Mon 27 Jul 2009 22:46 BST
We had a few super-versatile journalists here to stay for one night only the other night. Stu Bowers and Hannah Reynolds from Cycling Weekly and Ben Smith from MBR, along with freelance photographer Rupert Fowler. They had all been out for the Megavalanche race in Alpe d'Huez (from the top of the glacier to the valley (including the snowy bits)) and had all done well there (and avoided serious injury) and were just tacking on a little "Road v MTB downhill" feature, using the Alpe d'Huez, les Deux Alpes and our local hill, the col d'Ornon.
These guys are some of the most versatile cyclists I know. Stu in particular competes nationally on a XC mountain bike and a cyclocross bike, did a 7 hour Marmotte time last year and is also happy lining up for downhill races like the Megavalanche!
The challenge was to race a road bike (on the road of course), ridden by Stu, against a downhill MTB (on trails). The feature will be in MBR at some point in the future. "Roo" got some great snaps (see panel) too.
We look forward to seeing them here again soon.