Dienstag, 9. März 2010

Playin´ in the woods

For the first time I experimented with a video,
filming myself with my small Sony camera.
The name speaks for itself: some playing around with fallen trees!

Donnerstag, 4. März 2010

Pics of 2009

2009 I really did a lot of biking, several summits could be done for the first time.
This is a short excerpt of it.
For the small photos: click to enlarge.
Thanks to the photographer!

Dienstag, 2. März 2010

Silly Lines

Why "Silly Lines"?
I came up with the name after some riding with friends, where I always tried to make the
trail more difficult by choosing not the smooth line, instead riding over all obstacles on or beside the trail.
Now "silly lines" is a synonym for playing around with my bike and the trail.


A Banshee Rune V2 X-Large size, with Fox Float X .
Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik Coil Uturn 160 mm
SLX Brakes, rest is XT.
Chris King rear hub with Notubes Flow Ex Rim.
Hope front hub with Atomz trial rim.

Apperal: Endura
As you can see on my photos, I wear mostly a Hummvee baggy and Baa Baa Merino shirts.
Helium or Adrenaline Jacket.
Protection: Singletrack lite gloves and knee protector.
Eyewear: Endura Gabbro glasses with photocromic lens.


About me

It all started a long time ago, together with my father I bought one of the first MTB´s that were sold here in Austria (RWC, 1984).
I was racing XC, later I mounted a DH bar on my XC bike, then a Fullsuspension bike, the tires got wider
and the bikes heavier ...
More & more being fast became less important. The aim was not training to get as quick as possible,
just playing around with the bike became crucial, often doing some basic trial moves.
So for me it was a natural evolution to ride difficult trails trying not to put my foot down on the ground. It´s a kind of downhill-trial.
As I progressed in my riding techniques I was able to ride mountains
that were reserved to mountaineers before.

One of the big reasons why I enjoy biking so much is the great outdoor experience.

Biking is not only a hobby for me: since several years I work in a bikeshop.