It seems, every week, we are hearing about Josh Ibbett taking off to some remote and exotic destination to ride his bike. But this time around, it came with a bit of a twist. Our friends over at Global Cycling Network invited Josh to show them the ropes of bikepacking in a place quite possibly on every Bikepacker's bucket list - the Atlas Mountains.
Spanning the length of the African nation, the Atlas mountains run through Morocco and separate both the Atlantic and Mediterranian from the Sahara desert. To any bikepacker, this means endless desert tracks, high mountain riding, amazing cultures, and epic views.
Si Richardson accompanied Josh on the trip to get his first taste of proper touring. Once a former professional, this type of "touring" is very different from the "tour" he was used to. Along most of the way, a motorcycle with cameraman and emergency support vehicle accompanied the duo. However, they did manage to go beyond the car's and moto's abilities and ride across some pretty rough terrain - the perfect place for the SuperDura Dynamo Disc to shine, both literally and figuratively!
Wow... What a video. The pure spirit of cycling. I'm gonna cry.
Probably the best film GCN has made. Nice work Josh and Si, I'm looking forward to more in the series!
Greatest bikepacking video on YouTube so far! Kudos to both of you!