Lezyne sponsored rider Jordi Bago took quite the trip to Pamporovo in southern Bulgaria to explore and ride some of the great terrain for enduro riding there, with his new Saracen Ariel 15x bike. Velo Park Pamporovo was his destination, and it looks like it was nothing short of extraordinary.
“We rode with a new friend, one of the best enduro riders from Bulgaria, Dobrimir from Bike Venture. We checked our bikes and got ready to ride the Red line – Malina trail.
“We came up with the lift to the top of the mountain for take the first enduro trail here in Pamporovo with lot of roots and wet zones! There was some step rock gardens that tested our skills, after that is a really flowy part with turns on really nice wood berms with a good view. We cross a fire road and keep riding the trail to a flat part with many lines to get to the low part of the ski station. We get ready for the upcoming fast zone with many natural berms and some rocks that will take us down to some really fast jumps till we get down to lift area! We take the same lift up to go take some other trails in the red line with some little wall rides and jumps!”
Danny MacAskill Gets Some Action at the Playboy Mansion
The famous Playboy Mansion got a visit from our sponsored rider Danny MacAskill recently, giving cycling fans (amongst others) a glimpse of the notorious landmark in a whole different light. Who knew the place could also be a playground for freestyle cycling? Watch Danny do what he does best, with the admiration of a few Bunnies who are cheering him on…
Read the entire article and exclusive interview by Red Bull here.
Lezyne’s own Angie Hohenwarter takes to Taichung, Taiwan in this first episode of ASIAVENTURE, courtesy of MTB Freeride.TV. Watch as Angie visits the Lezyne Taiwan factory for the first time, ride the rugged local trails of Taichung, and visits the night market with the Lezyne crew to try some… interesting treats.
This episode is just the first of many to come of Angie Hohenwarters Asiaventure! Follow Angie as she travels through Asia, riding the different trails and creating her own adventure! Lezyne was proud to have Angie visit our modern Taiwan factory and travel with us through the beautiful city of Taichung.
Jordi Bago recently returned from a collarbone injury to compete for the Bike Cup 2014 uci C1 race in Bulgaria! Finishing a promising 11th place was a good sign at his recovery, we know he wants to get the most that he can from every race!
Jordi has also decided to put on 2 days of training camps! The Downhill Training camp, hosted by Jordi and Bike House, will be available to 15 riders per day and will be happening June 28th – June 29th. We commend Jordi for wanting to help some fellow riders improve their races by teaching them the ways of how to be an expert downhill rider!
‘This is why you do it, and this is why you’re here.’
This is the mantra I repeat to myself, three times over, on the start line every time I race. When the adrenalin and the tension reach fever pitch, I grab hold of my nerves, close my eyes and rest them on my forearms.
‘This is why you do it. And this is why you’re here.’
Three times, every time.
I say it to remind myself that, despite the fear, I love this.
The fear doesn’t come from being afraid of crashing. That’s happened too many times already. It comes with the job.
No, the fear comes from knowing the pain I am about to put myself though, from knowing that no matter how good my last result was, it means nothing now.
You take your wheel to the edge of the precipice and you look over the lip. Every time. When the hammer drops you have a choice, to let the wheel in front of you go…
If you let it go you have become broken. If, when the final push comes and the chance is there to break them and you let that pass, you have lost. It doesn’t matter where the finish line is or where you’ll be placed when you cross it, because you aren’t going to be first.
If you’ve already lost in your mind, you’re lost for good.
Lezyne ambassador Hannes Klausner was recently featured in a two full page story for his antics in Exploring the Unknown. The story was ran in Austria’s biggest daily Newspaper “Kronenzeitung” Sunday issue. 1.5 Million issues were distributed that weekend, an amazing achievement for Klausner!
Lezyne ambassador Hannes Klausner takes to the island of Sao Vicente to take on the trails that no mountain bike has conquered before. Traveling 640 Km off of the coast of Africa, Sao Vicente offered some fresh trails just waiting to be tackled.
“For me the idea of exploring the unknown was to come to this place, no expectations at all and just see what we have. At the end we were the first to explore the mountains in this area with a bike and although it was very difficult due to the windy conditions was a great experience for new places to ride, new and friendly people with a totally different way of living.” – Hannes Klausner
An amazing video of our very own Danny MacAskill riding the ghost-town of Epecuén, Argentina. In this Red Bull production, Danny teams up with long time collaborator Dave Sowerby to bring trials riding to explore the forgotten town. Eerily beautiful scenery mixed with talented street trials riding makes for an epic watch.
The Riding Addiction Team recently found some success in the Cairns World Cup in South Africa. The team gives a report of the event in their own words:
“The 2014 UCI World Cup has kicked off 3 weeks ago in South Africa. The team was really excited to start this new season. Myriam, Rémi, Cam, Thibaut and Gaëtan were motivated to have a good launch into this new season.
It’s always good to be back in South Africa, great atmosphere, wonderful landscapes, even if the track is not the most adored one : Everyone knew it would be one of the most physically demanding track of the season and this year track builders built some interesting new features to make it more technically. Adding this, dry and dusty conditions, it resulted a pretty tricky combo.
Myriam offered us the best surprise, usually not at her best on this track, she managed to get a really good 4th place. Cam was in the pace too with a promising 12th place, he had a clean run but admit with more confidence he could have been faster. Rémi had a really good top part split, which ranked him 6th, but he lost a lot in the pedaling section, he ended up 20th. Thibaut was further in the ranking with the 45th spot, disappointed with his run which missed a lot of rhythm. Gaëtan had a good come back in the top 80 with a 67th place, 1 month and half only after his collarbone surgery.”