[This is a letter from our German friend, Dirk]
How are you? Sorry, that I took such a long time to answer your last mail. But
last summer was almost perfect and I was able to spend a lot of time on my bike.
I bought a new frame and a new fork, after I became 30 years old, I decided to
buy a full-suspension bike, because, when you get older you have to be well
aware of your health, or maybe it was just to be a bit faster on the trails.
I went biking a lot last year, about 1000 miles and about 135,000 ft. in
Enclosed you find pictures from my longest bike trip last year. We went to
Italy, to Lago di Garda, and climbed Monte Altissimo. It was a long descent,
about 7500 ft., almost every inch on singletrail. On the other hand, we had to
climb the mountain before and we had a pretty hard time in the saddle and in the
hour-long hike-a-bike section close to the summit. But after all it was a really
epic ride and I still think about it.
I hope, you still enjoy biking as much as I do, and I really look forward to
start this year's biking season.