It is not easy nowadays to enjoy the simple things of life. Too much of everything that we are constantly overwhelmed: too much technology, too much progress, too much Social Media, too much texting, too much noise and discussing idiotic things... Only when you enjoy a simple bike ride in La Sierra, and finish the day having a proper beer in the camp you realize we bikers, need very few things to be happy: good fit to climb and descend mountains, a proper bike, friends and a cold beer. What else?
Photo: Dan Milner
Being a Sierra Grown rider means to hear a lot of stories about these trails. Being used for centuries by armies, traders, shepherds, to cross Spain, they have seen tons of legends and stories. Probably one of the most popular are those related to the "bandoleros" , bandits that used to attack the Napoleon troops that invaded Spain 200 years ago.. Fierce Sierra men that created a dark legend around them...
When I told this story to Dan Milner, he immediately showed a lot of interest to ride those trails and cross La Sierra following their paths. That´s what we did, with our great friend Holger Meyer and guides Rafa, Sepu and Emilio. Now you can check it in these two great articles published on German´s Bike Magazin and Uk´s MBUK. Do not miss them!
Little pleasures like riding with friends, doing what you love as a job, and celebrating life everyday of riding in La Sierra keep us alive, keep us smiling. This spring we had a blast with our friends from Bellabike Switzerland , Sarah and Pepe riding with us. Enjoy the video!
Thanks to BellaBike!