India Bike Adventure with Hans Rey, Richie Schley and Joscha Forstreuter

Feb 25, 2012 at 12:37
Feb 25, 2012
by Martin Hanisch  
 
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Hans Rey, Richie Schley, and Joscha Forstreuter travelled to the Indian Himalayas. Their goal: to reach the mysterious Roopkund Lake, a glacial lake in the Uttarakhand region, famous for hundreds of ancient human skeletons at its bottom, and to ride down a sheer endless technical downhill over 3,500m/ 11'000ft vertical on trails that nobody has ever ridden before.

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 Looks like Adidas is trying to make a presence for themselves in the mountain bike scene since their purchase of FiveTen.
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 I feel ways about that for some reason.
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 Adidas is really trying to push themselves in the extreme sport scene in general to be honest. They are supporting a lot od rock climbers too that i know of and they are creating some new gear that looks like its trying to rival some of the more famous brands like mammut, arcteryx, patagonia and so on
  • + 4
 Hey, more companies, more competition, better products at better prices. Particularly if you look at a company that's got enough clout behind it to push prices down.
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 and it's trying in a big, and excellent way!
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 Actually Adidas has been an sponsor of Hans Rey since several years ago.
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 look at that skull n shit
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  • + 11
 Really really cool. It's just a reminder of how amazing our world is.
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 So Adidas get 3 great riders to go all the way to India and then trek into the Himalayas. They film in some amazing never before ridden locations and get some great shots...and then use THAT music (synonymous with the Lloyds TSB bank adverts here in the UK) and trash a lot of the amazing shots by using constant sped-up footage and terrible jump cuts. Seriously, I was hoping for better than that...could have been produced a lot better IMHO.
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 Agreed. It's always cool to see some faraway places but I felt like I needed to have ADD to watch that video. Nothing stayed more than 2 seconds.
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 would have enjoyed seeing some riding and not a series of tiny clips of it. That kinda messed with the sense of time passing and the continuity. Plus all the sped up sky shots got a bit much. Looks like a great ride though. Hans 'no way' Rey is a legend.
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 Totally agree. Some amazing shots but the editing and music made me turn it off after about a minute.
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 So three mountain biking legends take an EPIC trip to one of the most awe inspiring places on the planet and all you have to show for it is a 3 minute video? I hope this is a teaser for a soon-to-be-released full-length film. Nice vid though.
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 Dunno about everyone else, but I thought the video as a whole was great. Certainly had a mysterious feel, coupled with the music. Sure, the sped-up sky shots were a little repetitive, but that didn't ruin the video. Really you could take anything in this video and criticize it but why not just say "yeah that was a cool video!" and move on? It IS a cool video....
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 So sick.. I was riding in Uttarakhand last year and it's an amazing little corner of the world blessed with some truly epic and rideable trails. Getting up to 5000m is another level though!! Awesome video - makes me want to head back there right now!! Hoping they put together an article on this trip!
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 have been to India 4Xs and recall riding a 'Mt. Bike' on the outskirts of the Thar desert in Rajastan - it was built like a tank - an Indian loaner Version of a Mt. Bike and it weighed about 50 lbs ! i returned it and walked everywhere after that :-) Awesome Video and brings back memories - thank you.
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 There is a resort called Gulmarg, in Kashmir. Gondola to 4000m. So many raw trails. Also the Rhotang pass in Himachal Pradesh has a number of sweet lines down to 2000m, The Kullu valley is super cool too. We will be back out there this summer, it is gonna be wild again - come join us. PM me for info!
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 Oh and no walking up hill - Van/Gondola/Heli access! Fresh and raw.
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 Hans No Way Rey!!!!!!
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 I was in India a few weeks ago, I'm not surprised they didn't record any footage of them riding around the urban areas. They would have been killed for sure. I'd love to see the rural parts.
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 Oilllderzzzz... great!! looking forward to see the whole movie! was nice to travel and work with you! great work from you and Rob! see you!! Hau rein!!
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 Is it just me, or does the music not go with the clip at all?
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 agree...it would have been more connected with local sound track of Tibetan ceremonial horns and even East Indian Sarangi or Esraj [ bowed instruments with a very haunting natural reverb ]
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 there was riding in that clip ..... really would have liked more bikes less scenery,, and yeah a Lloyds train going by would have made it
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 you guys can read the article on the trip in MTBMAGINDIA... www.mtbmagindia.com ..
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 Awesome adventure in India! Hans Rey is a legend!
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 check out the story of the Roopkund Trails with Hans, Richie and joscha on MTBMAGINDIA.. www.mtbmagindia.com Big Grin
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 SONG: Lloyds Tsb Advert Sick Dubstep Remix
www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8mgAoPkDMw
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 Extreme Lloyds TSB advert! Weird to see the son in such a different way
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 what english person wouldnt think that i dont know if they use it all over the world
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 yeah i don't know the ad. neat song but I can imagine hearing it too many times.
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 Nice work Martin! it was a pleasure meeting you in India!
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 That could have been really good, but there wasn't enough riding and the music was shit.
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 Next up - Ride from Everest Basecamp! Great video, awesome scenery!
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 K2..all the way!!!!
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 pretty cool video, but i must agree with some of the guys - music was really annoying.
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 Really nice video and unique editing. Good job!
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 Those skulls remind me of cambodia.... Some great shots of trail riding....
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 That's the outdoors at its finest! That woulda been a sweet experience!
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 What an awesome adventure that must of been!! 11,000 foot vertical DH? Wow!
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 very good angles and filming techniques Wink
vod!
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 that was a good video of clouds rolling over mountains, i think i even caught a glimpse of a bike
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 Oh and no walking up hill - Van/Gondola/Heli access :
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 0:16, what's the trail called again...? Wink
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 now I feel wanderlust, thanks Frown
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 16 seconds hahahahahahahaha!
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 it is...... A SKULL!!!! p.s. music was tripay!
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 i liked the reaction of the chick at 2:55
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 yes yes yes yes yes !!! Sooo sick !!!
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 what a song??musician__??
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 Sounds like Austra.
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 anyone know the song?
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 Joscha sweeeet!
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 Awesome footage there. Please re-edit without the ADD the terrible music.
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 Wow, That Song Was Annoying!
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 It's cool to be Hans Rey
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