Words Samuel Díaz/ Photos Iñigo Diego
A lifestyle journey, tackling down some of the raddest trails in México in one day
Let me tell you… it wasn´t an easy task to do. The challenge, as many others of course, will include a perfectly executed logistics, choosing the right trails considering difficulty, length and altitude loss; beside that, we had to consider how many hours of day light we will have, a well-trained staff, and not less important, a lot of fitness, no mechanicals and a bit of luck.
Maybe that’s why it took us so long to made the decision and do it. But this time we were all pumped on doing it. Summer in México it’s kind of tricky; we have about 12 hrs of day light, but days are always rainy. You can get as low as a couple of hours of heavy rain or a full day of showers.
Just the idea of achieving 10,000 meters of altitude loss in one day was overwhelming. Considering that mount Everest height is 8,849 meters, we wanted to do a higher milestone. You may ask why? We say, why not? We are thrilled by the simple fact that we know we can do it. That’s our lifestyle; the feeling of being able to ride our bikes to the limit its what drives us; and of course, the fact that we are on one of the most epic places to do it.
Our mantra: more riding, less social media
The Staff: Two drivers, one mechanic, and one photographer
Tight Schedule, loamy singletracks and a lot of fun (The Trails)
What we really Achieved
To add some spice, rain started when we were riding it
It was past 2pm and we had no time to rest; The rain arrived and decided to stay for the rest of the day.
A very special thanks to Ecoturismo Ixtepeji, and to our staff that despite the heavy rain never had second thoughts doing it: Sam, Choforo, Alexis and Iñigo, thank you.
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