Mcblog part 1.
bikes are fun, not serious...
James Mcknight starts a summer series of updates and rants about anything and everything from the saddle of his Euro 'access all areas' Vendetta. Don't expect to find gear ratios, sprockets and spoke tension here, this is a glimpse into the life of the professional bike bum, pump tracks, brioche and beer.
Current Vendetta 'testing' Location: Finale Ligure, Italy
Right then, where to start..? Well I'll introduce myself: James Mcknight, born in the mid eighties, bred on travel and sport and obsessed with bikes since day 1.
In 2009 I took a step that I never thought I'd take – to stop messing around and get serious; starting my own business, (mcSkills.com) getting qualified and knuckling down to some hard graft. WELL, that didn't last long, and for the first half of 2010 I have been based in Finale Ligure on the Italian Riviera – guiding mountain bikers for a living, riding for fun in the evenings, eating ice creams and being not at all serious. Clothing company howies preach that “Life is complicated, Sport is simple.” I have to say I couldn't agree more.
Go where your heart takes you, follow your instincts and most importantly, never, ever get serious – I've learnt my lesson now and during my travels in 2010 I'll be updating this Vendatta blog any time I'm not up a mountain, on the road or busy working out where my next meal is coming from.
Some shots taken from the 'compound' in The Finale Freeride Bike Town and on some of Finale's fine trails.
If you fancy a Demo Day on a Vendetta and happen to be in Finale or Morzine this Summer drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we'll arrange for a days guiding and riding with The Vendetta and James McKnight.
Want to know more about riding in Finale Ligure? Then contact Finale Freeride here.