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ITALY DIVIDE 2019
For the second time after 2018, I plan to participate at the ITALY DEVIDE 2019.
It is a 1150 km self supported non-stop bikepacking adventure and follows fast rolling gravel roads with quite a few technical MTB trails
#RU2AM was a 1000 km bikepacking trip from RUed to AMsterdam - CH / DE / FR / LX / BE / NL (5 days / 5 countries)
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - Thu, Oct 4, 2018
From the satrting point in Switzerland, I first went to Germany, before crossing the French boarder. After 2 days I arrived in in Luxembourg. Shortly after I cycled on Belgian soil and then the Netherlands as final destination of the trip.
Short interview after finishing the ITALY DIVIDE
It was my second bikepacking race ever, a 935km self supported non-stop adventure with 15’000m difference in altitude. It followd fast rolling gravel roads with quite a few technical MTB trails.
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OSPA is a unique and nearly indestructible multipurpose-performance bike that requires only One Service Per Annum (1x yearly).
In an experiment that lasted the full year of 2017 (365 days) I rode the OSPA prototype without any mechanical support (except wear parts).
SQLab Innerbarends 411 - Review
I tested the SQLab Innerbarends 411 during entire 2017. I rode approx. 7000km and used them in very different conditions and versatile disciplines. From Cyclocross to XC races, from Bikepacking to 24h competitions and then countless commuting rides to work.
challenges 2018 for the OSPA bike and his rider
approx. 6000 - 10'000 km on various soils (mud, sludge, rock, asphalt)
participation in approx. 10 major bike events in various disciplines (MTB, cyclocross, bike marathon, etc.)
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This OSPA bike consists of selected components following the *SLCFE principle and will not be serviced for an entire year according the OSPA mission.
*Simple, Lean, Consistant, Fast, Economic