Following the Horsemen Jun 19, 2017

This looks incredible!

“There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac – or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name – rode a 180 Kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.”

  • Willowisp

    A cracking vid. Loving how the old and the new are blended together.

    Was lucky enough to spend a couple of days Run/Hike in Lesotho a few years back and its a fascinating place and one I will definitely have to get back to at some stage.

  • AdamBike99

    Wow. That was unexpected and super heartfelt. Yeah, you’ve got these two rippers getting aggro on some never-before-mtb’d trails, but it’s the backstory that makes this so incredible. Their Chief! Sharing. Love. Coming together. Why is this not the common thread in our world???

    And I always love Claudio. That guy is a gem!

  • Thanks for the share! This showcases such what I love about the country. Any chance you interested in joining us on this trip some time?