Thursday, July 12, 2012

Little California ,The main event.

More Italian fun.

 Lower Semenza fun. Matt, Ed and Andy enjoying second run fun.

Freeride action down river jam off the Church drop on the Egua.  Gene 17 Val Sesia festival fun.

 Medic of the week.  Dave DC Carroll.

 Santi winding up.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Switzerland and Bust.

Haha, the only photo of me on the water from my trip to Ticino and Val Sesia back in June.

The Verzasca is an amazing river. Now very famous for the Golden Eye bungee jump off the dam at the bottom of the lower section.

At the lower levels we had we did the middle and classic lower section

                                                                    Ed Cornfield.

       Haha, I'm on the water!

        Devils slide. Portaged the rapid but nailed the sweet seal launch.

                                                      Ed on the "New School Grad" rapid.

                                                                    Raph dropping in.

                                                              All Photos By Andy Iley.

Rolling again!

Whoo f&*kin hoo. I'm back on the wheels.
Ok, so its just on tarmac at the moment but this is a pretty big deal. Didn't ride a bike since last June due to my herniated L1 and L5 discs and am now pretty happy to have ridden on the road again. Only done 45 mins or so but this time last year that would have had me bed ridden for days literally not being able to walk.
Slow progress but super happy.

Pete F has lent me his road bike (jeez, its twitchy) so I can do some slightly longer rides and see how it goes. My plan to ride off road by Christmas is looking much more likely. Even so, that will make it almost 18 months since I was riding off road.

Happy days. Will report back.