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#GOINGPLACES – XPDTN3 RIDING THE ASHES OF ETNA

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In the unsettled month of November, a four man XPDTN3 team headed for the island booted to sea by Italy for three days of exploring off-road trails, gravel tracks and scenic country roads – a veritable foreign invasion of Sicily. With a plan to spend the days riding around the mountain, Europe’s most active volcano, putting their 3T Exploro’s to good use on the off roads, the team head out with hope of taking a peek into the crater … if weather permits.

 

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The 3T Exploro bikes travel safe in the Scicon AeroComfort Bike Travel Bags

All week we have been refreshing our weather updates for our 3 day trip to Sicily. Unfortunately it never changed: rain, rain, rain. All prepared for what would come. More fear for the weather than for Mt. Etna. But fear for both is warranted to go up 3.330 m to the top of the Etna, Europe’s most active Volcano.

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SETTING A STUNNING SCENE, A FULL RAINBOW SITS OVER MOUNT ETNA 

Beautiful scenes, and although there was a lot of heavy rain, no one was complaining or even bothered about the weather because this beautiful landscapes gave us back so much more…

 

 

The XPDTN3 Team explorers use custom AeroComfort 3.0 TSA bike bags with thru-axle mounts to keep their bikes safe on their travels. #BringYourBike

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Words by Kim Van Dijk, video and photography by Marc Gasch

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