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Old 02.03.2008, 02:32
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Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

Hi everyone, another shim-sham ski season is melting, and I'm hoping to get out on the mountain bike soon. Is anybody interested in doing some rides anywhere in the Suisse Romande area that would be great. I've done some riding around Chalet-a-Gobet but not much else. I'm interested mainly in XC rides, preferably single track, but that seems to be a little harder to find around here. I've read some of the links that have been posted previously, but if anybody has some first hand info, or wants to explore, let me know.

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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

I'd certainly be interested in looking for stuff beyond Chalet-a-Gobet. I had a couple of rides up there while the ground was frozen in January (because it was too cold for road-riding) and that was a lot of fun - riding through patches of snow and avoiding the ice made it much more challenging than it usually is. The other place close to Lausanne that I've found is the Venoge river. Start virtually at the lake and head upstream. There are some short sections that I consider unrideable, but also some fairly decent single-track without any significant elevation changes. If you have a good map then you may be able to string together a reasonable-length ride up the river.
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Is the Venoge next to the UNIL? I'll have to give it a go. Care to join me? I have a flexible work schedule so I'm available mid-week and weekends.
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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

I notice this thread is quite old now but is there any development on the biking front. I am relatively new to mountain biking but am keen to get into some serious rides and live not too far from Lausanne.
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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

Likewise, if there is anything going on, I'll be moving to Lausanne/Morges in mid-August and chomping at the bit to hit the hills!
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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

Come back here once you're in and we will organise something. Perhaps start a new thread if not in Lausanne.

I think I better take out relevant insurance policies as some of you guys sound a bit more serious than me!
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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

Will do Tom. Will be around that area but probably a new thread's the way to go.

Don't worry - I'm far from an expert. No skill, all will.

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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

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I think I better take out relevant insurance policies as some of you guys sound a bit more serious than me!
not needed if you work in switz. your company pays 100% through SUVA.

i know, i've had several ski and bike accidents covered.
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No need for public liability insurance then!

Thanks guys, don't think I'm gonna have an accident but famous last words. I will check their accident cover to be on the safe side.
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Re: Mountain Biking - Lausanne - 2008

The Swiss velo vignette, which is required on all bicycles ridden by someone living in Switzerland, and costs 7 CHF, includes third party liability insurance. For more info, see the thread Velo Vignette: A few questions... and this post in the Cycling in Switzerland thread.
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Age - absolutely interested in some mountain biking. Have just moved into Lausanne so I'm no expert but I'll start exploring this weekend. Message me if you are still interested.

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