Wednesday, January 19th, 2022


The Giant team describe me as Brad Tarantino, but I suspect some sarcasm may be attached to the label :-)  Given that all my expedition trips have been solo, there is basically little else to do but write diary entries (click on Touring for detailed trip reports), take photos and shoot video. The vids range from mini travelogues (Tibet and The Stans) to helmet cam footage (road and mountain).


Think of Bali and surf, not singletrack comes to mind. That changed on a recent trip to the island with my wife Sarah. Using Ubud as our base – and steering well clear of Kuta and the  crowded southern beaches – I was able to take in four days of a great riding with guide extraordinaire `Ketut’. The riding was fast, spectacular and mountainous, with volcanoes in every direction.