September 2018

September 2018, a group of elite mountain bikers took on a 400km trail ride in the Peruvian Andes.
Away from the beaten path, the group experienced some of the very first descents on a mountain bike.

15,000 ft, no trail, no oxygen, no problem for these aging athletes.
It was an absolute honour to spend two weeks with these fine people.
I have gained experience that will be hard to top and managed not to make an ass of myself in their presence.
I wan to thank

@obessionbikes for always pushing me to be a better person.
@elladee17 for being the absolute best travel partner.
@j33proad for all the behaviour correcting meds.
@bcbrace for showing the importance of honesty and being super funny.
@dirtdropout for remembering to stop and take a moment to share a drink in the craziest of conditions.
@joemurray for being an absolute legend and giving me the opportunity to learn from him.
I hope my photography will do justice to this group and of it doesn´t we´ll just have to go back and do it all over again

Deniz Merdano Gullari
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