Friday, October 3, 2008

Jungle Epic

Greetings from the rainforests of Malaysia!
A bunch of us hopped on our Runes and Pyre and ventured into the jungle for an overnight camping the other day.

We managed to get ourselves very lost and after hacking through leech and mosquito infested thick jungle undergrowth with our machetes (at the rate of 200meters per hour!) we decided to take a faster route which was to push our bikes along a river.

The i-glide polymer bushings on our bikes survived the river journey with flying colours!

Our bikes were also fully laden with camping gear and each weighed in at around 45lbs (not including the heavy backpacks we had on our backs). With the suspension dialled in to cope with the load, the Rune and Pyre still rode and climbed like a dream! They performed like true Enduro bikes, making the journey in and out less tiring for the riders.

Here are some pictures of our beasts of burden..

Happy ending: the Vegvesirs on the top tubes of our Runes got us safely out of the jungle in the end...

>photo album here<