Riding Oaxacas Millenial Singletrack with Trail Quest

27 de Julio de 2016
Mexico is a real paradise for MTB enthusiasts, with perfect riding conditions year round, and Oaxaca is it's crown jewel.  In the middle of "winter", the Bike Logistics/Transition Bikes team went on a roadtrip with Bici y Montaña to ride Oaxaca's millenial singletrack, and this photo edit documents their lifestyle.
 
Oaxaca photo journal - Oaxaca is located 5 and half hours south of Mexico City, and the trip down there is breathtaking.
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 

Sometimes life's unplanned events lead to precious moments that otherwise we would have missed, running out of gas in the middle of nowhere doesn't always turn out badly, not with these sunsets. Having the right company at the right moment definitely helps, too.
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 

Life in the high Northern Oaxacan Sierra is pretty much as mellow and magical as it can be. Days start with mystical fog and end with beautiful sunsets. Nights full of stars, friends and beers make for perfect, unforgettable moments. Knowing that there is a day full of riding ahead, is just the cherry on top of the cake.
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 

Oaxaca is all about colours and textures, be it in the food or in the trails, Oaxaca has one of the most varied cuisine in all Mexico. You can find all type of terrain conditions in one single ride.
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 

The trails in Oaxaca are mainly millenial singletracks, used hundreds of years ago by prehispanic civilizations to connect ancient towns. Nowadays they're raw, natural, breathtaking singletrack trails, and definitely some of the best we've ridden. 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 

The terrain and climate variation in Oaxaca's trails are truly amazing, most of them starting high in the Sierra's forest, and descending into the arid valleys surrounding Oaxaca.
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 

There are very few things better than popping some post-ride cold beers with your bro's in a "tiendita", Mexico's traditional little town stores. Maybe one of those few better things is realizing that that this is our way of life, our lifestyle. 
 
Living the dream Mexican lifestyle story images
 
© Roberto Del Río