Video: Rock & Loam - Ride Slovenia

Dec 26, 2014
by Lauren Jenkins  


It's been a great season @RideSlovenia but it's come to an end. Our main man Jonathan Tubman and friend Alex Stock (#SBGravity) headed out one last time, before the snow arrives to take on one of the toughest trails we have found here. This steep trail has over a thousand meters vertical and is littered with roots, huge rocks and loam. Thanks to @Hopetech. Captured by MZPix.

www.rideslovenia.com


Mentions: @hopetech @RideSlovenia @lifecycling




48 Comments

  • + 23
 And God said, "let the east and west coast make sweet love, and let their offspring be Slovenia." Seriously though, best of both worlds or am I crazy?

Who wants to globe trot to those amazing trails with me?

PS - don't expect me to ride like these gents, great edit guys!
  • + 3
 Count me in!! Vacation in June and October 2015
  • + 5
 Sure, come! Im one of the guides at Ride Slovenia. There are a lot of similar trails to ride to. From easy xc to bike parks to really technical, vert style trails.
Come and check it out! Smile
  • + 2
 I f you ever make it here, let me know Wink
  • + 2
 Ironically enough it's still not really legal to do trails outside of bike parks in Slovenia xD
  • + 5
 Well, we gotta ride somewhere, don't we? Big Grin
  • + 7
 That was seriously one of the sweetest pieces of trail I have ever laid eyes on....whoa.
  • + 10
 That just got me way more excited then one should watching a riding vid.
  • + 8
 I don't want to upset you but I live nearby that trail haha
  • + 4
 My favourite trail in the world, its just awesome Smile
For all those commenting about riding hiking trails, this one follows a ski lift, and you can buy a bike pass at the lift to specifically session this very trail. It might be a footpath, something that make it so good trodden in over centuries not built but MTB is encouraged on it.

Get out there and ride it, Ride Slovenia will show you the sunny side of the alps on quiet trails with great views and many trails almost as good as this one Smile
  • + 1
 Cheers Kev Smile
  • + 6
 Excellent trails, great riding on fun bikes. I dream of varied trails like this with natural tech to loam!
  • + 3
 Call me crazy but.... As sweet as loam is, I grew up riding the granite gnar of northeastern USA, and I would take those technical rock n root strewn sections all day over the loamy open stuff... Just more of a rush railing over the gnar for me. Sweet vid, nice location!
  • + 6
 HAHAHAHA!!

Soory, i had to. It's just that we have almost anything you can imagine (not deserts obviously), crazy alpine rock strewn trails, where you have to vert ride, smooth flowy trails where you just pin it and EVERYTHING in between, even a mix of both of the above in a couple of 100 meters of vertical. And all of that on only 20.256 square kilometers of area, which is like 1/15th of the area of Colorado.
  • + 3
 Velika Planina (trail in the video is located there) is awesome! I remember when I rode that trail when I was still on a hardtail. Gotta ride it again soon!
  • + 5
 Now THAT is Mountain Biking.
  • + 4
 That trail looks rad! Lots of pieces to the puzzle. Nice riding.
  • + 2
 great bike skills - the endo into (and round) the corner at 1.54 is excellent
  • + 0
 No respect to nature :-(. You should like ride this in bike park, not on walking paths. If everybody would try to corner like this, trail would be destroyed soon. That is selfish.
  • + 2
 Nice, scenic and tight. Great trails for a lift access location.
  • + 3
 illegal hard style Big Grin
  • + 2
 Lookin good Stock Lad, smashin them loamy turns :-)
  • + 1
 What part of Slovenia is it? Visited this beatiful country twice, but never with my bike!
  • + 2
 Velika Planina
  • + 1
 Thanks, cheers!
  • + 3
 Sick riding, you guys.
  • + 2
 I still don't know what loam means
  • + 2
 1:55 OMG!
  • + 1
 Cool friggin trails, nice riding too, love all the roots and rocks man
  • + 2
 Great edit, thanks!
  • + 2
 best trail ever !
  • + 1
 Man, wish there was a tram at my local spot! Sweet trails!
  • + 2
 Looks awesome!
  • + 2
 Wowza.... Great stuff
  • + 2
 great trails!!
  • + 1
 That steerer tube length at 11 seconds tho. Talk about resale value.
  • + 1
 I LOOOVE LOAAAAM!!!!
  • - 3
 im getting tired of enduro bikes! we neeeeeeed more dh, great trails dough!

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