I went for an awesome nightride with our chef Thor this week. We climbed up onto the south facing side of the Tarentaise, so that’s les Arcs and Sainte Foy you can see in the background. About 45 minutes of granny gear (or the 1×10 equivalent) grinding up a fire road to be rewarded by a stunning star-lit panorama over the whole valley and a pretty savage descent back into Bourg St Maurice before sneaking along Scary Bear Trail home. Now that’s mountain biking!
We risked a fast ‘n light strategy and took nothing at all with us bar the tiny camera and a couple of MTFU stickers on our top tubes. At this time of year zipping out for a ride without a huge guiding pack on is a real joy! The gamble paid off and we had about the best 2 hour ride you could ever wish for. With autumn approaching it’s probably good to be honing the torch-lit singletrack skills anyway!