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Portugese Road trip

James Stock is still road tripping round Europe. Here is his latest installment from Portugal.

I’ve been away for a while now and am definitely in the groove of things over here, it’s a pretty relaxed scene but everyone is really keen to ride and all the races attract a lot of riders. The last couple of races we’ve been to have been cool starting with this street race, it was in the city of Gaia which was unbelievable, it was my first street race but found it so good.

Me, Bond and Fester all entered and got straight hucking and neck slapping right away! The course was wicked with two double stair sets right out the gate, twisty cobbled street sections and wooden doubles over cars, these were funny as it was possible to tyre bonk the roof leaving the dealership owner looking stoked. Race pits were in the centre of the city and people were everywhere producing big crowds for the race who were really excited to see people crash down the long stair sets and do jumps over their heads. At night we headed up to Portugal’s highest ski resort, there wasn’t heaps of snow but it was a different world compared to down the bottom, we got some mean off roading and drifting on the snow, almost getting it stuck a few times being super determined to get up snowy banks, I fell off a snowy roof and Bond went sunbathing asking the snow plow driver where the beach was in his boxers and aviators. Time to move on I think!

Read the full story on his dirt blog here.

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