Video: How To Be A Mountain Biker In The City Jungle

May 12, 2014 at 11:30
May 12, 2014
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Piotrek Krajewski has been the rider in the Dartmoor-Bikes team from the very beginning of the brand. Started with the riding the first edition of Two6Player frame, then passing to Quinnie and now ending with brand new Cody in a Miami Vice painting finish. He is one of the most experienced dirt riders in Poland and this season is his 10th anniversary in the dirt jumping world. He was born in Warsaw - capital of Poland and his life is a perfect example that for mountain biking there are no limits. This is state of mind and if you love it - you can do what you love no matter how far away it is from the mountains.

Everything started for him at the Kazoora bike park at the suburbs of Warsaw. Maybe bike park is too much to say if you know how bike parks looks in Canada, USA or in Western Europe but for the very young Warsaw boys 10 years ago it was a place where they met together and built up with their own hands a place with the 4X track and a dirt jump spot. Kazoora is still his home spot now, and he is one of the main builders there together with Dirt It More crew. That place had the biggest impact on his riding style and progressing but this is not only about a place. It is first of all about his friends he met there - the first generation of dirt jumpers in Warsaw. Those are the friends who share with him the same passion for MTB freestyle riding.

Quote Ride Your Way for him is the style of his life, because if you are infected with an extreme kind of sporting activity for a long time, your whole life is focused around this passion. That is what have happened to him - ten years of riding changed his attitude to the world and the way of percepting the reality surrounding him. It is the idea of being different from the crowd and looking at things the other way - your own way. Some ideas may become impossible but it is still better to be creative and fail from time to time than to be just a regular one for the whole life.

Enjoy this episode and his understanding of #RideYourWay.

If you want to see previous episodes check them here at Pinkbike:

#RideYourWay - Remek Oleszkiewicz, How Does Your Bike Influence Your Life
#RideYourWay - Szymon Godziek, Life Of MTB Pro Rider



 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Kraja and his Cody Miami Vice - definitely stands out from the crowd


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Jan Kili ski - https www.facebook.com jan.kilinski.9

Warsaw Ochota train station roof platform is a good urban quarterpipe. Needed to be tested


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Urban flippin'


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Tailwhip stepdown


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

One of the most famous wallrides in Warsaw's City Center


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

At the end of the 4x track there is this 8m long table - perfect to be flipped


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Leading the crew for many years


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Kraja is a big fan of Warsaw football club - Legia


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Simple 360


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Leading the train with opposite tailwhip


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

Safety first


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

His signature superman seat grab


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Konrad Rucinski Badphoto - http facebook.com badphotobad

He loves the spirit of this city


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Piotrek Krajewski riding his Cody through the city jungle. Photo Bartek Wolinski - http wolisphoto.com

In the woods



Video by: ASF Studio
Music by: Smokey Joe & The Kid - Night Scene
Photos by: Konrad Rucinski Badphoto, Jan Kilinski and Bartek Wolinski
Supported by: Dirt It More

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29 Comments

  • + 14
 Works for Red Bull... already ahead of the game. I love seeing video's like this where people chase their passion regardless of their living situation and location. Makes me stoked and motivates me to push harder.
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  • + 6
 Actually I do not like dirt or street. But he gave the whole thing a spirit I didnĀ“t know about. He makes you (and even me) like to ride some dirt or street as well.
That guy knows what sport, freedom or the right way to live is about.
pay some respect to this man and make that vid vod Wink
  • + 0
 Actually I don't mind dirt or street but I hate when someone calls it mountain biking. The video is impressive but it has nothing to do with mountain biking. The main purpose of mountain biking is to get away from the dirty noisy city and enjoy the nature - and I don't see any mountains or nature in the video.
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  • + 4
 Really, really great video! Loved the chilled music and feel. The content may not be the craziest stuff on earth but it was very well put together and Piotrek has some really cool style Smile
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  • + 6
 This guy has some very wise words to say and it was a really good video
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  • + 3
 Sick riding. I say still get your economics degree. I wish it weren't so hard to see 10 years down the road.
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  • + 3
 Good video, I can tell this dude is a friend I haven't met yet.
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  • + 3
 Awesome video! Loved it! Beer
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  • + 2
 Did i just see evidence that a dirt jumper wears pads?
  • + 5
 Most of the locals do. Screwed up knees mean no riding
  • + 2
 I tore a gash out of my shins so now I never ride big things without pads
  • + 1
 I always did. 19 years old and my knees ache like no other.
  • + 1
 all of our knees will be buggered in no time but at least they will be free(ish) from scars
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  • + 2
 Awesome edit. It's true what is he talking about bikers lifestyle
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  • + 2
 ride your way. unfortunatly that means ride badly for me Frown
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  • + 1
 Makes you take an introspective look at your life and check your priorities.
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  • + 1
 Some great quotes, great riding and a decent tune in the background, great edit!
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  • + 2
 Very good video! True lifestyle!
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  • + 1
 Super sick great riding and concepts... Dig it!
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  • + 2
 AWESOME... !!!!
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  • + 1
 i like your edit style Dartmoor :]
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  • + 1
 great edit, great ride, great spots and friends!
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  • + 1
 Very cool edit, amazing dirt park close to the city!
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  • + 1
 may not be a how to but it is really good advice for life.
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  • + 1
 Great Great job!
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