s garden produce. These were really tasty. Joe you should plant an avocado tree [?]
Back to Peynier
A beautiful day:
The Qualifying day. Al bought a small tshirt. Then after peer pressure exchanged for a bigger one.
Tried to vaguely shoot photos of DLX crew, didn’t do a good job really. Here’s Savaadra:
There’s Joe again:
Can’t remember what this dog was about.
Before bedding down is the worst possible location. We should have locked the door!
The Belgians the next day:
There’s Joe again:
And Doyle again. Got kinda bored on Sunday really. Couldn’t see much point in the ‘compeition’ as Doyle was going to win that. Would have been better as a jam I rekon. Then just give Doyle some money for flying over.
Anyhow we got BMXd out and headed off up to the Ardeche. Only long trip of the holiday. Here were the sights:
Good graphic design joke here if you get it:
We made it to the famous Cascades just before dark. Success.
Only to find the water in the shade of the hill. Failure. Cool place tho.
Next day we did the 30k down the river. We turned up late to hire the boats and had to lie to Alain Bateaux about us all working at PGL lol. Ham & Cheese Baguette.
Late in the season and not great weather, so we pretty much had the river to ourselves.
A cave. [While it rained!]
Got a pizza from a Van that eve.
Ate it by Pond D’Arc:
Was pretty knackered really after the paddle. Pulled all the muscles in my weak LDN body.
Was pretty dark at this point. Cameras eh!
Next day the heat and sun returned but we just had to do the drive to the airport and come home. Good mini break though. Thanks to Max & Joe and Nassi. Video clip soon probably…
I was tidying my dropbox and found these clips from Aaron. [lol y didn’t u tell me A?]. I thought I’d never seem them it’s cool there were there. Made a chill compilation of a good day in the summer:
And Winmill did nail that jump in the end:
I went to Dorset for the weekend which is pretty #rare. Anyhow went up our woods on sat. Did a bit of digging with Aaron. Then Winmill turned up with a MTB and jumped some stuff. Then Dad helped us take the old wooden ramps up to the woods [for the (finally) quarterpipe] and it got dark early:
On Sunday I went to check out Boyd’s Vinewood:
The place is pretty sweet. Nice walk across beef herd field to get there.
Long lines there. Wild stuff and nice stuff. Hopefully looking forward to riding there next year. Will look great on camera too.
Salty chat too which was a treat.
Then it got dark again. Keeps happening.
Then I went played scrabble with my sisters dog. Convenient she leaves near Boyd’s spot.
Then I went home. Had a problem there. The old charger I keep at home for my mac had broken. Classic failure where the lead frays and shorts out. So:
Pulled it apart and performed surgery. Wish I was better at soldering tho.
Tidy it up and make it safe:
Now I can use my mac when I go home and charge it up for the train back. kl.
Thanks for hackulous and garmin for making this weekend come tru. And utube for helping me fix stuff.
just found this up on soul bmx website, its a trip pat went on earlier this year when we had a week of nice weather, with max bimar and some other dudes. im sure pat can fill you in with all other deats.
Just to clarify that my mum isn’t called Peter