Feel Pink and Get Fat - Video

Mar 14, 2015 at 21:00
Mar 14, 2015
by Colin Stewart  
 
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Towards the end of last year I was looking to film something that was a bit different from just the straight mountain biking freeride action that I normally do. Elisabeth owns a café restaurant in a small village just South of Munich (Miesbach), which has a theme color of pink, and suggested the idea of filming some summit cooking. She’s passionate about cooking and, of course, after the filming I’d enjoy eating the food – I rarely get fed that well. We cycled up to the summit of a local hill, she cooked beef medallions “Filetpfandl”, I filmed it and she posted it a week later on her FB page. The feedback and hits were great, many people saw it and found it refreshingly different.

Feel Pink

In the same time period I also shot a fat bike test for FREERIDE magazine and it was a MAXX fat bike that was featured. I was so impressed with the bike I called Uwe at their factory in Rosenheim and asked if he had any interest in making a video. Clearly he had and, after bouncing around a few ideas with different riders, he decided he wanted something different, not necessarily the usual freeride video but, instead, something showing more the lifestyle and usage of a fat bike. Impressed by Elisabeth’s café, and the pink color scheme, he offered to make a bespoke fat bike for her in pink with her logos. We asked a tyre company if they would like to co-sponsor the video but they declined, replying that the fat bike scene is not really taking off and they already have so many requests to make fat bike videos that it’s tedious. Strange. However, surfing around on the internet days later, Elisabeth spotted the pink tyres made by VEE Tire Co., so we sourced these to use in the video. We based the buying decision on color rather than anything else to do with air pressures, widths, floatation and traction.

Feel Pink

Uwe sourced all the parts, including a Rohloff that he powder coated pink just for fun, and invited us down to the factory for an afternoon to witness the build and to capture some video and pics. His company offers all kinds of color schemes for frames, so why not do the Rohloff in the same color as the frame would be? It was very interesting to start off with the raw frame (“Jagamoasta” hard tail ) and see how the powder coating, logo overlay and glazing are done. While the frame was in the oven (glazing) we met the best wheel builder in Bavaria (the second one I have met, there’s also one in Munich), and saw how the fat wheels were put together. Once the pink tyres were pumped up we really knew that the whole build project and color scheme would really pop.

Feel Pink

Feel Pink

The freshly finished frame was presented shortly after and one of the other mechanics immediately went to work screwing on the components. It was one of the fastest and slickest builds I’d ever seen, and quite interesting watching how the belt drive was placed through the frame and the Rohloff setup. Lastly, a luggage carrier was bolted on and checked with a spirit level (I did wonder if this was an especially German thing). As the bike was finally taking shape many people in the factory were getting pretty excited, a crowd began to build in the workshop and even kids from a neighbouring crèche had their noses to the glass doors looking in with smiles. Elisabeth tried the bike for size, a couple of final adjustments were made and the bike was ready to roll.

Feel Pink

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The idea for the main video came from the summit cooking that we had previously done. This time, instead of meat, we thought it would be really cool to cook fish on a stick over a fire, also to link that up with “catching” the fish from a frozen lake. We have friends locally that run a fishery business so it was quite easy to source some amazing fish and the right sticks to use. A lake nearby was frozen enough to cut a hole for the fish to spring out into Elisabeth’s hands and, shortly afterwards, some cold beer also came up. How lucky we were fishing that morning, it was certainly a good catch.

Feel Pink

Feel Pink

The riding was done on the Kampenwand, which is about 30 mins South of Munich via the autobahn. We have a great connection to Pauli at Gori-Alm who, after a quick phone call, helped us get set up and film from the hut and the surrounding piste. I was with my ski touring gear and Elisabeth was on the bike.

Feel Pink

Feel Pink

The snow was well groomed and hard enough to ride really well over the surface and, not too far away, was a fine little summit to start the fire, cook the fish and drink some beers. The fish turned out to be amazing and the mountain view, fresh air and whole situation seemed to make it taste even better. I had my DJI Phantom drone with me that day and, luckily, without any wind, I managed to get some cools aerial clips. It was late afternoon by then with the sun getting low and, on my FPV monitor, I immediately saw the shadow effect from above.

Feel Pink

The final hot pot scene was actually filmed at Tegernsee on a different evening. We had a number of ideas for an ending, ranging from jumping into cold water at the lake, strange reverse slo-mo effects to hot tubs in comfortable hotels. Unfortunately, the latter didn’t pan out, so we had to improvise. Elisabeth had the brain wave to use one of her neighbours old stainless steel milk pots as a hot pot and rolled it into her van with some bricks and fire wood. I was quite impressed with the plan, so we rolled the equipment on an old trolley to the lake, filled it with water and fired up the wood underneath.

Feel Pink

After about an hour the water was hot enough for us to film the last scene. It’s a little on the dark side and, as a photographer, I would like to have used more light but unfortunately I wasn’t allowed☺☺

Thanks to: Uwe and the whole team at MAXX bikes for working together with us. Mario at the VEE Tire Co. for the pink tyres, Rohloff for the HUB, Lupine for the amazing lights, Fischerei Tegernsee for the fish and, last but not least, my beer sponsor Hoppebräu, also located by Tegernsee.

Feel Pink


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91 Comments

  • + 102
 YOU HAVE A BEER SPONSOR???? Sorry for shouting but that's amazing!
  • + 25
 PROST !!!!!!!!!!
  • + 52
 If you taco one of those custom pink fat bike wheels, would you call it a pink taco?
  • + 25
 in Germany their energy drinks are beers!
  • + 6
 I'm sure you must be aware of Neko Mullaly's sponsorship from Oscar Blues? Dale's Pale Ale theme. I'm sure you'll see plenty of his custom helmet this season.
  • + 6
 Oskar Blues makes beer AND manufactures REEB bikes. They also have a heaven of a place called the REEB Ranch along with all their other food and beer spots. Nothing like a company dedicated to bikes and beers.
  • + 2
 What LEE said!
  • + 4
 Boiled bath water carrots! I'm down
  • + 5
 Something sure is fishy
  • - 3
 I'd love PBR as a sponsor! They make the best beer. She hauled ass on that fatty. That was awesome.
  • + 3
 Kill it before ithey lays eggs
  • + 36
 The beer sponsor, pink fatbike, chainsaw ice fishing and cooking, pretty badass video gotta say
  • + 5
 Gives you a real adventure feeling, doesn't it?
  • + 3
 Euros are weeeeeiiiirrd. But in a good way.
  • + 29
 pink bikes on pinkbike.... awe yissss
  • + 17
 If did this at whistler blackcomb, i'd get blacklisted and probably fined for making a fire. hahah AWESOME VIDEO
  • + 14
 Sounds like California hah. Anything fun here gets you a ticket. People get ticketed for having a leashed dog, camping, or building a fire at the beach. You know, because sand is super flammable just like snow. Wink
  • + 3
 Can also be like this here in Bavaria. However, if you're cooking on snow and responsible about clearing up afterwards then it's generally okay. Summit cooking is just awesome.
  • + 17
 wife me plz
  • + 16
 love the traditional Bavarian dress in the beer ad
  • + 13
 Yes - Dirndls are simply the best :-)
  • + 11
 She makes pink look GOOD!! lol
  • + 9
 Makes me crave pepto bismol!
  • + 4
 Just gonna leave this here. Regarding all the recent talk about women in MTB, my girlfriend (who rides) really loved this video, found it inspiring and thought if she was ever to make a biking edit it would be like this - chill, involving adventure-ish riding, beer, great landscapes etc. Take notes, industry Wink
  • + 2
 Thanks. That's exactly how we wanted it to be.
  • + 8
 Can colored tires be a thing again? Please?
  • + 1
 The certainly worked for the optic in this video, if you want more colors then just ask VEE Tire Co.....
  • + 7
 好一台粉色单车!
  • + 28
 ^ totally agree!
  • + 3
 阳光气味的剑鱼和散步
  • + 5
 WILL YOU MARRY ME? Sorry for shouting but your amazing!
  • + 6
 YES I'LL MARRY YOU! I've loved you since the moment we met. You're my soulmate.
  • - 1
 Sorry Dude, but your a dude. And you look like a session. Not my type at all.
  • + 6
 I love when you act butch in front of your internet friends. We both know who likes to hold it open.
  • + 1
 Blue seat, blue grips, blue rim tape; black cable housing? Build rating 6/10. Had they went with an Aqua or Turquoises cable housing and Atomic Blue Straightline Amp pedals, that fat bike would look sick!
  • + 3
 yoho this is the result of not killing it before it laid eggs. Now we have this shit in pink Frown
  • + 0
 I'm sorry you can:

1. Have an attractive blonde woman, 2. With braids, 3. Speaking German, 4. Wielding a chainsaw, 5. Catching, cleaning, and cooking fish, 6. Drinking beer, 7. Eating sausage, 8. Whilst stripped down , 9. In a hot tub.

but you know what?

FAT BIKES ARE STILL LAME.
  • + 1
 But the video by itself is ausgezeichnet!
  • + 4
 Cute and cool but... Totally a lure and fake
  • + 3
 Well I definitely have the "get fat" part down...
  • + 3
 Sure we're on pinkbike but wow thats bright!
  • + 2
 rosemary, lemon, and olive oil - good call
  • + 1
 Why just one Icetech rotor? Does the spray from the fat tire cool the rear one?
  • + 2
 This is a True PINKBIKE Post
  • + 1
 that's a lot a pink!! amazed that it didn't leave a trail of pink paint behind it!!
  • + 1
 Deutsche Barbie, I love you !!!!
Not certain I liked the gleeful way she was chopping that sausage up Eek
  • + 1
 It must have a been a REALLY cold day, because I couldn't understand a word she said!! Wink
  • + 1
 She basically says she loves being in the mountains, cooking and having a beer. Don't worry, her Bavarian accent is so strong that even the Germans are asking for a Deutsch subtitles...
  • + 2
 that was awesome....loved it...
  • + 1
 two in the PINK, one in the stink - thats called the shocker (steel panther), comes to my mind after reading this :-)
  • + 2
 I wanna ride with a CHAINSAW!!!
  • + 2
 No jokes about this website and this Pinkbike??
  • + 1
 Show me a girl on a pink bike that can gut a fish. Ill show ya my true love Smile
  • + 1
 And she carries the beer up the hill...
  • + 2
 OMG SHE HAS A FISH SPONSOR! haha
  • + 1
 There she is! My wife to be Smile Guess I better start packing Smile
  • + 1
 Feel pink? Sure, I wouldn't mind feelin' some of her pink.
  • + 1
 well... is still won't buy a fatbike...good try
  • + 1
 Her hands must be fucking freezing!!
  • + 0
 Fat bikes are GAYEE, why would you just do that why a fat tire bike there grody
  • + 1
 Sakrisch guad, muss i vorbeikimma
  • + 1
 Now that was different.....
  • + 1
 awesome video, refreshing
  • + 1
 A woman that likes to ride and fish? Can that be any more awesome!?
  • + 1
 why isnt rohloff more on bikes?
supercool video!
  • + 2
 Reason comes down to weight and bike balance, I guess... but for the hard tail fat bike in snow and ice they do perform remarkably well. I rode the Huraxdax first with the traditional hub / rear mech setup and then when to the Jagamoasta with the Rohloff - I was a little sceptical at first but after a snowy mountain ride I was really impressed with the system.
  • + 2
 Price is also a major factor. IIRC the Rohloff hub costs over $1000. Then you also have to factor in the availability of parts for repair, as well as an average mechanic's ability (or lack thereof) to actually work on the hub itself.
  • + 1
 BADASS that was an adventure !!
  • + 1
 Bvarian women are the hottest in the world
  • + 1
 I LOVE her dialect ... shame my girlfriend isn't from Bavaria
  • + 1
 Did I see a pink spoke wrench too? LOL
  • + 1
 Great girl from my hometown! So happy to call this my home
  • + 2
 Oh and of course! Holy Cow what a video.
Des habts so guad hi griagt! I hob scho wieda so a hoamweh Wink
  • + 2
 Come by the Cafe Dude...
  • + 1
 I sure will Wink
  • + 1
 Well that's one resourceful lady.
  • + 1
 01:21 in the seconde video, broken frame on the right side?
  • + 1
 The frame is split so you can use belt drive.
  • + 1
 That's right... gotta get the belt in.
  • + 1
 Sauguad sogi!
  • + 1
 WTF
  • + 1
 pink fat bike.looks good
  • + 1
 great job colin
  • + 1
 Thanks!
  • + 2
 i really like the way u guys thought this edit!! Awesome job! Mountain, bike, beer, hot tube, and the cherry on the cake a beautiful smile riding her pinkbike !!! Life could'nt be any better!
  • + 3
 and a chainsaw!
  • + 1
 A Woansinn! Suuper!!!
  • + 0
 All i want BBB! Bike, beer and blonde. Smile
  • + 1
 VOY already.
  • + 0
 that's the weirdest kitchen i've ever seen
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