Normally when we go out to the Eurobike show the sum total of our riding ambition is to nick a few of the Nextbikes they bring for the week and roll into town for a Pizza. But this year the Media Days bit of the show (where you ride bikes in the mountains) and the show bit of the show (where you traipse round the halls fuelled by various pork products) were a day and 180km apart. So, we thought. That sounds like a nice ride.
And then we bumped into Ollie from Hunt Bike Wheels and Transcontinental 2015 winner Josh Ibbett, who had a similar plan. Except theirs involved going into Lichtenstein for a coffee, as they hadn't been to Lichtenstein before. And neither had we. So we all decided to ride together. And I made a video. And here it is.
Highlights of the ride included:
On the other hand, there was:
On balance though, a great day out. Thanks to Simplon for letting us ride the bikes back to the show. You can read Stu's review of the Pavo Gran Fondo Disc here; we haven't reviewed the Simplon Pride yet but Davey really liked it and we'll certainly try and get one in for a longer-term test.
Anyway, that's it really. Enjoy the vid!
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.