Your morning won’t know what’s hit it with this rippa of an edit from Commencal featuring riders Kyle Strait and Pierre-Edouard Ferry, or ‘PEF’ to his mates. These boys were sending it big time in EVO Bike Park with some great hucks and whips before moving over to Black Earth for some more stylish riding. Break out the beers and enjoy this one.

What better way to unwind from a wet and dirty Crankworx Les Gets? A road trip with old friends!

Kyle & PEF understand that the secret of a good road trip depends on the buddies you chose to embark on the trip with and to ride with. A new cast was made up of Kyle Strait, Pierre-Edouard Ferry, videographer Leon Perrin and photographer JB Liautard. The choice of spots was easy. The EVO Bike Park and ‘Black Earth’ were obvious.

The ‘Black Earth’ landscape is a theatre of play, now almost part of mountain bike history, and it was time for Kyle to discover the Maritimes Alps with a very Southern French feel. Alongside this was the discovery of EVO Bike Park and meeting local riders resulted in story swapping and finding a hunting and fishing shop in Digne with a private clay pigeon shoot. Kyle loves shotguns, even if the recoil did cause some bruising…

The highlight of this trip was undoubtedly the sunrise at ‘Black Earth,’ it’s a legendary place. It was here where these two friends showed why they are and will remain examples of style and fluidity.

To complete the week, PEF invited the whole team for a good stopover in Lyon. Kyle discovered the gastronomy of a traditional Lyon sausage dish, ‘d’andouillettes’ and other pork dishes, all washed down with fine Côtes du Rhone wines. All just a few hours before taking the plane back…

Tue 26th Jul, 2016 @ 9:30 am

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