Rocky Mountain Bicycles: An Argentina Adventure – Episodes 1 > 3
October 29th, 2012
By Olly Forster
It’s adventure time with Thomas Vanderham, Geoff Gulevich and Wade Simmons as they venture to Argentina for some epic, high altitude ‘All Mountain’ shredding – “When we travel together with our bikes and gear, we use the term “Shock and Awe” for the airport check-in experience. Seven guys with seven overweight bikes and gear bags is a sight to behold and Air Canada’s check-in staff have come to know us well. Our trip down to Buenos Aires was smooth and we had a fun (too fun) night there before heading to Bariloche the next day. There, we met our amazing guides and we had enough time to get a quick rip in to work the cobwebs out from two days of travel. **Warning – there is almost no riding in this video, but it’s worth the watch!**
Our first day of riding had us giddy – we knew we’d stumbled upon something big. It was so gratifying to come so far and be rewarded with such great riding and awe-inspiring terrain. The riding above the Catedral bike park had us feeling like we were riding on Mars with jagged red rock spires in the distance. The next day we climbed for two hours up to a refugio, which is a mountaineer’s hut staffed year-round. With epic views of the lake and the Andes, we descended into what seemed like a natural bobsled track full of little drops and rock gardens. Another all-time day and further confirmation we hit the motherlode.
And day three… The ascent and descent of a big volcanic mountain. Sound good? Pop the kettle on and get lost with the Rocky Mountain team in Argentina.