A Cyclist’s Journey – Fabulous Outdoors @fabulousport

People often ask why we ride ..what is it about cycling that at a first look, it seems just a painful long term agony on a bicycle to get nowhere..or something like that. The fact is, it’s hard to explain. At first, it can feel quite daunting, but with patience, it becomes easier and you feel satisfied and proud of what you’ve achieved so far. After your ride, a refreshing shower, a cool drink and a bite to eat and you suddenly feel invigorated and alive, as long as you haven’t done too much of course.

Little by little, your body will do all the adjustments needed to make you perform better, stay out for longer rides and be willing to do more of it. In this short clip, I wanted to pass on some of the feelings, the sounds and the landscapes of a cyclist’s journey. It’s a short clip, part of a bigger documentary project, coming out in future episodes.

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Val Senales Schnalstal Glacier Skiing November Ski & Snow Conditions

Val Senales, also called Schnalstal, is a side valley of the Vinschgau in the autonomous province of South Tyrol, Italy. The valley belongs almost in its entirety to the municipality of Schnals, while small parts in the entrance area lie in Naturns und Kastelbell-Tschars.
The Vernagt-Stausee reservoir is located in the valley. Braunes Bergschaf, a rare breed of domesticated sheep, is raised there.
In 1991, Ötzi, a well-preserved natural mummy from about 3300 BC, was found in the nearby Schnalstal glacier.
Skiing at the Val Senales Glacier is equally suitable for children and families as well as professionals.

For decades, the Hochjochferner glacier has been a training center for world-class athletes in both Alpine and cross-country skiing. Enthusiasts of ski touring will find ideal snow conditions, and cross-country skiers will be drawn to panoramic high altitude trails. Food lovers have a choice of five different mountain restaurants offering delicious traditional mountain dishes on sunny terraces.

The ski area offers a complete range of services, including a ski depot, ski rental, skiing lessons, hotels, and camping sites right next to the slopes. Thanks to the varied ticket options available at the Val Senales Glacier in South Tyrol, every visitor will find an offer to suit their budget and needs.
If you require any more information about it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Chiesetta di Maso Corto Val Senales Schnalstal Trentino Alto Adige Italy

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CYCLING in NO MATTER WHAT – @fabulousport

Cycling no matter what.. regardless of the weather, the rain and the cold.
The “problem” of cycling is that it’s quite addictive.. the more you do it, the more you feel like doing it.. so even if you are a fair weather rider like myself, eventually the need to go out on your bike becomes stronger than the lazy part of yourself, trying to find any excuse to stay in and relax on the couch, in front of the TV.
I make these type of videos with the aim to encourage people to get out more, to go outdoors and enjoy outdoor activities. If you are a fan of football, rugby or a favourite tv program, you can always record it and watch it when you come back after your outdoor activity. I know it may not be the same as watching it live, but as long as you don’t hear about the score of the match..it’ll still be exciting to watch, or find the time to get outdoors before or after!!
My wife Emma, here in the video, never cycled before we met, so if anyone’s interested in this topic, I’ll produce a video explaining how I got her to this level of cycling, so that we can enjoy doing outdoor activities together as a couple. Some people maybe prefer keeping their own hobbies or sports for themselves, or maybe they’ve tried to teach their partners without success, so I’ll explain ang give a few tips in how to get your partner into cycling, learning from the beginning, first easy rides, up to a good level of skills and fitness that enables enjoying great days out on a bicycle.
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Fabulous Outdoors listed amongst the Top Outdoor Blogs of 2017

It’s a pleasure to have been listed amongst the “Top Outdoor Blogs You Can Read For Inspiration in 2017” in TheSmartLad.com by it’s author Shawn Michael.

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“Being an avid adventurer, I tramped through various outdoor blogs to discover some exciting content and to get to the best outdoor blogs listed here.
If you are an adventure lover and keep up with various outdoor blogs, then you’re at the right place. I’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of “Best Outdoor Blogs” that are worth-following. Read till the end and get new ideas to spice up your adventurous life.
All blogs listed here are arranged in no specific order. I am a fan of all of them.”

Many thanks to Michael for including Fabulous Outdoors in this list here: Best Outdoor Blogs by TheSmartLad.com

Fabulous Outdoors aim to inspire and encourage people to be more active, to get out more and to enjoy life outdoors amongst nature.

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The Mountain Wildlife of the Gran Paradiso National Park – #FabulousOutdoors

Wildlife Documentary filmed at the Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso – Grand Paradis National Park – Fabulous Outdoor Photography
Footage of the wild animals living in the mountains, including mountain goats, alpine ibex, marmots, deer..

Alpine Ibex at sunset in the Gran Paradiso National Pak - Fabulous Outdoors

In the month of May, when the seasons are transitioning and the snow is slowly melting away, the mountains come alive. Some of these animals have been sleeping for most of the winter, like the marmots, and start foraging for food. The alpine ibex and the mountain goats begin to moult, which is why you'll often see them scratching their fur with their horns or rubbing against trees or rocks.

Visiting the Gran Paradiso National Park is a great opportunity not only to go for a beautiful mountain hike, but also for the amazing encounters with this lovely wild creatures.

A Marmot Peeping Out Of Its Hole in the Gran Paradiso National Park - Fabulous Outdoors

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A summer day in Bozel with Helicopter flights – Fabulous Outdoors

A Summer Day in Bozel Plage with Helicopter Flights.
Bozel is a village in the Tarentaise, Rhone Alpes, Savoie department of France. Situated in the valley of the Vanoise National Park, it's surrounded by beautiful mountains, ski resorts, hiking and mountain biking trails, quite a few lakes ..a great area for outdoor activities all year round.

Bozel Plage - The lake of the mountain village of Bozel in the Tarentaise, Rhone Alpes, Savoie region of France. Fabulous Outdoors

In this particular occasion, a helicopter company, Jet Systems Helicopters, have given the chance for people to have a first flying experience.


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Office de Tourisme de Bozel: http://www.ot-bozel.com

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Wahoo Elemnt Cycling GPS Computer Test Review

After numerous frustrating attempts to connect my old Garmin Edge to the Garmin Connect website, I was after a different bike computer that provided a similar amount of data and functions. I was then recommended to take a look at the Wahoo products, and here’s my first thoughts on the Elemnt computer bundle.

I’m not particularly a fan of the unboxing reviews, but this time I was pleasantly surprised on the packaging design and descriptions.


The package unfolds giving you a quick idea on all the functions and the different screen displays that you can then customise, but more about that later.

The box opens like a drawer where the device rests firmly inside a molded cover.

Once the cover is removed, you’ll find the “Quick Start Guide” booklet that basically tells you to download the App and to synchronise it with your smartphone.
In the bundle package, you’ll have the cadence sensor, the heart rate monitor belt, a speed sensor, different bike handlebars mounts, and the charging cable that I was very pleased to see is a commonly used micro-USB rather than a original different one that I’ll end up losing or forgetting at home when needed.

It’s interesting to see how nowadays there seems to be less informational booklets, but instead the manufacturers send you to either a website page, a video or a phone app like in this case.
Most of the settings, syncing and connecting has to be made via the mobile app, which is surprisingly easy and straight forward.

I like the fact that you can have as much or as little information on your screen. With a simple click on the button on the right, as shown in the photo above, you can zoom in or out, and by doing so the display shows more or less information to read as you cycle.
Another thing that attracted my curiosity in the Elemnt, is that it connects and it syncs with most devices, apps and training tools you might want to use either from now or eventually at a later time in the future such as Strava, RideWithGps,

I’ve chosen to start by reviewing the Elemnt prior to the newer Elemnt Bolt as it’s slightly bigger, so for navigation purposes as a tour guide, it’s an advantage over the smaller one. It comes with 3 different mounts, so it can be mounted on the handlebar stem or in front of it, whichever way suits your preference.

Anyway, it’s now time to go and test it on the road.

See my review on STRAVA:

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