Muesli bars

I've been craving more carbs and less sugar on races lately, so I thought I'd try to make muesli bars.   Ingredients 3 cups organic fruit muesli ½ cup almonds meal 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup honey Preparation Preheat oven to 160C in fan forced... Continue Reading →

Enduro World Series #4 – La Thuile, Italy

While some went to play in the mud at the Méga, the world's best enduro riders weren't too far away from L'Alpe d'Huez. Just across the border in the Upper Aosta Valley, Italy, for the fourth round of the Enduro World Series, organized by Superenduro. We were in La Thuile, a small village of less... Continue Reading →

Apricot and almond bars

With racing season in full swing, it's nice to have some extra bars stached in the freezer so I don't have to worry come race day. I've been making a bunch of different bars to fuel for day-long races and this one is one of my favorite as it's easy to bake, tasty and nutritious.... Continue Reading →

Superenduro #3 – Madesimo

After racing in the French Alps for the past month, we headed to the Italian Alps, less than a couple hours north of Milan, right by the Swiss border. This remote location, nestled in the high italian mountains is where the third round of Superenduro is happening. Welcome to Madesimo, a cute little family resort.... Continue Reading →

Dates and chocolate bars

Ingredients    300g Moist Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped 200g Raw Cashew Nuts 150g Almond meal 75g dark chocolate A Pinch Of Sea Salt 40g Unsweetened Shredded Coconuts 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract 2 to 3 Tbsp Cold Water Preparation Line an 8 inch baking pan with  saran wrap, and set aside. Combine chopped dates, cashews, almonds,... Continue Reading →

Papayas and cashews bars

Ingredients 1 cup dried papayas ½ cup raw cashews ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut ⅓ cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 tablespoons sesame seeds ¼ teaspoon sea salt Instructions Line an 8 inch baking pan with  saran wrap, and set aside. Pulse cashews in food processor until crumbly, place in... Continue Reading →

XMB challenge, WTF is this?

If you only want to ride long travel bikes. If you only shuttle or ride park. If you smoke like a chimney. If pedaling uphill and hike-a-bike do not do it for you. Then do not even bother reading the rest. But if you're a fan of trails with views. That a ride with at... Continue Reading →

Close to the podium in the first race of 2014!

This Sunday (16 Feb), I took fourth at the first round of the Urge 1001 Sentiers Enduro Series at Levens, France. 2013 was a tough year for me, major knee surgery at the start of the year left me recovering for the rest of the year, unable to find the pace I had in 2012.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate and pear muffins

We have been having some ugly weather for the past couple days which made me crave comfort food. I had a couple pears on the verge of getting spoiled, so it was an easy call to combine those with chocolate and almond to make some delicious snack. Ingredients 200 g dark chocolate 70 g sunflower... Continue Reading →

Persimmon muffins

There still is quite some persimmons on a tree along one of my rides, so it's quite easy to grab a few to carry home in my backpack to eat fresh or cooked. This recipe is quite simple and fast and really yummy. Ingredients 4 very ripe persimmons 270 grams flour 200 grams sugar 6... Continue Reading →

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