Photo Story: On the Road with the Hardins at the Andes Pacifico 2020

Mar 28, 2020
by Kim Hardin  



Chile is a special place: delicious food, the kindest of people, a big-little city (Santiago), and hugely varied terrain of The Andes Mountains. In fact, it’s one of our favorite countries to visit. We raced the EWS both in Chile and Argentina back in 2016 and got married in between rounds near Bariloche, Argentina. Join us as we share with you our 2020 Andes Pacifico experience and take you on a whirlwind tour of Santiago!



Do you like to ride bikes? Do you like to eat good food? Do you like to travel internationally? If you’re looking for a proper adventure vacation, consider registering for the Andes Pacifico, a 5-day blind enduro bike race from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Imagine you and your friends relaxing creekside, beer in hand, belly full of humidas (a delicious corn-like tamale treat), waiting for a gourmet dinner, while your bike gets a full tune-up by SRAM mechanics. After a dinner of Argentinian steak and quinoa salad, you saunter back to your tent for a good night’s rest before you wake up and shred a full day of Chilean anti-grip. Who wouldn’t want to partake?

Andes Pacifico Registration: Simply the best schwag of any race, period! Hats, shorts, sweatshirts, DYED Bro custom frame protectors...

Nick Hardin, Loosedog Lewis, Romain Paulhan & Kim Hardin warming up with a game of Foosball. Care to guess the winner?

A crew of gourmet chefs made sure we were never hungry, Iago Garay and Loosedog munching on some pizza

Cooking over coals to feed the racers and volunteers

Andes Pacifico volunteers made sure all athletes felt right at home, setting up rider's tents at each camp before we arrived, and managing bikes through the night.

Every evening, racers came together for a gourmet meal, shared the stories of the day and were updated as to the next day's stages: where we were going, what to be aware of...

"Antewaya" camp, meaning the "Spirit of Togetherness" offered up plenty of creekside R&R throughout the first few days of racing.

Day 1
Over 80 racers took on this year's 2020 Andes Pacifico.

Introducing the Ladies: Alex Pavon, Kim Hardin, Paula Jara, Tamara Hermosilla, Laura Mislan, Shelagh Coutts, Florencia Espineira and Paz Gallo

Day 1: Gates of Quempo, took us across the valley from La Parva Ski Resort, for a starting elevation of 9000 ft.

The days were plenty hot and dry, leaving volunteers and racers to find shade wherever possible.

Nick Hardin getting ready to make a pass on Day 1 while navigating the anti-grip high in the Andes.

Day 1 was a quick and friendly reminder to use way less front brake. First crash: Visor gone. Second crash: Pride gone.

The last stage of Day 1 crossed a creek bed multiple times and took us into dark woods full of technical features: Premek Tejchman navigates a large boulder-strewn section.

Flo Espineira kicked off the 2020 Andes Pacifico with a significant lead of the women's field after Day 1.

At Andes Pacifico, you are fully catered for: food is cooked by proper chefs, creekside beers and snacks are waiting post-race for your indulgence, massage therapists are available to tune up your race legs or offer some extra vacation relaxation. Your tent accommodation and gear are moved from camp to camp for you as locations change. Bike mechanics are on hand and available for your bike fixing needs -- there’s even a tech riding the trail alongside racers for any on-trail mishaps... All the while, you’re on the trail having the experience of a lifetime, racing stages that start as high as 11,700ft at the Argentinian border, while condors circle overhead and juicy watermelon and empanadas wait at the finish line.

Every single person racing or at all associated with the event is awesome, everyone is there to have a good time, and you can choose to race to win, or race for fun! The event is full of good energy and genuinely wonderful people from all over the world.

Paula Jara & Kim Hardin gettin' cheesy for the camera

For this year’s event, organizers took the race farther North than it had ever been, meaning every day we saw different terrain than the day prior. Everything from high alpine moonscape, to steep and sandy, to loose and rocky, to riverbed tech and what seemed like “live” fresh cut trail through fields of thorny bushes. The anti-grip was constant, however, as braking distances at race pace were about four times normal and most stages required a high level of focus to avoid riding with too much front brake and ending up in the thorns. The anti-grip in Chile is no joke, and made for a wild five days of racing!

Mornings come quickly at Antewaya - wake wakey bicycles, it's time to play!

Day Two: Cordon of the Spaniards took us up via truck convoy through a large mining complex to the top of a mountain range just outside of Santiago. Every day started with racers loading into over 20 pick-ups to transfer to the first stage. The distances between stages were so great and the terrain so steep, that truck transfers were necessary.

Dusty, loose, anti-grip? Check! Kim Hardin finds her flow on Day 2.

The last stage of Day 2 was the first stage where you could really open it up -- less tech, more flow and wide-open sections. #doyouevendriftbro

How many racers can fit under one tree?

Aid stations featured fresh watermelon, empanadas & more!

Full faces were required, and DH casings were a must to protect from the rugged terrain.

Day 3: Los Libertadores

What looked to be a dry Lithium lake on the transfer to stage 2, Day 3.

Men's leader, Pedro Burns, duked it out with Romain Paulhan all week.

Greg Callaghan wasn't much behind, taking 4th for the week aboard his new Devinci Spartan.

Kim Hardin amongst the cacti.

The dry, dusty Chilean terrain was unrelenting on equipment, lending to plenty of flats and punctures throughout the week.

Paz Gallo high in the Andes.

A Chilean Cowboy & his horse.

The drive to get there took us four hours into the deepest of Chilean backcountry.

And... the hike-a-bike to get there, another 45 minutes -- but it was worth it!

Even "Wemule", Chilean Antelope, made an appearance.

Our Push'ed EVIL Offerings made easy work of the Chilean terrain.

Santa Cruz rider Romain Paulhan getting loose!

Day 4 was shortened to just two stages after stages 3 and 4 were removed due to destruction by horses. Fresh cut trails were made for us, however, horses decided to use them first. Regardless, it was quite the day as special permits allowed us into an area that had never been raced.

Fresh-cut trails were the theme of day 4.

Seventeen-year-old Paz Gallo has a promising future, taking second at this year's Andes Pacifico.

Iago Garay with the horns; the only rider ever to complete all 7 Andes Pacifico's. Third place for the Spaniard!

Day 5 took us to lower elevations, where we saw one particularly fresh, and very raw trail: Stage 2. Prior to starting, I pulled up my long-sleeves to mid-forearm. The starter immediately said, "No, No, No!" and pulled them down for me. What followed was dodging and weaving through prickly house-sized bushes, point-and-shoot style. Definitely ended up in said house-sized thorny bush. Note to self: look ahead further next time!

The last hike-a-bike of Andes Pacifico

Kim's favorite and most memorable stage was the last stage on Day 3, which took us down a track that was part sand, part loose baby-heads, and full of big moto ruts at that oh so perfect angle of descent. This ended up being a stage that was tossed at the end of the day for technical problems but was one of my favorites, setting that perfect drift into the moto-corners and just holding on. Mind the cactus and other pointy things, of course. The stage ended at a feed station of pizza empanadas, watermelon and other fresh fruit. Doesn’t get much better than that. As for memorable moments, I’d say getting to see so many of our traveling circus friends, as well as meet so many wonderful new people: Australians, Colombians, Czechs. Ok, and on the last day, getting to the beach...

After 5 days, and too many stages to count, we made it to the Pacific Ocean -- what a week!

The Pacific Ocean, ladies and gentlemen...
Dinner is served: Open-pit Tri-Tip Steak, whole chicken, chorizo dogs, and a plethora of extras.

Truck No. 9: The Hardins, and new Cali-friends: Konrad and Kevin

For Nick, this was his first race since ACL repair a little over a year ago. He chose to race Master’s in order to give himself the opportunity to return to racing with a little less internal pressure, and to allow himself the time to get back into the swing of things -- worked out pretty well as his knee felt 110%, and he won his category. YEW!

Women's Pro: 1st: Florencia Espineira, 2nd: Paz Gallo, 3rd: Kim Hardin

1st Pedro Burns 2nd Romain Paulhette 3rd Iago Garay
Men's Pro: 1st: Pedro Burns, 2nd: Romain Paulhan, 3rd: Iago Garay

Master's Men: 1st: Nick Hardin, 2nd: Eduardo Soto Molina, 3rd: Philip Schlosser

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible!

No Pisco, No Disco!



After the event, chances are you'll find yourself back in Santiago for a bit before you fly out. So…. what do you do when you’re a full-time foodie in Santiago, Chile, you've already packed your bike away, and only have 24 hours to see the city? You find all the must-visit dive bars, and hole-in-the-wall eateries in Santiago and do them all!

Santiago, the capital of Chile, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Home to over seven million people, it is a place of vibrant street art, pisco and chilean cuisine. While currently in a state of civil unrest, in our experience, the capital was actually quite safe to visit.

Downtown Santiago is bustling -- horns honking, skyscrapers as far as the eye can see, yet it feels small as you walk around amidst the hustle. People are kind and curious, always warm and welcoming.

Our first impression of the city: friendly. From the “city center”, it was about 4 km in any direction to a must-visit place - not bad! We were able to navigate the city quickly on “Lime” Scooters at a reasonable price -- most of the time they were faster than taxis due to traffic! To cruise, download the Lime app, find your nearest scooter and zoom!

Santiago Chile
From anti grip to shredding the streets of Santiago...

Our first recommended stop is Chipe Libre, the Independent Republic of Pisco. Known for their Pisco tasting flights and small snacks, it’s a great place to shake off the jetlag, taste some pisco and see a bit of the city. First things first, however, Pisco! The origins of pisco took place in colonial times in the XVII century as wine producers were struggling to produce wine for the city of Potosi. The Atacama Desert proved such an obstacle that the wine was not getting to Potosi in a drinkable state, so producers started to distill the wine and import it through a port in Southern Peru named “Pisco”. This distilled wine eventually became known as “Pisco” -- Peruvians claim it is due to the name of the port and area, while Chileans believe it is the generic name of the spirit and should be used by each country to define the spirit. To this day, the argument remains, as does Chilean Pisco and Peruvian Pisco.

Unique to the spirit, regulations state that Peruvian pisco can be made with a range of eight grapes, must be distilled only once to proof after resting for at least three months and cannot be aged in wood. Chilean Pisco, on the other hand, can be made from a range of 14 grapes, and maybe distilled multiple times to proof, as well as aged in wood. These small differences in production lend to significant differences in flavor and notes -- try one of each and let your bartender be your guide. At Chipe Libre, we highly recommend the “Chi (from the South) Flight”, featuring Diaguitas Reservado Transparente 40, Brujas de Salamanca Reservado 40, and Mistral Nobel Piscos -- the Brujas was our favorite; super smooth, with notes of caramel. Looking for a proper cocktail? Try one of the many flavored Pisco Sours (Pisco + Egg white + Lime juice) -- the basil is super refreshing!

Upon leaving Chipe Libre, take a left and wander the streets - you might find a corner street symphony of violins and cello, or a crew of dancers amidst street vendors selling everything from copper earrings to paintings and a wide variety of marijuana-based treats.

Santiago Chile
Some call this graffiti, we call it art; One of many favorites throughout the streets of Santiago.

Be sure to look up, as many buildings in this “Zona Cerro” area are used as canvases by local artists and feature not only designs and imagery, but graffiti protesting the high costs of healthcare, poor funding of education and general inequality in Chile. Pay close attention, as the people of Santiago share their voice and spread the message of what’s really happening within the city through their brightly colored stickers, flyers and graffiti. ​​

On the corner of Merced and Jose Victorino Lastarria, enter the classy Singular Hotel and go upstairs to The Rooftop Bar for a small bite. From here, you can get a pretty good view of San Cristobal, the second-highest point in the city, marked by Statue Cristobal. If you have the time, it’s worth a visit via Funicular to the park.

But first things first, while you’re at The Rooftop Bar, order the “Carpaccio de Pulpo, limon y cilantro”, translated as Octopus Carpaccio with lemon and coriander and the "Empanada de Centolla" translated as the King Crab Empanada-- you will not be disappointed: Creamy, buttery octopus garnished with edible flowers, and small colorful beads of flavor bursting sauces. Buttery, rich pockets of cheesy crab -- while not a traditional chilean empanada of beef, raisins and olives, it was one of our favorites of the trip.

The Rooftop Bar Santiago Chile
Octopus Carpaccio
The Rooftop Bar Santiago Chile
Gin and Tonic, Santiago-Style - Cheers!

From the Singular, wander about 20 minutes West to Mercado Central and get a true taste of Chile. While a bit touristy and crowded, Mercado Central is home to a variety of markets, and most commonly known for its many seafood vendors and restaurants. Similar to Pike’s Place Market in Seattle, Washington (USA), you can wander the aisles of freshly caught fish or take a seat at one of the many restaurants inside for a bite of seafood.

Mercado Central Santiago
Touristy for sure, but Donde Augusto serves up some of the best seafood in Santiago.

On the SW corner on the outside of the market, find Emporio Zunino. Founded in 1930, it takes the claim as Chile’s oldest empanaderias, and is where all the locals go for an empanada. Pay at the booth inside, give your ticket to one of the cooks behind the counter and place your order - Fresh out of the oven comes a light and airy pastry in the form of a Traditional Pino (beef, egg and olive), Cheese or Pizza Empanada. The empanadas here are the most traditional of all we tasted (and we tasted at least one per restaurant!).

Zunino s Mercado Central Santiago
Zunino s Mercado Central Santiago

Across the square, wander to La Piojera, the Mercado’s dive-bar to try Chile’s national drink, “El Terremoto”, which translates to “Earthquake.” If you drink too much, it’s as though the ground is shaking, and you’re in an earthquake! In an almost continuous motion, watch bartenders scoop pineapple sorbet into a cup and follow it up with Pipeno, a sugary white wine, and either Fernet or Grenadine syrup. Deceptively sweet, the Terremoto is a perfect way to wash down that empanada. Stay and watch the scene - bartenders are friendly and the place is by no means a dive-bar. Its colorful walls are covered in fun posters and signatures, and if you’re lucky you might catch some traditional accordion music.

La Piojera Chile
La Piojera
Terremoto La Piojera Chile
El Terremoto, Chile's National Drink

At this point, it’s highly likely you’ll be in a food coma -- jump in a cab and head to Las Condes to Centro Artesanias los Dominicos, a collection of artisans showcasing their talents. A bit out of the way, but well worth it for some culture and souvenir grabs. Most common is anything copper (think pans, earrings, rings, plates) as Chile is the largest prophyr copper exporter in the world. Also common: pottery, wood carvings, alpaca blankets and clothing, as well as various other fiberworks, and “Crin”: the art of recycling horsehair and dying it with natural plant fibers. These fibers may then be woven into jewelry such as bracelets or necklaces, or be used alongside metals of the region.

Centro Artesanias los Dominicos is a great place to find that little Chilean remembrance - note most artisan stalls are closed on Mondays. In addition, if you’re in Santiago on a Sunday, law states that workers must have at least two Sundays off a month, so many restaurants, etc... are closed.

Once you’ve gotten your favorite people a goodie, hop a Lime scooter to dinner at Margo on Isidora Goyenechea in Las Condes. I’ll let the photos do the talking, but be sure to order the “Plateada” with Sweetcorn Puree, a traditional chilean dish, as well as the “Prawns with creamed Mote” and “Octopus with Chimichurri on Pea puree”. ​

Plateada with Sweetcorn Puree
Cheers to 24 hours in Santiago!

Now that you’ve eaten and drank your way through Santiago, it's time to hustle to the airport for your night flight!

Hasta Luego.
Thanks for traveling with the Hardins!

Kim & Nick Hardin

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Big thanks to EVIL, Chris King Precision Components, Race Face, Dakine, SMITH, PUSH, Dumonde Tech, KickStand Coffee & Kitchen for supporting us in our adventures!

Pro Tip: If you decide to make the trip, be sure to double-check your baggage as it is being tagged for Santiago (SCL). It is not uncommon that it will accidentally be tagged for SLC, and your bikes won’t show up for a few days. If that happens to you, visit the street market near Chupe Libre for a sock purchase -- worked for us!


36 Comments

  • 7 0
 As a Chilean and MTB rider (Evil Following) , I can really appreciate you very accurate and entretaining report . I felt myself riding down La Parva and some other local spots. The loose conditions of all summer , aka anti grip, are no joke to ride in , from rider to transmission , everything suffers. Chapter apart is you report on the eating I'm Santiago, mouth watering , cheers until next year I'm the Chilean stop of the EWS !
  • 1 0
 Thanks!! We love it in Chile! We were actually married in between the two EWS rounds, Argentina/Chile back in 2016! South America holds a very special place in our hearts. Good luck in all your riding adventures and especially the upcoming EWS on your home turf.
  • 2 0
 Such a fun event - great article capturing it all! Can’t believe it was just a month ago when we could be carefree and riding bikes! Wishing you guys the best during this tough time!
  • 1 0
 Thank you! Closing any business for a brief period is never fun for the owners and especially hard on staff. We will be fully back open soon and look forward to having all our friends back! Such a fun trip and Kim and I were so happy to meet you guys!
  • 1 0
 Great story, makes me want to visit. Love the idea of a fully supported race. @BigBear11 any idea of the approximate cost for a couple, excluding air travel? One rider and one non-riding foodie/potential volunteer. :-)
  • 1 0
 For sure! The race entry for riders was $2400 USD, for 5 days 6 nights fully supported event. Pick-up/drop off at airport, it’s crazy how accommodating the Andes Pacifico staff were! I’m not sure what the volunteer cost would be, probably very little. We hardly spent any money beyond that except a few bucks on food, drink, and lime scooters while shredding in Santiago!
  • 1 0
 Nick responded already, but I'll chime in as well. --Early bird race reg is $2000.

Andes Pacifico staff take care of the airport drop off and pickup. Hotels are between $70-100USD a night. Pisco Sours are about $6USD, and a nice dinner of 2-3 cocktails, an appetizer and two entrees is about $60.

As far at the event itself, if you're looking for an experience to share, as a racer you are gone all day, and volunteers work their asses off. They are generally hardest at work when racers return to camp (or on the days where camp is moved). As a racer, you are gone all day, and your partner would likely be pretty busy when you return... Just our two cents -- hard to truly share the experience as (1) racer and (1) volunteer -- and the volunteer would be more on a work vacation than vacation vacation!
  • 1 0
 Great stuff love the pics! I was looking at the pictures and was like "man these two look familiar", sure enough I've seen you two out a Sync a few times this winter lol, small world!
  • 1 0
 Love it! We have a small restaurant/bar in Hood River, OR @kickstandcoffeekitchen Come by sometime and we will go for a rip!
  • 3 0
 Well done, Hardins.
  • 1 0
 Thanks! ????????
  • 1 0
 I guess emoji’s turn into question marks. Knuckles my friend!
  • 1 1
 Stoked to see you two kicking ass and smiling while doing it. Wish we were still in HR and could say congrats in person. Cheers!
  • 2 0
 Awww, thanks! We miss you guys! Hope you are well - come visit anytime!
  • 2 0
 Yeah PAPA!! Us to! Miss seeing that probably not so little lady too!
  • 1 1
 Was lucky to meet these fellas in Madeira, great people, wish you all the best!! CHEERS
  • 1 0
 Thanks @seidla! Hope to see you somewhere around the world soon! Smile Be well!
  • 1 1
 Really apreciate this kind of story, great writing and great photos. Cheers for you, guys.
  • 2 0
 Thanks! Kim is the writer in the family, I’m the one usually doing dumb stuff for the pics! One must have the other ; )
  • 1 1
 Great pictures, looks like it was epic!
  • 1 0
 So fun! The people were amazing and the anti-grip was everything it’s made out to be!
  • 1 1
 That's a real photo epic!
  • 1 0
 Thanks! Cheers to Dave Trumpore and Jonathanj for being out in the desert with us all day!
  • 1 1
 @BigBear11: yes this pictures are so diferent from the Photo Epic from 2020 Andes Pacifico. Much more collorfull and intresting.
  • 1 1
 @mudmandhbrazil: lol .. but shot by the same photographers. At least be consistent in your trolling little buddy ;-)
  • 3 1
 @davetrumpore: man wait, I didn't complain about nothing here in this article, I am saying the selection of pictures are diferent and more intresting and here you are in my feet "again"? Get out of me feet Dave! I didn't said nothing about you, I don't have the right to say this pictures looks better than the others and here you are showing you don't like me because I've been pointing your errors as a professional photografer and editor? That's why PB readers keep pointing errors every day here? The public person here is you not me, if I don't know how to wright english I don't care, wright in PB and in the comments is not my job. One of the other Photo epic from this race the pictures was only white and gray with nothing intresting and I didn't said nothing in the comments.
So what, you think you are a hero because you spent days in the desert doing your job? Maybe you should go work with fashion inside the studio you "little buddy" since going to the desert or even going take pictures inside a 2.5km DH track on mud is the biggest chalenge of your life.
I see so many people talking so many shit here like you put pictures of a product people bitch that they want a video, if you put a video people bitch complaining they want photos, people complain about everything here in comments even if a bike has a spacer betwin the stem and headset and keep the debiloid looks like Session thing... can't you see I do wrong things like every human but I am not complaining about nothing here and I can't say this pictures are better? Or maybe I don't have the right to say what I think? Brazil and USA are democracy or not? Please get out of my feet. I did nothing wrong saying this pictures are better than the others! I have seen you arguing with other readers why you don't go follow them?
  • 1 0
 @mudmandhbrazil: send me the link to the white and grey photo epic from this race. I created all of them and can't find it... Also forward me all the errors made as a professional photographer and editor so I can correct in the future.... But truth be told, you troll of the photographers and editors of this site quite often, and do so with personal insults. Here you tried to take a shot at us again over quality of our event coverage without realizing the same material was used for both posts... Oops ;-)
  • 1 1
 @davetrumpore: pointing errors is an insult for you right? show me one insult I did recently to PB staff? I see a lot of people insulting each other here and you say nothing. Someone saying that some of your pictures are not good is an insult for you right? You never do mistakes, all ypur pictures are complitely perfect and intresting, you are never wrong and never say I am sorry to nobody right? Just to end, I've been working in the fashion business for 15 years back in the 90s, worked with the best photografers in the world like Mario Testino, Bob Krieger, at that time where there was no digital photos, the photografers had to be really good to do a good photo since there was not many chances with 36 shots per roll. Today I see many articles in many places like newspapers and magazines saying that anyone can be a good photografer and do a professional photo, just take an EOS level camera, put in all automatic, shot like a machine gun and in one of the thousands of picture for shure will be one or two amazing pictures like you are talking about in that Photo Epic Pan Shot comments. So if you have an epic race on an epic place with the best racers using the most beautifull uniforms and bikes it's gonna be almost impossible to have a bad photo. But if you need to lie that I am insulting someone just because you don't like me no problem I don't like you too, for me you are one of the most stuck-up person I ever seen, there is no one single letter of humility in all your words here in PB comments, you are always with your nose pointed up. All the comments I do praising good videos, and articles is useless you just see the ones I just say I don't like something. Other thing is when you gonna add an Unlike button in the top of your articles and have a little humility? You whant to keep in your world that people only have the right to like and not dislike a PB article? Also PB keep doing silly mistakes saying in the review of the basic Kona hardtail cost 15000 dollars, saying that on the Specialized Enduro bike check of Maximus he has the height of 84 kilos and he weight 1,80 meters tall? And you don't put the weight of the bike an information that everybody whants to know??? Like if you do a race car review and you don't put the horsepower it has? For me this is boring and shows that no one care about the quality of the content. Most of the articles you have now is just a carbon copy of other MTB websites and a path for readers to click in the link like this you get your $$$ like in the D4 helmet article that there was no single clear picture of the helmet making people complain about this in the comments . I read PB for decades and in the past I don't remember that there was so much mistakes on PB and this is anoying for me. You could also add a button in the top that if someone see a mistakes they can advise you without having to go to the comments to point errors what you think? You for me is that motorcycle guy that cut my car doing worng things in the trafic and when I horn for him to not hit my car the motorcycle guy do that f*ck you sign with his finger. Never admit a mistake and never will.
  • 1 0
 @mudmandhbrazil: Ask and you shall receive... All taken straight from your profile that is visible in plain view by every user on this site if they click on your screen name.

"PB employees do what they want. Everytime someone complain about a PB mistake there are this army of keyboard cocksuker warriors that will come and say any shit to protect a mistake from PB and say it's normal. Pretty normal in fanaticism people."

"@mikekazimer: Mr. Mike If you say that mistakes hapens only with PB because you are shooting and editing and report racing. But wait, this is not your job??? So if you do typo and wrong text all the time is because you shoot edit and report??? But any other bike or sports website shot pictures, edit the text and report the results. In my opinion your excuse is pathetic I'm sorry. Just admit you are having problems with the editing of your texts. It's easy to admit a mistake and it's hard to stay giving pathetic excuses. o me looks like there is an illiterate working on PB or a stoned journalist."

"his is not a bike check, just some pictures of the bike it's easier like this. this is a real bike check. m.vitalmtb.com/features/Troy-Brosnans-Canyon-Sender,1757 Any way in all of my jobs a person that was not able to do shoot pictures and write correct a single paragraph was fired, special those ones that think are the king of the world and don't have the humility to admit an error or mistake. no one is perfect even Jesus but daily mistakes on PB are getting weird.... to much alcohol? to much weed? to much both? 4 minutes? your drunk go home"

And here's real good stuff from you came after we, the contributors asked you to stop this behavior...

"@ka-brap: donate more money? go cocksuck in hell Mr David Trumpore so you like to read your name wrong? don't think so"

"@davetrumpore: Just go f*ck yourself somewhere please. imagine you a famous photographer doing typos and mistakes all the time gonna say I am sorry???? never! you are the king. king of high heels and typos..."

I could go on and on as you have carried on like this pretty consistently, but hopefully that's enough to help you remember and for you (hopefully) stop trolling peoples work on this website.

And still waiting on the white and grey photo epic you promised...

would also love to see the articles you read where everyone can shoot great photos with their EOS machine gun cameras that apparently do all the work and make it impossible to take a bad photo ;-)
  • 1 1
 @davetrumpore: all this for me? All started when I poninted a mistake from you than you've been hunting me all over? So you got what you diserved. So thats why you also hate me, because I put a lot of VitalMTB links in PB comments. You are my hatter kkkkk. Man just look at the last bike review in PB your partner is calling us shit talkers! You don't have respect and want to be respected? I pointed your error and you've been hunting me! Until when? You don't have nothing more important to do that been keyboard warrior agains a shit talker?
  • 1 0
 @mudmandhbrazil: still waiting on that black and grey article...
  • 1 1
 @davetrumpore: and since you've been hunting me at that time just because I pointed your error I stoped looking at PB because of you! Since VitalMTB has the exacly same articles. So now that you are hunting me again I will take a brake on PB and just stay on VitalMTB and many others MTB websites and amazing MTB vlogs and blogs that exist today! See you latter! little buddy
  • 1 0
 @mudmandhbrazil: so there's no black and grey photo epic... I am disappointed

Enjoy their coverage of Andes Pacifico since it's all the same and we just copy (hint: there was none on that other site)
  • 1 1
 Very well done story, from the pictures to the writing. Thank you.
  • 1 0
 Thanks @fedfox ! I love to write and used to do it on the daily - nothing like a little coronavirus to give a little bit of time! Be well!

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