,ZAM continues! ,ZAM is a never-ending journey, a way of realising the dream of riding the most fascinating places in the world, places that are largely undiscovered by the mountain biking community. For this part of our adventure we headed to New Mexico in the United States.
Everything began in the spring of 2012. After several test trips to European destinations like Tarifa, Bardenas Reales and the Ukraine, Gaspi devised plans for an even bigger journey.June 2012:
Gaspi and his team began their seven thousand kilometer expedition to ,ZAM in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia. Spring 2013:
The ,ZAM adventure continued in Sicily, where Gaspi was in search of new enduro trails. Gaspi returned to Sicily just a month after his first visit with a group of Czech riders and acted as their guide around the beautiful island. ,ZAM is not only about gaining new experiences but also about sharing them with other people. Summer 2013:
Gaspi took a group of Czech bikers to Canada and showed them most beautiful biking regions of British Columbia in "The Best of BC Tour“ camp. The group had never been to Canada before and specifically chose Gaspi as their guide for the adventure experience. The trip culminated with a heli-bike drop from the top of Barber‘s Mountain followed by a floatplane drop to a three-day trip through wild backcountry. October 2013:
The successful ,ZAM expedition gives birth to ‚ZAM2: The expedition to New Mexico, USA . The adventure is undertaken in the same Ford E350 van used in the Mongolia trip which was sent to the States to be prepared for its departure into the wilderness.
The aim of ,ZAM is to prove that it is possible to combine enduro and freeride biking with worldwide travel and to bring a fresh perspective on cycling in the form of video and photo documentation that will inspire the cycling community to share in similar experiences. Gaspi has announced that the team is ready to go to another exotic destination in 2014. ,ZAM will carry on!Reader's Contest:
We have limited copies of photo books by Adam Marsal from the ,ZAM Mongolia expedition and the ,ZAM New Mexico expedition.
You could win a copy by answering the following question correctly:
What is the full name of the FUNN pedals used by Gaspi in New Mexico? (You can find the answer in the recent photo blog
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.orgCamera and edit by:
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