September 2009 Blog Posts (2)

The Tour Of Mont Blanc by Bicycle

For those of you who watch the Tour De France year on year, cycling in the Alps conjures up thoughts of pain etched faces and “heroes born”. Since a youngster I’ve watched these men tear the legs off each other in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Alpe D’Huez, the Tourmalet and Mt Ventoux are amongst the most famous of these stages.



This summer I decided to have a go at some of these “big hills” and together with my Dad decided upon the 400km Tour of Mont Blanc. The… Continue

Added by Mike Smith on September 18, 2009 at 12:59 — 2 Comments

The Blind Leading The Blind (A Paragliding Tale)

It’s coming to the end of the season and we’ve been chasing the weather around the country all year. And to be honest, we’re a little tired of trying for those extra k’s to push us up the XC ladder to compete with our flying friends (or fo)!



It’s the September ‘old wives summer’ and we’ve flown every day since Wednesday, ‘milking it’ as the high pressure migrates across our land towards Siberia; knowing that these are our last chances; stealing family time; lying to bosses and… Continue

Added by barney on September 17, 2009 at 20:15 — No Comments

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