A TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SPECIAL
August hit and suddenly the conditions we've been tearing our hair out for started rolling in. No doubt, September even more so marks the changing of the weather guard and brings with it a sense of optimism and excitement for the next few months.
We mark this change in mood and temperature with stories from the extremes to whet your appetite for all the riding opportunities coming up. Sticking initially with the warm thoughts, Issue 23 sees our build up to the ever more popular season in South Africa that begins in November. Riders from all around Europe take advantage of a commanding exchange rate and head south to dine on the pleasure served up by the majestic beaches, punchy, menacing winds and magnificent waves found around its picturesque shores. We experience two very different cities in a two part feature on the most wind-swept and hazardous stretches of coastline in the world, and reveal the spots to look out for in a wind-charged country that provided 40 consecutive windy days earlier this year.
Iceland may not be the first place you think of when booking your summer holiday, but if you're in the mood for a very different experience that's only a short plane ride away, or are just in need of a snowkite fix, we have just the ticket.
And in terms of wild travel and experiences, we couldn't very well look past Scotland. However, this time, getting the experience were a couple of French blokes who gave us their take on our northerly neighbour as they stoked the auld alliance.
Also this issue, we take a look at some of the shapes and trends apparent in the new kit that will be lining your local shop's shelves in 2007, and we continue in our quest to get you tooled up in terms of your riding skills with more in depth technique articles.
All this, and of course much, much more.
ISSUE #23 CONTENTS:
HOPES AND FEARS: For the past decade, wind sport die-hards have been making the voyage to South Africa for warm sun, heavy winds, majestic waves and cheap living. We experience two very different cities in a two part feature on the most wind-swept and hazardous stretches of coastline in the world
FRAGILE POWER: Iceland may not be the first place you think of when booking your summer holiday, but if you're in the mood for a very different experience that's only a short plane ride away, or are you just in need of a snowkite fix, we have just the ticket. Goggles down, we're hitting the top...
STOKING THE AULD ALLIANCE: A whistle-stop tour of Scotland's finest spots with a couple of French blokes
2007 GEAR GUIDE: It's that time of year again where we need to break out the manufacturer's jargon dictionary, decode, decipher and read between the heaps of hype for the kit you'll be riding next year
MOTOR DRIVE PROJECT: RAILEY TO BLIND: Another tasty project this issue, taking in the railey, krypt and heel-side carve along the way