This weekend i was Bouillon in Belgium. I had a go with the track O2bikers made a while ago. I also had a first go with a Canfield Nimble 9.
In short, it was ACE!
I have been coming to The Ardenne for a couple of years now and this is easily the most technical route i have ever done! Switchbacks, ladders, rock gardens and some technical single tracks. This route had it all.
We did 40km and it took us about 7 hours. How those marathon guys do the Raid de Godefroy is a clue to me. I have seen a report where somebody does 168km in almost 9 hours. Not human.
The Canfield was also a fantastic bike. This was my first spin with a 29er and I liked it a lot. It is more stable and climbing was easier. This bike had super short chainstays which means that the front of the comes off the ground easily during a climb. If you adjust the sliders a bit more backwards, it is a really nice bike.
This is my new favourite route. My top 3 looks like this: