This was an unusual monday. I was on an assignment to lead a bike photography/videography class during a weekend of city downhill racing in Veliko Tarnovo – a town full of stairs and history. It is the old capital of Bulgaria and carries its royal legacy with spirit and pride. It had not yet recovered from the mayhem of the official event when I found myself starting the week in the company of world famous bike rider Blake Samson and an entire production crew. It turns out Tarnovo is one hell of a playground for bikes!