The road trip this summer was based around Paul racing the 200km Salzkammergut trophy in Austria on his iO single speed. Paul's report on the race that was the focus of the trip is already on the site (filed under 'Team'), the XXC Magazine report of the event is on www.xxcmag.com eMag issue 4 - this event and Paul's choice of bike really is extreme XC. There's giving yourself every chance to win, and there's the other approach - making it a personal challenge to do more with less. I like that ethic. His steel single speed with rigid forks was a mile away from the long stem, narrow bar set-ups on carbon race hardtails that most riders in the 200km category were riding, 'good work' to Paul in showing them how to ride the tricky stuff and stick out the filthy conditions on a very British bike!