Here’s the latest dispatch from our man Mike Hopkins, on tour in Europe with the Suntour Durolux Tour:
Yesterday we laid our last tracks in Chaumont, and what a day it was! The aptly badged “SuperTrack” is basically a Supercross course in the forest. No tables, just doubles and triples running 100 deep through the woodwork. You’d normally have to go to a bike park to log as many airmiles as we did yesterday, but in true Swiss fashion we accessed this gem by train. I can’t put a distance on the jumps but some were probably the biggest I’ve hit on a trail bike. Fast long’n’lows right up my alley. To be honest I haven’t hit back-to-back jumps like this in a long time and I gotta say it felt Unreal!!! Huge props to the trail builders!
SR put together a multi-national crew of various backgrounds. A World Cup racer, a couple of free riders, an enduro racer, and myself who is definitely more of an adventure guru these days. Roots aside, it’s a winning concoction: loamy singletrack and big hits make for happy fellas. Today we’re setting off on a castle hunt as we head to Les Arcs France. More to come!