You won't see us on World Cup races or at Crankworx slopestyle, because, well, being competitive is not our strongest side. To be honest we started the whole crew thing because we sucked at racing and rather than have our asses beaten we prefered to have fun, dig trails and travel together whenever we wanted. Just regular guys, with a huge passion for biking.
Being in love with guys like The Coastal Crew or Silvia we wanted to record our life biking so we'd have something to remember the good times by and even though we had no gear or skills, our first film was created.
Many things have changed over the years. We grew older, some of us are fathers, some have responsible jobs, some lost hair.
But one thing hasn't changed for sure. We still love to ride, digging and filming together, and when we get to escape reality on trails we still behave like a bunch of teenagers who skipped class to have fun on their bikes. I don't think that will ever change.
This year was special though. In summer of 2014, I had a terrible accident. On my first run of Crabapple Hits I went nose heavy and fell, breaking my spine and becoming paralyzed from the neck down. After thousands of hours of daily physiotherapy, this year I finally was ready to ride an adaptive handbike to get back on trails to shred with my friends.
As great drunkard and poor poet, Charles Bukowski said: "Find what you love and let it kill you." Well, bikes almost killed me. Funny thing though, they also saved my life. I stayed in the game, editing videos, writing and contributing with some low quality trolling on the Pinkbike comments section. Finally getting back out on the bike, whatever kind it is, is the best thing that happened since the accident and surely kept me sane. And alive.
Video locations in order of appearance: Czarnorzeki (PL), Finale Ligure (IT), Berikon (CH), Neuchatel (CH), Chur (CH), Morzine (FR), Chatel (FR), Kalnica (SK), Przeworsk (PL), Leogang (AT), Kluszkowce (PL), Kasina Wielka (PL), Bieszczady mountains, Tatra mountains, Międzybrodzie Żywieckie (PL), Rzeszów - Biała (PL)