One 3.5 hour xc hack was a a bit much for my unfit body today. I felt destroyed by the end of it. I think it was my first completely un-lift-assisted ride in quite a few years. The trails along the cliffs, especially when you get in sight and past Luz, are incredible! Smooth, polished dirt single track, rocky gravelly loose stuff, flowing bedrock – tonnes of variety. And you could ride 3/4 times along them and not ride the same piece of trail twice. Setting up this self portrait had a group of German tourists rather perplexed. Thanks goes out to my trusty Hahnel wireless remote which, set on a 4 second delayed release, took a bit of a beating getting thrown to the ground just before I entered the corner, about 7/8 times to get just the right timing.