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Unfortunately, the summer has been very busy with other projects with no time for riding during the last two months. Now, however, we are spending a few days riding in Morzine. We were told that the summer has been really wet here. Seems that we are very lucky because the first two days have been wonderful with a lot of sunshine and no rain at all. This is our second trip to Morzine this summer. During our first visit in the very early in the season many lifts were still closed so there is a lot of new trails to digest. 


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Just finished a few days of great riding in Bike Park Morzine / Les Gets.


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Monday was the second day of riding in Finale. Today's trails had more dirt and less rocks to offer. Several descents offered great views to the sea. All in all another fantastic day!


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This was a fantastic day! Based on today's experience trails of Finale are really, really good! Better than what we had expected. Surprisingly long runs, not least taking into account that starting points were no higher than 1000m above the sea. Very thick fog above 700m gave its flavour for the riding. Lot of rocks and drops. Really can feel that it was the first day of riding for this season. Looking forward to tomorrow already!


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After an excessively short night and an early wake up, a three hour flight from Helsinki brought us to Milan. After having waited for our bike bags some 45 minutes at the airport, we were sure that they have been lost. They magically, however, were delivered just when we were about to report them as lost items. After some fuzz with the rental car we finally headed towards Finale Lugure, located some 230km from Milan towards Nice. After arrival we met one of our guides, Alessandro, who briefed us about our schedule for the coming week. The day was finished with some great Italian wine and food. And Finale Ligure, a city of some 11.000 habitants, seems very beautiful and lively been at this time if the year. We spotted also a whole buch of fellow mountain bikers in the city. Really looking for the first day of riding tomorrow!
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The historically warm Scandinavian winter is now behind and the biking season has just started here. We however kick the 2014 season going in Northern Italy. This is a trip that we been really looking forward to. An early flight to Milan tomorrow morning. The first stop will be Finale Ligure. During the week, we are set to ride in five different locations. Goes without saying that our expectations are very high! Our closest point of comparison will be Malaga where we spent a few days last summer. While it (trails, accommodation) was good, it was not great. We honestly expect more from our week in Italy. 
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Our full report of riding in Les Arcs in August is now on-line.
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Exactly a year has passed since we were sitting in a lounge in Stockholm Arlanda on a way to our traditional Christmas dinner taking place in Helsinki. Looking back the riding season 2013 we can conclude that it offered several great riding trips and numerous happy moments. 

Our riding this season kicked off in Bike Park Winterberg in Germany. In the early season we also spent a few days riding in Malaga, Spain and in Åre, Sweden. Our last trip of the season was a great week in Les Arcs, France, in end-August. While the season was great, you always wish that you could have spend even more time in the saddle. 

Besides having many unfinished ideas for the 2014 season, we have already booked season's opening trip and are certainly looking forward to that. There will certainly be more to come as well. Many of those ideas will certainly be discussed over the dinner tomorrow. 

Now its time to leave the comletely empty lounge to catch the flight!

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We spent the last week of August riding in Les Arcs, France with Trail Addiction. This is a pending story of the great week of riding we had.

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