2013. Boppard. Our next destination.
Amir Kabbani's Fade Away Session. The last stop of our 2 week trip. We arrived quite late that day from Chatel. There was a lot of rain a few days back, but there seemed to be an abundance of dryness and riders at the trails. The boys were wrapping up a training session with cold beers, laughs and talking about the good times.
Did not expect to see these two here. Haven't seen them in 2 years. It's always smiles and good times with the Samson bros.
Dinner time. There is nothing much to do in Boppard. It's a pretty quiet town.
Magnus Baumann and Moritz App. Met these two at Nine Knights. I was feeling ill at the time and it was a bit difficult to carry on shooting, but thanks to these guys the level of fun never dropped and it motivated me to shoot.
Minor weather set backs did not hurt the overall good atmosphere of the event. Everybody were so friendly. The riding was crazy good and Szymon Godziek was an absolute machine! I asked him if he could repeat a cashroll for me and he went to do it, no problem. LEGEND! It's one thing that you cannot take away from mountain biking, the friendliness.
Despite the gloomy weather in Chatel, Sherwy got into the finals and went away with a solid 3rd place. He surprised me with his consistency and flow.
End of the line. 2 weeks on the road. 3 countries. Was a bit sad that the trip has come to it's final stop. All good things come to an end, but not in a negative sense. It means that it makes room for more good times to come next year.
Special thanks to Amir for having us there and for allowing us to shoot. Special thanks to Timo for this amazing trip and year. Thanks to Sherwy and all the other boys too!
Thanks to Patrick and Luisa for taking us to the airport.