Video: How Does Your Bike Influence Your Life?

Mar 9, 2014
by Dartmoor-Bikes  
Views: 16,489    Faves: 42    Comments: 1


The last of our flicks: "Dartmoor: Inside Story" let you see some "behind the scenes" of our daily work. You could meet the people who are creating Dartmoor-Bikes on their hard work and love for cycling. In 2014 we would like to present you the stories of the most standing out persons in our family. People from the #RideYourWay series are connected through their passion – bike and how it influence their whole life.

In the second part of the series you can get to know Remek Oleszkiewicz, one of the best all around riders in Poland and our friend who is riding with us from the very beginning. In this part he collected a bunch of friends to travel and enjoy riding in Croatia during the winter time. As you can see it is not a mellow enduro trip but a real struggle how to find a trail under the piles of snow! So why did they go there?

After a few calls, couple of emails and a day long drive the crew consisting of our technical designer Jan Kiliński, photographer Kuba Konwent, video makers from ASF Studio and certainly the riders: Remek Oleszkiewicz and Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz got the shore of Croatia. The very windy shore as the guys quickly learned after losing a door in the van when they stopped for a short break under the Krk bridge.

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Lovely view from the Krk island. Under the monumental bridge you can spot the Rijeka city slowly descending into the Adriatic Sea


 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  When you own a workshop, preparing the bike for a ride is not a problem

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  People find a lot of new ways of life when they sit in the saddle. Remek talked here to a guy who is on the yearly trip through the Europe to Asia

Short night later the crew moved towards southern Dalmatia and reached Makarska Riviera with high mountains starting almost from the sea shore. It looked like a perfect place for the riding but when they came to the city of Makarska to find accomodation they barely could find anyone. This area of Croatia looks like abandoned when there are no tourists. Most of the hotels were closed and it was hard even to find a place for a dinner. While on the search for it, Jan tripped over at a harbor and went straight into the Adriatic Sea. When he discovered it is not as cold as he thought the others joined him for a quick swim. Diving in the sea in the winter is worth catching a runny nose!

On the next few days of a trip filming went down in the local area. Makarska’s region offers a lot of beautiful wild single tracks and a lovely old town going down to the sleepy harbor. It was the perfect place to test new Dartmoor's Primal, Primal 29 and Hornet bikes equipped with our full range of wheel sizes (26", 27.5" and 29") and the latest components.

Those who give up on the first obstacle never go far enough to see the bigger picture. Remek knows a lot about it thanks to his daily life. Despite being a pro rider, he runs his own bike workshop in Zamosc and when the season changes he prefers to teach people as a ski and snowboard instructor. It is not easy to live just from the passion you try to share.

His riding mate Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz learned it as well during his work as a bike mechanic and getting it along with a pro attitude for racing. Telling the truth, everybody on this trip can relate to the statement above. But this is the #RideYourWay of their lives and it is all about some beautiful memories they have collected on the road.

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Roots, loose rocks and sand can be tricky on such trails

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Sea shore was getting more and more away when they were climbing up.

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Technical uphill riding it's not always about how tough your legs are but how you can balance with them

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Foot out, flat out as they say. Mediterranean corners are stacked with loose gravel

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Half of the way from the snowy peak of St.Jure to the Makarska Riviera and its tranquil harbor

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  It is not about catching a breath due to the lack of strength. It is about losing it for such views

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Coast riding is not easy but still very rewarding when it comes to finding those "perfect moments" for the shot

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  We were not alone on the track

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Remek with Hornet and 27.5" wheels in his natural environment

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  After the Croatian War for independence, this land is still covered with many abandoned houses that could give the chances for some unusual type of riding obstacles

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Palm trees and a seaside promenade with my twenty niners

 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
 RideYourWay video series from Dartmoor Bikes this time with Remek Oleszkiewicz and his friend Aleksander Wieczorkiewicz riding Primals and Hornet 2014
  Postcards from trip to Croatia


Check also his video of Remek freeriding with his Wish in the Slovakian mountains last year:

Views: 7,507    Faves: 63    Comments: 4


And some of his older photos:
Remek is freeriding with his Phantom in old forests near Zamo . Photo by Micha Grela - http michalgrela.pl. http dartmoor-bikes.com
  Cutting the wood trails with his Phantom

Flying with his Hornet
  Flying with his Hornet

Remek is freeriding with his Phantom in old forests near Zamo . Photo by Micha Grela - http michalgrela.pl. http dartmoor-bikes.com
  Whipping

Few bikecheck photos with Remek while filming new edit
  Remek with his past freeride ...

Remek Oleszkiewicz with his super fast Phantom bike.
  ... and racing setup


Video by: ASF Studio
Music by: Bombardier - The City Brooks
Photos by: Kuba Konwent and Michał Grela

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47 Comments

  • 102 3
 "How Does Your Bike Influence Your Life?", mainly just my wallet.
  • 4 0
 well said.
  • 2 1
 All consuming
  • 6 1
 Live to ride; Ride to live.

Enough said..
  • 1 2
 There is the "Giant" missing at the end of it...
  • 1 0
 i am already since this summer to my third new rim my first new shifter a new chain a new rear brake a new axle and i feel that i would like to have a new dirtjump already. one of few things that i like to buy are bikesm bike trips and bike gear the dream lives in me to buy an mx bike also, i guess i am a real bike rider to bad for me that most of my youth i was a skateboarder because my friends were skateboarders... i really coudnt think of anything else to buy. maybe a laptop and a camera thats about it and ofcourse drinking smokes and food to keep me alive riding my way
  • 1 0
 It makes me happy and in its absence it makes me unhappy. I think I'm addicted to it.
  • 17 0
 beautiful scenery. How do my bikes influence my life.....well apart from "its that guy"'s pithy comment re the wallet lightening which I completely concur with and the body as well (f*cked hip/ankle/unconsciousness/bruised lung etc).....you still have to say they make life worth living. Period. Life without a bike would make me intolerable to my wife and kid and my workmates. So while I disappear for a few hours on a weekend morning consider this an antidote for curing the ills of me watching a horror movie of the world going awry. So thanks bike and thanks pinkbike for allowing me to share this. Ride on.
  • 4 0
 Cosby, I am so glad to read your comment Sir! I thought it was only me who "disappears for a few hours on a weekend morning"... As Niko says, RideOn!
  • 3 0
 Cosby, are you my life double?
I too become an ass when I can't ride!
Trail crack addict? Most definitely!
  • 21 0
 My bikes my therapist.
  • 11 0
 Agree on therapy....It keeps me from blowing the back side of my head off....I suffer with PTSD from combat and im glad i found the sport of mountain biking.
  • 2 0
 Its good to hear you found an outlet. My brother is in the same boat and when he got out after 10 years I got him into riding and he said the same thing. It is the best form of therapy.
  • 1 0
 Yeah boys no matter what, your bike will always be their for you (Y)
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the recognition Trls63 and andrewdean....there are few of us who understand what true sacrifice means and I truly feel sorry for those who dont. That being said when you guys get a chance to visit me in Vegas give me a ring so we can ride.
  • 8 0
 I started biking because one day on a hike I realized how much more fun it would be to go down the trail faster. This idea now influences me everywhere I go now. I travel everywhere I can with my bike now incase I have the opportunity to ride. What better way to get a first perspective of a place than from the view behind the handlebars. I also don't look at places the same. If their is no good riding, I think the place is awful for the most part.
  • 4 0
 I switched from hiking too. See more have more fun and be too fast for flies and mosquitoes.
  • 6 2
 My Bike is my only True friend always there for me in the smooth and the rough times in life and always does its best to stay there to support me! Shout out to all the bikers!
  • 6 0
 16 years old is a bit late to start? Well, I started with 24...
  • 2 0
 Started at 35. It's never to late to start having fun Smile
  • 1 0
 You are completely right sir
  • 5 0
 I'd rather say how does your life influence your biking. Unfortunately too much...
  • 1 0
 Stuck in school during the day and way too much homework when I get home.... The reas of my life hates the part that does the bike bits...
  • 2 0
 Just wait until you get a job and a wife. It doesn't get any easier!
  • 5 0
 Hardtail + Fullface = Joy
  • 1 0
 My bike is a way for me to express myself. When im on my bike I feel free and happy. Sure it impacts my wallet heavily being a 15 year old, but i do it for the love of the sport. I am proud to be a mountain biker. I represent the sport. LETS GO MOUNTAIN BIKERS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • 1 0
 I am currently in the process of looking for jobs now as I will be graduating in the spring. I can honestly say the main factor for me is location I am afraid of ending up somewhere flat and boring with no biking!
  • 1 0
 then stay out of the midwest lol
  • 1 0
 It's more like 'how does my life influence my bike', rather than 'how does my bike influence my life'. Sometimes life gets in the way (especially pesky work, or injuries), but usually it's all about the bike.
  • 1 0
 I've been there last year and i'll never forget it, mix of all styles, tight streets, stairs, rocky mountains and fast corners 3
  • 1 0
 Where i live and ride I am only know as the black Yeti... I glad I am not riding a fat bike... that would result in bad nickname for sure...
  • 1 0
 My bike does not influence my life. It just eat's my money's from my wallet. My main concern is to find good and reliable parts with decent price.
  • 1 0
 No more multiple colour anodized parts for Dartmoor this year. I knew I should have bought bars and stem instead of a fullface and braces last year.
  • 2 0
 I bike because I'm in high school and there is a lot of B.S. instead of getting high on drugs I get high on mountains.
  • 2 0
 Amazing photos and scenery!
  • 2 0
 rad company with awesome people behind it!
  • 2 0
 I now look at things and think "I could ride down that"
  • 2 0
 Wow! Go dartmoor!
  • 1 0
 Really well done videos and pics are pretty sweet too
  • 1 0
 Great vid. He is absolutely stoked. Lucky bloke.
  • 2 0
 those bikes are hot!
  • 1 0
 My vehicle of exploration, my releif from boredom and my vehicle for fun!
  • 1 0
 Quite a lot after yesterday´s crash ...
  • 1 0
 That was pretty insane, considering they're on hard tails!
  • 1 0
 Go Dart Bikes! Smile
  • 1 0
 DARTMOOR RULES!

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