| The window of hope and sun light as you come in to land|
Over the past 3-4 years I've stumbled into somewhat of a ritual, and I'm over joyed that I have. When the clocks go back, the British summer (very loose term) ends and everything gets even more depressing weather wise, I always seem to find myself sat on a sleazy jet flight to Malaga. It's not that it rains more at home over the winter, but more that the hope of it stopping disappears. It's for this reason that Spain comes out on top every year.
Malaga and the surrounding area are up there with the best places to go if you like riding bikes, cheap booze and have a strong dislike for rain. There are a few different companies down there, but the one I have been with for the last 2 years are RoostDH
. It's key to have someone who knows the local area with you, the tracks are plentiful and varied, but they are all hidden, secret for the most part and not the kind of tracks you will find by just asking about.
| Mijas, a small mountain town just above the coast.|
| The tracks are tough to find on your own in these hills.|
| Finding a guide is well worth it.|
Once you have chosen your company/guide comes the heart of the holiday, the reason you went. the riding!
Below I have a selection of images from the last few trips I have had there, some more work than play, others were by far more play. Have a look, soak in the warm sun through the images, the smiles, good times, cuts, crashes and hangovers.
It's worth spending £500 going down there for a month over getting those new wheels. Shit wheels will still allow you to have a great week, good wheels on your local tracks won't be as much fun, I can guarantee you that!
| Riding on deep sand takes some getting used to.|
| Rare shot of photographer (Jacob Gibbins) on the other side of the bars.|
| Above shot taken by this man Rich Thomas.|
| Another angle of the above shot.|
| The sunsets are worth it too.|
Who are the two guys behind making this happen for you? Two of the soundest people I know and great riders alike (even if they do slip a pedal every now and again like everyone else) The guys behind RoostDH