Choice: Before Work Ride or Not - Video

Oct 3, 2017 at 12:50
by EwiaProduction  
Views: 21,448    Faves: 201    Comments: 11


Do not try to make an excuse. We always have that choice. Stay in bed or go for a ride before the work.

Location: Saalbach Hinterglemm
Rider: Matej Vitko

 everyweekisawesome



122 Comments

  • 85 0
 F**k yes. It always hurts so much to haul myself out of bed, but I have * never * regretted the dawn patrol ride.
  • 9 15
flag chyu (Oct 3, 2017 at 19:03) (Below Threshold)
 *Commercial break for ebike*
  • 7 0
 My favourite time of the day ! www.pinkbike.com/video/454631
  • 6 0
 The 10% of the time I actually make it to the trails and don't fall back to sleep on my couch with a coffee is 100% worth it!
  • 74 6
 he woke up at 6:00 and raves about waking up in the morning... come back to me when you want to make a video "before making breakfast to your kids, dressing them up and taking them to school, ride". For now enjoy your ignorance Big Grin
  • 16 0
 @WAKIdesigns: haha I thought that, I'm like 5.30 is my standard wake time, 6 is a lie in!!! I have to get up at 4/4.30 if I want a short ride first
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: totally agree!
  • 10 0
 And it seams to me his dog missed the morning walk (and toilet run) and was left all day waiting for him to come back from work...
  • 4 4
 @Ricardo-Sa:

he has a wife for this... Smile
  • 12 1
 @WAKIdesigns: so true Waki!! Better yet, talk to me about getting up for a ride before you have to cook breakfast for the kids, get them dressed, put on your hemmoroid cream, finish the fight with your wife from the night before, yelling at your kids in the backseat while taking them to school, and icing your crotch that you spilled boiling hot coffee over from swerving down a dimly lit road
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: So true I have a 6 month old and I'm now in that boat ha!!
  • 1 0
 @montgoe271427142714: I must say though, I ride less but I enjoy every ride more. After the kid falls asleep Gym is a great way to stay sharp. I had one year without the gym and it didn't end up well. Once you become every third weekend warrior, and don't do anything else, things start to go south.
  • 6 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Dogs over children for now, ignorance is bliss and more ride time Smile
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: So true luckily I get to hit the gym during lunch on the work week and I still get to ride on the weekends. Miss my riding after work for sure though!
  • 4 2
 @RideTahoe707: dogs over children forever!
  • 1 1
 Agh, double posted and self propped? I did not do that!
  • 3 3
 @DiveH: the only animals I like are those which kill people. My favorite scenario is an environmentalist/ animal lover getting torn apart by a Polar Bear.
  • 2 0
 I saw the title and thought @WAKIdesigns would be commenting tup
  • 2 2
 @dbodoggle: he's a decent rider, it's cool to watch, no doubts about it...but... those supporting themes of bike videos start to remind me of porn industry Big Grin Oh my toilet it is out, I have to call a plumber mmm... Mr. Dick Jefferson... that means I need to go to the woods to pee... hey! I can go there on me bike, that is a good excuse for a hard, haaaard ride...
  • 1 0
 I'd need to be on the bike at 4am if I wanted to get a pre-work mtn bike ride in. On the bike at 5am if I was going to commute to work via road bike
  • 2 0
 Sucks for all you all. I've got a kid and I still get out before work once in a while. My wife can cover breakfast from time to time. Dawn patrol is always the better way to start the day. And now that we're getting ready to roll back the clock, it's going to be the only way to get a ride in during the week.
  • 3 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Stop hating. 4:00 is the new 6:00. Suck it up buttercup. From: A fellow family man.
  • 2 0
 @genericmk: that thing with winter time is a crime against humanity, i wonder when the hell will we evolve beyond thisf
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: ^^^ THIS. You are SO right - add in time to get back from a ride shower then drive an hour to work
  • 41 1
 Awesome video! If only I had trails that close. The nearest trails are 1,5h away from here, so for a 1h ride i'm gone for 4 hours. Include eating and taking a shower, I would have to wake up at 02:00 AM. I did love my morning commute though when I had to cycle one hour to work. Especially when it's still dark outside and I'm cycling through this black silence, nothing or no one around me, just me, my bike, and the 30m of roads in front of me that my light brightens up. Feels like cycling through space, it's the most calming thing for your mind ever. Never thought I would like it until I tried it. Cheers to everyone who uses their bike instead of a car Beer
  • 27 0
 obviously you don't conmute in London, the most scary/dangerous/almostdietwiceaday thing I got to do on a bike
  • 13 0
 I have been riding a bike in Bangkok, I think that tops it hahah
  • 8 0
 @ismasan: London is a bit of a giggle, once you get over the fact that people are trying to kill you.
  • 1 0
 @ismasan: try Bangalore, India...........
  • 4 0
 @ismasan: Riding in London was a breeze, here in Brazil it is quite literally suicidal to ride on the streets.
  • 1 0
 @ismasan: I don't commute there, but ridden my bike there more often. Once also got the chance to ride at 5AM on a weekday, which was insane because all the streets were totally empty. Even Piccadilly, not a single person or car. Great experience, and crazy because you know that a couple of hours later it will be extremely crowded again.

Even after cycling in places like NYC, London, Cape Town, etc, my worst experience is cycling on busy roads in the middle of nowhere where cars pass you with 80km/h every couple of seconds, almost scraping me. I can handle busy traffic, but climbing up a road like I described with 5 - 10km/h is what I hate most. Every time I'm hoping the next car coming from behind won't hit me with that speed..
  • 1 0
 @Mattin: in favor of London I'll say that riding by night along the river between the Eye and Tower Bridge the most stunning urban ride ever, super chill and safe
  • 1 0
 @ismasan: yeah London is awesome for that reason. There are so many iconic landmarks.
  • 1 1
 @wittereus: well, tons of courier/cab drivers in London are indians, and they drive true to India style
  • 28 1
 or just go AFTER work...
  • 10 0
 Crazy idea! It'll never catch on..
  • 3 3
 In CO after work means you get to stop every 10 feet to let a hiker or horse go by
  • 1 1
 Not everyone can do that. Think family, kids, etc. Some people can even with this, but it depends on the situation and it's not always possible for everyone.
  • 23 0
 *mountain biker walks in*
"Hey boss, can I have today off? I think I just separated my shoulder. Gnarly OTB..."
  • 3 1
 yeah so over this way we have 2 years of sick leave.... a lot of shit can heal in 2 years!
  • 2 1
 @SillyTorque: Yeah well we have.... um..... Murica!
  • 24 2
 this is 'murica dammit.. we can't afford those OTBs like that.. they cost more than child birth...
  • 6 0
 Yeah, faking your own death and assuming a new identity after every broken collar bone is getting tedious.

Seriously though, nothing scares me like needing air lift, first for the horrific life threatening reasons, and two because just getting to the hospital would cost tens of thousands of dollars, at least. An ambulance ride costs $3500USD a mile where I grew up. Even small injuries are hard to manage when your insurance provider classifies your hobby as life threatening recreation not normally covered. So much fun explaining to HR too.
  • 1 0
 @LoganKM1982: I highly recomend to get some saline IV bags online for the price of a coffe each, so at the hospital yoy can save few thousands using your owns. Just kidding, sadly. They charge $500+/unit for f*cking salty water in a bag, nursing costs aside, no joke.
  • 18 0
 As a dad of 3 kids 3 and under. I dont get to chose when to ride. Before work rides are mandatory.
  • 1 0
 Tell me about it (same number of dependence here). Before work, or lunch rides. And who cares if you come back smelling of forest, its the best!
  • 2 0
 Hang on dude, just be carefull of total exhaustion! OTB come in no time when you cant get a proper sleep .... Other than that kids are awesome....!
  • 6 0
 @boxxerace: I don't think it's the forest I smell like when I'm done riding.
  • 1 0
 I used to before work ride, but the schedule with 2 kids just doesn't jive.
  • 1 0
 I'm right there with you buddy, just minus 2 of the kids. I have learned to love getting up at 4 am to smash some trails in the dark.
  • 6 0
 Shoot, if that's all I had to do before I rode in the morning, then I would ride everyday before work! But in my world, once a week I will wake up at 4AM, drive 45 min while drinking coffee, poop in an outhouse, just so I can pedal for 90min on some descent dirt. And I feel fortunate to have that opportunity!
  • 4 0
 Choice of where to live is mostly decided by:
1. Distance of commute by bike (long enough to get good cardio)?
2.proximity to trail system with bonus points if you can connect trails together to get home
3. Some other stuff like walking distance to shops and schools and stuff, safety of neighbourhood yadda yadda.
  • 3 0
 Awesome video, makes me jealous. I get up at 0630 for work, there's about 4 weeks in the summer where its light out early enough for me to rip off a 40 min road ride. I feel so cool for those 4 weeks! I would never have time for MTB though, I need a new job.
  • 5 1
 Before work ride - don't try to make an excuse, it's hard to get yourself off the bed. Lunch ride - don't try to make an excuse. After work ride - no excuses. Night ride - no excus... crap! I'm out of cocaine!
  • 5 0
 Nice trails but OTB going to leave a mark. I'M,m lucky if I can spell ride before work.
  • 2 0
 Never been and never will be a morning person. I'd love to do this but it ain't gonna happen. To get up at 6 is have to go to bed at 10 and that's not long enough after the kids to even do anything. Also it's dark here from now until next spring so it won't even wake me up. Maybe in summer, I have thought about it but then I think I miss my sleep too much!
  • 2 0
 I did this once when I couldn't sleep on a Sunday morning. At the trailhead before the sun was up, mist still in the air, fog still clinging to the river's surface. Watching the colours change as the sun slowly creeps over the horizon, nobody else in sight, wildlife still doing their nocturnal/morning thing before the trails get busy. Yes, that was a good morning. It's just a shame my work days start so early.
  • 5 0
 I have to be at my desk by 0600 ...
  • 1 0
 F— that mess...... 0730. At one time I had to be to work at that early... I changed shops.
  • 2 0
 Great video! I often do the same - up & out :45 minutes before sunrise, sometimes earlier. Beautiful to ride up, see sunrise from a high ridge and then ride down the trails!
  • 1 0
 that's commitment. I get a weekly pre-work ride in but don't show up until 10.... I'd like to thing I'd do the same if I had to work normal business hours, but..... yeah I totally would.
  • 4 0
 Have had many days of mud on legs under the pants at work. Got to ride when you can.
  • 1 0
 I ride usually twice a week before work.
Get up at 6.00am (june, july and august mostly around 5.30am) and I ride from 6.30am to 8.30am and I'm at work at 9.15am.
I'm lucky, the trail start at my house so I can do a good 20 kms of full MTB in the 2h time.
Actually with a kid, I found it easier to ride early in the morning when everybody is still asleep. So in the evening I'm with my family.
Of course, during winter time it meant to start by night (but I always finish with the daylight) and it could be hard to go out in the dark with the cold, but after 3min on your bike, you're fine and you enjoy the sunrise.
July and August are harder for me, because it's damn hot where I live (Between Provence and the French riviera).
  • 1 0
 Wish it was that light out for my pre-work rides! Add a little rain, darkness, and tiptoeing past the toddlers room and it's my perfect morning! I work construction so I arrive at work smelling like it's the end of the day!
  • 1 0
 oh I might not have worked to earn bred yet, HAHA I am just 21
but I used to do pre-school rides and always came late to school, sometimes, of course, i was too tired to do those rides but I still made it late to school, when I started doing volunteering job I did the same and getting late because of rides became kind of an issue, until I started studying PT ( Physiotherapy) I was still enjoying the bike ride, and always too my enduro since I was always attracted to discovering paths that weren't direct...

so, of course, i came late sometimes.

I realized that school and "normal" work isn't for me, and I have no problem eating pasta for 3 months straight so... now I am riding my bike, as much as I want, doing some super easy job here and there to keep me floating over water and trying to make my dream job come true, riding my bike in the mornings is an easy thing for me. always has been.

Hope you guys are doing what you love as well. Smile cheers!
  • 4 0
 Seconds later he realised he forgot his kit bags with his work clothes
  • 2 0
 Relax, it's all in the swat-box... maybe a lil wrinkled.
  • 3 0
 I wish I had the time and light available before work. It's dark when I leave in the morning now.
  • 4 0
 And dark when I get home. I miss summer.
  • 8 0
 @delawhere: that's why there are bike lights Smile

2 hours on Fromme before work today...
  • 2 0
 I don't mind the early morning ride, but I do mind doing this the entire time:
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  • 1 0
 Is that the spider web cleaning patrol?
  • 1 0
 I live 15 minutes from the trails so yes I feel the struggle between sleep and riding constantly. Heck if I lookout my window I can see the mountain the trails are on, the temptation is real!
  • 2 0
 This trail requires 1000m of steep alpine climbing. I doubt you can do this before work if you get up at 6. Unless you start your work day with lunch.
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I thought. And talk about living in a city.... Feels like you're not even alive, especially if you f***ing hate cities
  • 1 0
 Which trail is it?
  • 1 0
 @OndrejUrb: Bergstadl Trail in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
  • 1 0
 @meph: Thanks!
  • 4 0
 But what if you wake up at 6AM... for work.
  • 3 0
 I'm up at 6.30 to get to work on time, getting a ride in before hand would surely kill me...
  • 2 1
 i dont ride dirt before work.
but i commute by bike.
Sad all those that bitch about family taking up thiere time.
Be proud and happy you have a family.
if want somthing bad enuf you find time.
Your too busy?
Thats just sad.
  • 4 0
 Big OTB B4W!
  • 3 0
 thats why you work 2nd shift boyz!
  • 1 0
 Heck yeah! Start work at 2pm, so that leaves me all morning to ride! Even so, I still only do it 2-3 days a week. Can't come off too cocky.
  • 4 0
 nice shoehorn
  • 2 0
 that's what I'm talkin bout... grandpa style.
  • 2 0
 I took one from a 5 star hotel a client once put me up in. I leave it with my riding shoes now and use it everytime. When I put shoes on at the trails everyone makes fun of it. hahaha. But my socks (ride the thick Shimano ones) are always perfectly comfortable.
  • 2 0
 @SimonD: I'm down....My Gramps had a sweet silver one... I remember trying it out as a kid.
  • 1 0
 Even though I get less sleep, I have a lot more energy during the day if I can get a ride in before work. AND I'm a lot happier when I get there!
  • 1 0
 That trail looked great, if a bit jarring for a dawn patrol ride. I bet these roots do a great job of waking you up (or not, hence the OTB).
  • 2 0
 Before Work ride in Saalbach? Let me check, 7 hours drive to Saalbach, quick ride of 2 hours, 7 back. So nope.
  • 1 0
 started work shift 4 on 4 off 3 on 3 off 12 hours a day can't ride much between them but massive weekends make up for it when the trails are emptiest
  • 3 0
 1:26 = sick day
  • 1 0
 Easy choice, I don't start work until 1500h.. so I can sleep in and ride Razz
  • 1 0
 The kid uses a shoe horn? That's my dog! Proper line choice too. We should be together. HA!
  • 2 0
 any night shift riders!? that day off work 3am boredom is killler
  • 2 0
 Not sure I could go full enduro before breakfast
  • 1 0
 damn morning people! Evenings for me, like today when I'll leave early to get into the hills before dark
  • 1 0
 I really need to start doing this! No more sleeping in and no more putting it off until the weekend! I gotta get off my a$$
  • 2 0
 if i lived near that trail, i wouldn't bother going to work after
  • 1 0
 how did I know he was not going to be in construction lol thats my normal time to get up!!!!
  • 1 0
 F*ck that, I get up at 5:30 to get to work on time.
I ain’t getting up at 3:30 for a ride!
  • 1 0
 Probably end up in hospital instead of office after that OTB....
  • 1 0
 Nice vid, otb , ouch!!!, and it happens so fast. Ugh!!!
  • 2 0
 All in All , great vid.
  • 1 0
 Did it this morning. Loving Southern Hemisphere spring at the moment Big Grin
  • 2 0
 you cocky...
  • 1 1
 that's why you work 2nd shift boyz! NEVER ride before noon unless its race day! Now your learning
  • 1 0
 I work at 3pm... still living the bike/skibum dream at 30yrs old
  • 1 0
 Mato tak som ta aspon videl po sto rokoch Wink a jazdi ti to stale ako kukam
  • 2 0
 Nice song choice.
  • 1 0
 I'd leave my girl in bed to ride those trails
  • 1 0
 Hey, that poor dog looked awfully sad about not getting to come along!
  • 1 0
 fluoridated Tap Water !? Bad Choice
  • 1 0
 I’m going to go with ‘not’, but thanks for asking.
  • 2 1
 riding bike is my job
  • 2 1
 I start work at 4am Frown
  • 1 0
 Love it!
  • 1 0
 Couldn’t agree more
  • 1 1
 Some people often forget how little spare time normal people have
  • 1 1
 People think everyone works 9to5.

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