Biker4Life - Video

May 26, 2012 at 3:53
by Martin Hanisch  
Views: 21,352    Faves: 138    Comments: 21



2 years ago was the first time that I met Werner in the local Bike Shop. He told me he is really into MTBiking and that his enduro bike at the time wasn't big enough anymore, so he was ordering a new Downhill Bike!


I was so impressed of his Lifestyle at an age of 65, that I decided to make a documentary about him and the local MTB Scene. Do you know any older guys shredding that hard?


Werner has become a rolemodel for all the local bikers. Please share, for showing what a great sport MTBiking is, at every age!


Ride on!


97 Comments

  • 35 1
 I wish I had subtitles I could have gone off of, since I don't speak German i found it a bit difficult to follow along, but then again.... Who needs to hear what they are saying when you can see how they are biking.
  • 4 2
 That wasn't exactly German. I live in Germany and study German lit and I still barely understood that. I'm no expert but I'd place that as a swiss or austrian dialect. Definitely someplace south, and definitely a dialect. Any locals able to place this guy?
  • 10 1
 Just weird spoken :p
  • 1 0
 Ya.. later on i started understanding him. But in the beginning I was like "huh?" The words he's saying sound like they should be german, but I don't understand him. Oh well.
  • 7 0
 Yes that`s a "bayrisch" dialect
  • 2 0
 ya... I remember my first encounter with Monnheimerish, and Pfalzish. The "smile and nod" had alot of work to do back then
  • 11 0
 @GetTheMostWannted
How'd you know? But you're right it's Bavarian.

Quick recap:

He is 65, thinks/hopes he can ride for another 5 years, wants to ride until he is to old to get back up after a crash.
But as long as he is as fast as the young riders, he keeps riding.

And a joke he made:
"I liked to do XC tours, but now I mostly stay at the lokal spot or bikepark, so when Alzheimer start showing, I will always know the way back!"
  • 3 1
 i thought he was going to crash like 6 times... scared the shit out of me
  • 3 0
 @GetTheMostWannted & @abbel that wasn't just "bayrisch", there was quite a bit of "old school bayrisch" in there. Sounds almost exactly like my father-in-law! Hard when you study "hoch deutsch" and have to get this when you get home! LOL!
  • 2 0
 Great story, great trails, great riding, great jokes, great video.. Keep riding as long as you can!
  • 19 1
 You can really ruin the look of a good bike with mudguards, but he's going home dry I guess!
  • 5 0
 me and you are both from Great Britain, it's gonna piss it down with rain anyway
  • 2 0
 Exactly! I get soaked walking 4m out my back door to the garage to fetch my bike, once you're wet it's easier just to stay wet :')
  • 2 0
 That's not as bad as a guy in les gets last year, he had a 2011 demo 8 with a mudgaurd on the rear just like that! Yet the tracks were bone dry ha
  • 1 0
 @simzz I´m pretty sure you have seen Werner in les gets last year. 4-5 month of the year he is traveling europe with his bikes.
right now he is in France and Italy since 3 weeks... shreddin hard!
  • 10 0
 There is a trail in Va called the Creeper Trail and although it is not single track or steep at all it runs 34 miles one way. There is a guy about 85 who everyday for the last 10 years rides up and back. In that time he has only missed about a month total time and says he has over 200,000 miles on his bike. I admire the hell out of these folks up in age and do not let Father Time slow them down.
  • 1 0
 He has to be badass. I grew up in Abingdon and know how bad the traffic can be. I simply hate that trail because of the dumbshits who ride it without paying any mind to anyone else. I thought I was going to get run over riding a 3 mile section on the Creeper as part of a larger loop.
  • 7 0
 Jesus does that guy have 2% body fat or something the veins in his arms look like they are going to jump out and just walk off on their own at min 3.15. I wish I was in that good of shape now!
  • 8 0
 bahaha, thats my absolute new favourite vid! I think i'm gonna do a reposte with subtitles if i've got enough time. Everyone should know what the wise man says Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Thanks in advance! I have no clue what the man is saying, but you almost don't need to know based on his general body language.
  • 2 0
 nah, trust me hes a wise man an he wants to spread the words
  • 5 0
 I know I'm talking about road but still, I know a guy whose 76 years old, has had 4 heart-attacks and two strokes and hes still riding. Smile I also know of a guy, eighty-something years old, who dropped dead while out for an XC spin. At least he died doing what he enjoyed Smile
  • 7 0
 Glad to see "old" people still rippin the trails at this age!
  • 4 0
 lucky me i am bavarian and actually can understand what he says, probably lots of germans might have problems here-anyway props up and i hope i can still ride like him in 30 years
  • 3 0
 best quote and I translate: " I could use a walker (Rollator) and stroll on regular forest tracks, but you can't go on backcountry trails with that......No thanks !!!! Then I'd rather break my neck on my Demo ! ....and no healing afterwards"
  • 6 0
 i hope im still riding at 65!
  • 1 0
 i second that
  • 2 0
 Its so cool to see him out there on his Bike and enjoying the trails, as most 65 year old I see these days are out of shape and hardly outside enjoying any sort of outdoor activities. Bonus that he is from Bavaria, my home state. For those that seem to not be able to fully understand his Dialect, its best explained like this: Think of an Older Louisiana Gentleman from the city of Houma, or some one from the woods of South Carolina - they too are fairly hard to understand to some of us yet. Even if you find him hard to understand, you can probably sympathize with how much he is still enjoying his MTB.

Now I am going to have to get my Parents back on some wheels, lol.
  • 2 0
 I know a 70 year old who rides a local trail in my area, the climb is almost a 20% grade and is aptly named shit hill, and the decent is the gnarliest in the area, its a single track with a 30 foot cliff on your left and wooden drops and features. He's a hardass
  • 2 0
 Everybody's concerned about the language with no subtitles, his arnold sized veins and the mud flap on on his bike...me personaly. I can only Hope to have HALF as much energy as he does at 65! And I don't speak what he was speaking but I believe every word he said. Most insprational thing I've seen in a long time!
  • 2 0
 That guy is awesome and hilarious. His riding style is great. I love how he stays in the saddle even when he is hucking big jumps. Hopefully that is the rest of us at that age. That was some great riding by the younger riders to. I have a friend who is 60 and while he doesn't ride freeride like that guy, nobody can keep up with him on the trail. Now that I think about it I need to get him on pinkbike.
  • 3 0
 Cool, makes me feel much better about getting old! Still hope I can shred at that age... But how and why has he fitted that mudguard!!??
  • 2 0
 Precisely, I have a Specialized Status 1, jokingly fit a rear mudguard to it, made it look like some £50 Apollo bike from Halfords!
  • 2 0
 Nice Vid. And respect to Werner to ride his Demo and enduro at this age. He speaks an bavarian dialect and I think he is from Bavaria. Bavaria is a state in Germany like Florida in the US
  • 2 1
 really? I always pictured Bavaria to be more of a Texas.
  • 3 1
 Big Grin HAHA you're right!! Bavaria is the Texas of Germany. South, Big, Backwards!
  • 2 0
 Stubbornly indepedent, and constantly referring back to when it was a country. And don't forget the love for somewhat large, somewhat odd looking hats. All that aside though. Texas and Bavaria are great.
  • 1 0
 Im from bavaria and its more like mississippi.....you have no idea what anybody is talking about
  • 2 0
 As I approach my 45th birthday, it's awesome to have somebody to aspire towards. I can only hope to live as long, let alone still be shredding...which I'll keep doing until I can't grip and rip. This guy RULES!!!
  • 1 0
 Couldn't understand a word but I loved the vid, insperrational or what? ..what a great sport mtb is ! ..young/old all having a load of fun , f*ck I love it ! , I ride with my sons and hopefully with the grand kids in a few more years , I might use the golf course when I eventually retire though , some wicked drops and jumps and sand for a nice soft landing if I come up short lol ;0)
  • 1 0
 Dem Werner es Bundesverdienstkreuz, seine Leistung ist definitiv ausserordentlich!
s u p e r v i d e o! geile rinne habt ihr da ausgebaut. tolle trails und fette action, die kamera-fahrten kommen ma b o m b e !
die 'Eier' zu ham sich an Euch 'dran zu hängen'/ dass ihr 'ihn mitnehmt', mein aller grössten Respekt.
Eine klitze-kleinigkeit, jungs, schenk/t dem werner doch ma einer ne ausrangierte 'entspanntere' buxe, die 'tights' brauchtet doch wirklich nit, oder müssen die für´s persönliche Glück!? ne intl. edit, mit untertiteln, würdn euch einige da draussen offensichtlich danken... und, danke, für´s Mut machen, das man auch mit 65 Jahren uffm Buckel ggf noch die sau raus lassen kann Big Grin
  • 4 1
 Not to sure what he's saying……something about beer,girls and hammering…Ya Vol!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Then there's The Colonel Robby Sanderson...that boy can do circles round this commandant
  • 4 0
 with a bike it's never too late to have a happy childhood. inspired.
  • 1 0
 there is a man here on the sunshine coast at about that same age, he is a great builder and he shreds just as hard as all of us younger guys and gals, keep the rubber side down and shred!!!
  • 2 0
 wow.. really inspiring Smile I hope that I will still on the saddle in his age! What is funny? All grandpa's in the world have a fenders Wink
  • 1 0
 What I heard while he was speaking (please don't take this as some kind of racism) : lizsiosdfruybcyhgchdyhcvlzxkdbvyel\sihbri\silhbvliybsdyilbvui FREERIDE uklhsduhvbkuadlkifvuukuf
  • 3 0
 Great vid! While I don't understand German, the riding speaks for itself!
  • 2 0
 Dude is bad ass! I can only hope to not have rebuilt knees and a plastic hip at that age!!! Smile
  • 3 0
 mmmm a hip hop version teddy bear picnic....
  • 3 0
 check him out fair play ,ride long and prosper.
  • 3 0
 what is Song 5:00 please God Video Smile
  • 2 0
 just wondering what version of teddy bears picnic that is? can you please provide the details?
  • 1 0
 Thats Awesome! Its great to see people ripping it up at old age! Just shows you you can ride bikes at any age, definitely ride on!
  • 1 0
 woa hab´ich Dialekte vermist! YES I know it is bayerisch but is sounds quite similar to tirolean, and I freaking miss Innsbruck! =(

AWESOME video!!
  • 1 0
 yea, awesome guy! and the trails are wicked!! Anybody know´s where they are? im not sure, looks like southtirol, or maybe innsbruck!? Wanna ride there!!
  • 1 0
 Regensburg!
  • 1 0
 awesome video! where i come from we have kind of the same dialect. well spoken Werner Big Grin
you are my hero. i hope i can drive my bike like him when im his age.
  • 1 0
 I really woulda liked some subtitles. I wanna know what the guy had to say. But Huge props to him for shredding into his 60's.
  • 2 0
 Was "roll model" in the main page preview intentional?
  • 3 1
 And I have NO idea what he is jabbering on about! Any subtitles??
  • 11 0
 He was discussing the pros and cons of Greece leaving the Euro.
  • 1 1
 there are cons ?
  • 2 0
 thats true grit right there. I hope i still shred at that age.
  • 1 0
 The main page preview should read role model rather than roll model... unless the goal was to be punny!
  • 1 0
 Knowing Pinkbike's proof reading, it was not intentional.
  • 1 0
 its a shame i don't speak German ..... but i will ride till i die and probably die riding!!!
  • 1 0
 Views österreich wird niemals zu deutschlang gehöhren und wird auch niemals das selbe sein
  • 1 0
 I ride with a fair few golden oldies, 50 plus years of age and boy some of them can stil shift like shit.
  • 2 0
 no idea what is being said! but rad video, hope im rippin at 65
  • 1 0
 i have no idea what he said but it sounded like he was a bad ass who just loves to ride
  • 1 0
 Besides the fucked haircut I can only HOPE to be as cool as this guy when I hit 65!
  • 1 0
 Dude the fact that he still has hair at 65 is amazing ! I know guys in thier 20's with less Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Dope video... Hope I'm capable of riding at 65...dudes arms are veiny as fuck!..
  • 1 0
 Bury me on my bike! Never stop!
  • 2 1
 HAMMER VIDEO - MADE IN GERMANY :-P
  • 1 0
 perfekt attitude! relax and move to the country
  • 1 0
 Can anyone on here actually understand what he is saying?
  • 1 0
 thats it am wanting a down hill bike now he has got his life down
  • 2 0
 Amazing video!!!
  • 1 0
 VOD! some serious riding here, subtitles is a must!
  • 1 0
 i heard a dasss, a weinershneitzel, unt heffenweissen and a sheizzer.
  • 2 0
 lovin these trails!
  • 1 0
 wenn ich alt bin möchte ich so sein wie sie!
  • 1 0
 that's it!! im putting fenders on my bike : P
  • 1 0
 as a good port wine..... gets better with age
  • 1 0
 The old dude has huge veins/arteries whatever at 3:15
  • 1 0
 Was one of those dudes riding brakeless ?
  • 1 0
 ein killa gramps, he's a true schredderWink
  • 1 0
 I pray i'm shredding as hard as he is when im his age!
  • 1 0
 Yeah! Pappa shred does it! I liked the whole movie. Keep shredding!
  • 1 0
 That man really apreciates his seat.
  • 1 0
 lol "o this is not good"
  • 1 0
 sick old man...
  • 1 1
 What was your excuse?
  • 1 2
 woot i got my first spam bot reply!

P.S.: my name is not Doris, f*cking fag

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