By Ambassador Jakub Kocjan
There are several ways to experience mountain biking. The first, most common option is to precisely plan every detail of your holidays and limit changing locations to a minimum.
Unpacking and packing all of your stuff scattered around the hotel room only once during the whole stay – sounds convenient, doesn’t it? But as convenient as it may sound there is some risk involved in this kind of approach. What if the trails at chosen bikepark don’t meet your expectations? What in case of sudden weather break?
Well, hitting the road in RVs is becoming more and more popular alternative to “comfy” hotels these days. An alternative that might be a solution to problems mentioned above.
Just imagine invating your buddies to discuss things with. Firstly, decide what kind of riding you are most interested in. Flowy or techy, low-key trail center or overloaded bike park? As you wish Sir or Madame. Next, spot the weather window. It will certainly take some effort to be flexible, but trust me, if you get it right, you’ll remember it forever.
With freshly built jumplines in Austria, our idea was simple. Let’s have fun and hit classic Austrian bike parks such as the legendary Schladming, Leogang and some new ones (Petzen, Wexl and Slovaks Kalnica) on board in DIY camper van.
With the sunny weather forecast and no rain on horizon, we hit the road, Jack.
Arriving just around a golden hour at Petzen convinced us we made the right decision…
…still unaware of forthcoming back pain
Meet the guys behind the idea. From Left, Hubert the Srirarcha abuser and Jakub your average Joey.
Our home for the next two weeks. Good old Citron Jumper DIY converted by Hubert. Not bad view at all in the background.
It took us some time to get used to the overall speed of Hot Shots, but then it was a hell of a ride!
Meet our buddy Chajcu. He just drove all the way from Berlin to join us for the second part of our gypsy journey.
On 99 Jumpline you can ride slow and chill. Saying slow I mean… more hangtime. It is also more creative than Hotshots.
So which Hubert do you prefer?
Monster Jumpline trail builders made perfectly shaped take offs. Gracias Amigos!
Thank you for your time. Hope you experienced at least a fraction of fun we had.
See you soon on trails.