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Race Report: Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3

Sep 9, 2021
by TransAtlantis  


Day three started on the other corner of the island, in a place called Nordeste. Riders had to deal with really muddy conditions in the morning due to rain showers. The first stage was on a Cedar Forest Reserve on a mix of wet and loamy black dirt with a few pedal sections. As the day came through, the trails were getting drier until the last stage that took us to the very bottom of a cliff, where the natural pools of Boca da Ribeira sits.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Last preparations before the day starts.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3


Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
3...2...1... go go go.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Rene dealing with mid-stage loamy yet sticky mud.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3


Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
See that? That's what we call a loamy sticky wet mud.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Fireworks to the media crew was part of the menu on these days.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
First bath of the bikes right after the first stage.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Cool vibes at the bottom of the first trail.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3


Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Dryer and faster trails on the second part of the day.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Sam has a gift of creating nice lines. This last trail was on an ancient trail with a ton of switchbacks and rode us to the natural pools.

Media crew always with a tough life. Michiel had a crash on the day before that took him of the bike. Still, on a mission to get his shoots done.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Sam Dale showing how to ride a switchback.



Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
The deserved dive into the ocean to end the day in a proper way.

Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Trans Atlantis 2021 - Day 3
Another day in the books and other campsite was settled. This time, in Nordeste.

Tomorrow will be the day of the big traverse, where riders have to cross the island from one point to another through the deep and wild Azorean jungle.


3 Comments

  • 1 0
 Azorean sticky mud is a must in mountain biking
  • 2 0
 Sticky mud would have been nice. It seemed to be the most slippery mud I have ever ridden until it was time to wash my bike at the end of each day.
  • 1 0
 Azores such a magic place!

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