MOUNTAIN BIKING IN UBUD

Our friends Vito + Maria were in Ubud on a workaway gig (the great site I used to work in Naples) and Adri, the owner of Black Rose (you become quite good friends with restaurant owners when you constantly eat at their establishment) moonlights as a mountain bike tour leader, so a bunch of us from DiKubu visited Ubud for a little mountain biking adventure. 

 Julian, George, Chris, Pauline, Vito, Maria, myself and Adri halfway through our ride. 

Julian, George, Chris, Pauline, Vito, Maria, myself and Adri halfway through our ride. 

 The view from the hostel. 

The view from the hostel. 

 Maria

Maria

 George

George

 Adri, our fearless leader. 

Adri, our fearless leader. 

Ubud-Rice-Paddies
Mountain-Biking-Group
Ubud-Road
 Vito and Pauline in the background, Adri cheering them on. 

Vito and Pauline in the background, Adri cheering them on. 

Adri-Bike
Chris-George-Ubud
Ubud-biking
Ubud-Mountain-Biking
Hostel-Rama-Sita

We rode up steep hills and through peaceful rice paddies, ate at Clear Cafe and stayed at Hostel Rama Sita where Vito and Maria were working (the very talented Vito is also the newest editor at EditMate!). I was a little nervous beforehand as I'm pretty useless on a bike but I whizzed around without much trouble while Scott showed off with his jumps and tricks. It was sunny and hot and sweaty and a great couple of days in Ubud.