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Italy Road Trip Diary

Here's the story of our epic road trip to Italy- visiting suppliers, going to shows and races, and testing ourselves and our bikes bikes on death defying Alpine descents. It was hard work but well worth it. We returned with a van full of rare kit and breaking news deals- signed, sealed and delivered...

We set off on a 3600 mile road trip fresh and happy, but after 20 hours of diving became tired and intoxicated by the stench of Tom's shoes...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

So when we finally arrived at Lake Garda we did a show and then rode some Titus prototypes 1400m upwards...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Then went down the knarliest ride of our lives.....

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

 

We wanted to ride everywhere we went, on and off road...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

As the scenery became more and more beautiful

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Finally got out on the hill and bumped into the local MTB club!!!

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Which was a good excuse for a skinfull...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Dropped into lots of suppliers digging out the best stuff including rare tubs!

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

And some of the most Euro products know to man..

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Which made us happy...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

And proud to be British

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

We saw a lot of souped up rickshaws...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Some fantastic old cities

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

with narrow streets...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

down which we nearly got the van stuck many times...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

We got fat on lots of generously proportioned banquets...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

And drunk lots of Grappa!!!

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Went to a Granfondo and blagged a super bling tour bus

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

As well as a lift in a red Ferrari

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

The talent got too hot to handle...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

But there were plenty of dummy's to help out

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

We nearly won the race...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Then we drove home with a van chocka block full of Italian goodies...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Past picture square churches

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Back to the north where the clouds were already gathering...

On-One and Titus Team goto Italy

Happy days!

For full details of all the top stuff we brought back watch this space and on our Facebook page all this week!

16 May 2011

Comments

  • JonB (On-One Team)

    Cheers Peter! The ride we did was to the north of Riva del Garda, although I'd have to check if you wanted the more exact itinerary?

  • Petermac

    Hey boys, what a blast. I'm not jealous at all as I move to Verona in 3 weeks, so shall be dribbling with heat exhaustion attempting your mad climb in Garda. It's location looks like the northern end of the lake? Where is it exactly if I may ask? There's so much mad stuff in those hills, you could ride for years and not do them all. Anyhow, very best wishes to you all with the new products. Very happy to see more Italian (European) product filtering into your shelves. The new Titus 29er looks fab.....remember though to keep us all informed on the final approved birth of the new 140 Ti hardtail though? Jolly good luck. Peter

  • JonB (On-One Team)

    Photos look amazing Simon! Why don't you upload the best ones to our Facebook page and get the world drooling???!!!

  • SimonT

    I took my Inbred there last summer - amazing riding and fabulous scenery. You've made me very jealous - I want to go back soon!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonjohntaylor/sets/72157624929329715/

  • JonB (On-One Team)

    That's the prototype Titus Rockstar 29er carbon that we were testing. And I can tell you it's a total winner! More info soon...

  • Jonjonjon

    Hi, What's the frame in the second photo? Is it a prototype on-one full sus? Thanks