Video: No(R)Way

Feb 3, 2014
by Tobias Woggon  
Views: 58,693    Faves: 229    Comments: 16


Early in 2013 when I escaped the cold German winter, I met with Hans Rey for coffee and some rides in Laguna Beach, California where we came up with our plans to visit a little known island group above the Arctic Circle in Norway. The Lofoten Islands are well known to fishermen and hikers, but are also a secret destination for off-piste skiing. Hans and myself were intrigued to sample the technical and steep hiking trails and explore this Northern country and its biking scene - should there even be one. After seeing some breathtaking images on the internet, we were sold on the idea and destination - we made plans in-between our busy summer season, enduro races and bike events and met there in August of last year.

Riding on the Lofoten islands is not just steep and technical. Around the Leknes area in the middle of the Island are some local flow trails and manbuild DH Tracks.

This place was pure, untouched and very special indeed - the beauty of this landscape was amazing and so were the trails. We were based in the small fishing village of Reine, from there we explored the islands, its mountains, valleys, people and its history that goes way beyond the Vikings.


Our team was completed by photographer Manfred Stromberg and videographer Johannes Riegraf.




50 Comments

  • + 39
 It's so rad that No Way Ray is still with GT after all these years. Nice to see dedication go both ways.
  • + 15
 Haha yeah Hansy is the best. Super positive dude. Maybe Zink should shadow him for a while & take some notes.
  • + 6
 holy crap some of the best cinemetography I've ever seen in a bike video. amazing filming and riding!
  • + 25
 If you don't think Rey is a legend I'm gonna find you and slap you.
  • + 8
 Great short movie! Hans Rey is an inspiration to anyone who questions how long in this life we will be able to mountain bike.
  • + 1
 TY for this. Don't think I'd seen it yet.
  • + 6
 Norway has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I have always wanted to visit there. Now I have 1 more reason!! Thanks for posting this incredible video!
  • + 3
 Anyone who can should visit Lofoten atleast once, best piece of Norway! Sun never drops in the summer so weather windows can de used at anytime. If climbing, fishing or surfing is of interest there is lots of that too, although best waves happen in the winter so surfing is a local winter sport of sorts...
  • + 7
 very nice, great adventure riding & exploring vibe
  • + 3
 Wow, if I went there to ride I don't think I would leave. What an incredible place. That was a very cool and very well shot vid.
  • + 2
 guys !! whats the fork Tobias is using ?? Have u noticed how it keeps its travel comparing to Hans fox ? It look like such performer, not diving in all the time like Fox/RS - does anybody know its brand ? thx
  • + 1
 I checked Suntour website but I couldnt find exact match Frown
  • + 3
 theyre suntour durolux's
  • + 1
 A 29" Durolux? Or is Tobias not riding a 29" TF01? Something is hiding in plain sight.
  • + 4
 If Hans Rey says something is unrideable... its unrideable!
  • + 3
 Whenever someone on a ride stops to determine if a feature is 'rideable', I usually say "Danny Macaskill rode across a chain and an iron fenceā€¦it's all rideable, maybe just not by you."
  • + 3
 "I came here to take the R out of Norway, that's exactly what we did."
-Hans NoWay Rey
  • + 4
 That last shot, OTB, looks like his bike is going to fly into the sea.
  • + 1
 SCORPION!
  • + 1
 Great edit, sick trails, awesome riders and some nice songs. Damn good way to spend my break whilst studying for midterms lol.
  • + 1
 Incredible cinematography, perfectly framed shots. Is this where that one POD from last year came from that made it to the finals?

You down with OTB?
  • + 1
 It should be strictly prohibited to post such an awesome video in the middle of ducking, hate full winter. That island looks extraordinary!
  • + 1
 So how much do I have to pay to get the person who filmed this to do a video for me? Probably cost me an arm and both legs. haha
  • + 2
 At least the cost of the plane ticket.... so theres about 800 out the gate. Then room and food for everyday it takes. Then the actual video production charges. Maybe you could get a 2min clip for 5 grand or 7 grand? I have no clue but If you paid the dude 5000 up front you could get two or three days of filming and a 2 or 3 min video
  • + 1
 haha well I'd rather do it on my own then and spend that loot on a new bike Smile
  • + 3
 Ok, Norway is on my bucket list! Great edit and riding, well done!
  • + 3
 Gorgeous video and amazing looking terrain.
  • + 2
 thanks for video, its dream, very goodSmile
  • + 2
 anyone else want to go to Norway now? great video!
  • + 3
 Hans kicks ass
  • + 2
 is this enduro? (couldnt look away this was byutiful)
  • + 2
 ...And they got to stay in Cabin Frigg..!
  • + 1
 No way Ray! Ray says way.
  • + 1
 Absolutely fantastic! What a wonderful place on Earth...
  • + 1
 whats the song on 5.08 min ??!?!1
  • + 1
 Panama - Always
  • + 1
 NORWAY Y U SO EXPESIVE???77
  • + 1
 I would love to LIVE in Norway. Most beautiful place on planet Big Grin
  • + 1
 I waited 8 mins for good riding,,,,I saw Hans do 1 endo.
  • + 1
 long live bunny rabbit hansey
  • + 2
 Yes way! Fuking awesome
  • + 1
 Well now I want to ride D:!!!
  • + 1
 you want to ride D?
  • + 1
 It was a little face man !
  • + 1
 No way, Hans Rey, in Norway. Awesome title.
  • - 3
 straight away the guy says he comes from an enduro background and the other guy comes from a trials and it should make an interesting trip. so I he saying you realy can only go on to this place if you have theses skills ?
  • - 1
 seems like everyone is obsessed with (r) today
  • + 0
 (R)>[R]
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