Video: Aden de Jager Self Shuttles at Boomerang Farm Bike Park

May 20, 2020
by Conrad Petzsch-Kunze  

The apocalypse has hit town and shuttles are done, so Aden de Jager a former AMA Supercross racer takes the Specialized Kenevo Expert, courtesy of Just Ride Nerang for a burn at Boomerang Farm Bike Park in sunny Queensland.

He might have given up racing the Moto but the itch to throw down is scratched with the Kenevo.

Trails: Super Stag & Funk’d Out @boomerangfarmbikepark

Aden De Jager

Stealthy Specialized Kenevo Expert
Stealthy Specialized Kenevo Expert / Photo @conradpk

Flowing Boomers Funk d Out line
'Funk’d Out' Photo @conradpk

'The Fall Out' / Photo @dutzik

Photo @dutzik

Edit by @conradpk @adendejager
@justridenerang @specialized_au

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Boomerang Farm Bike Park


29 Comments

  • 11 3
 Came here for the anti-ebike-comments. Still in mind the positive comments of the last ten video of riders being shuttled uphill with trucks, of with snow-motor-bikes. Of course everybody here shuttles himself with fantastic fitness 2000 meters of elevation everyday on their DH-bikes.
  • 10 5
 Homie still got to the trailhead in a truck. I wish more people would ride to the trailhead. I know it's not possible for many, and scary to be on the road for some, but so many people in my town drive their F-150 3 miles to get to the trailhead instead of pedaling on relatively mellow roads. SMH.
  • 10 1
 @rickybobby18: seems odd for a username like rickybobby to be complaining about F-150's. You should know better than anyone if you ain't first, you're last!
  • 1 2
 @rickybobby18: I drive me f150 home then load my kids in the f350 to take them biking

#catchmeoutside
  • 4 0
 @meathooker: whoa whoa whoa. don't add a dog, you may need a dually.
  • 11 1
 self-shuttling: also known as pedaling
  • 7 0
 Newsflash: People have been shuttling themselves since bikes were invented. Good riding here though!
  • 4 0
 True. I nearly shut myself on my last ride Wink
  • 8 2
 Zero problems with ebikes and will have one at some point. Cool tech and shredding uphill appeals to me and if others don’t like it, too bad for them.
  • 5 2
 Besides my regular bikes, I also enjoy riding my EMTB. No problem, we just won't tell the the uninformed and always negative non-sayers that e-bikes are so much fun to ride. I think the real problem is that they are simply jealous seeing a big smile on the face of the ebike rider passing them while they are struggling to pedal up the steep climbs...The funny thing is when they can actually afford an ebike, their foot while be stuck do far up there, they might have trouble sitting down on the saddle...lol
  • 8 0
 Watch without sound! What a s..t music!!
  • 8 1
 3x as much riding on an E-MTB
  • 5 4
 Correction: 3x as much descending, 1/3 as much climbing. Same amount of total ride time. Some of us enjoy the combo of fitness gained from uphill time and the reward of downhill time. My ass didn't get this fantastic by riding an eBike that's for sure. Wink
  • 1 1
 I haven't done any fact finding research, but most of the people I know that ride e-bikes do very short rides (10miles). I realize that ebikes enable one to cover more ground in the same time. Would be a good strava project to compare the average e-bike ride vs bike ride for a given area. I'm willing to guess the myth of "let's me go further" is actually "let's me go on the same ride, just faster." I also think that the above pictured rider is not at all the target market for e-bikes. Most of the people I see riding them or friends that have them are middle-aged people that have less time for riding, not 20-somethings that are park riding.
  • 6 0
 @foggnm: i did that for a german print magazin. First day i did my ride on a 6 km loop with 340hm up on gravel and down on a build flowtrail with berms and jumps. Did it with powermeter, heartrate and tour data. On a normal bike i did 4 loops in 2:30 hrs with 240 watts average and 145 heartbeats average on the ups.
Second day i took the e-bike (eco mode) and rode the same amount of time with the same watt output and a bit higher heartrate (due to higher cadences). Result: 6 Loops.
  • 3 0
 He sure doesn’t seem to be bothered by the 49lbs. When I demoed one Sunday I was also surprised that they don’t feel as heavy when you’re not taking it out of the truck.
  • 5 1
 Gotta love Boomers. Heading there Saturday morning for a roll. 2 months has been too long between runs.
  • 2 1
 I'm not against e bikes, I understand the need to promote them, and I would love to have one for some trails around my house, and this guy had the most cranked whip I've seen on one so far; but the style always seems flat on the jumping videos.
  • 1 0
 Style on Ebike=Watch: Waves Ratboy's crew rides Pila, Italy
  • 2 1
 Just to be clear, having been there a few times, Boomers is undeniably a downhill park, pedalling up can be done, but you would be an idiot as you pay to ride and you would be sapped when it comes time for the whole point of you being there, i.e. getting in as many dh laps as possible. In this instance the ebike is perfect, you don't need to wait in line for the next shuttle. Especially as the shuttles arent always running. If you've paid to get in a DH park get the fucking shuttle or ride an ebike! Save the climbing for the 100s of free trails in SEQ.
  • 4 0
 Great edit, but the song... =D
  • 1 1
 as someone who has been to boomers, im impressed. the climb is stupid steep in spots, the old landcruiser shuttle to the top was quite a sketchy ride in the back.. for all you keyboard warriors about ebikes and riding uphill - the place is a gravity park and not designed at all to be pedaled up. also, highly recommend boomers on the list of places you need to ride. shit is mental there!
  • 3 0
 Oh forgot: Great riding, great bike!
  • 3 0
 Absolutly bad music.
  • 2 0
 I would endure that noise all day long for them jumps!
  • 2 0
 Yeew Boomers ????
  • 1 0
 Awesome times Aden and C-rad! Loved it!
  • 1 0
 So mountain biking?

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