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Aug 10, 2018 at 4:13Aug 10, 2018
Practice Photo Report: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018
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Video: Ride the Alps with Ramon Hunziker - Episode 1
I really don't want to sound like a backward dude. But after seeing all those edits from the Chatel Mountain Style I am kinda worried. I have been to Chatel and the region for many times over the years, I remember when they started to build on that side of the hill. I am also into Skiing and I know that nature has to pay a big price for our hobbies. But that amount of building on a mountain is just over the top. I mean yeah, more attention for mountainbiking, we need to push the sport. But for a slopestyle (or Bigmountain or whatever) course which is not open for more riders during the season, this is plain destruction of nature. I know, you can always argue where to start, but watching that vid made me sad. Especially for one big reason: That kind of building is counterproductive for trailbuilding on local trails. Outsiders that are not into Biking see the huge effort for events like Mountain Style and the way nature is formed for that purpose. Take that: The nature is formed! Sorry, guys, I had to get that off my chest. I like the action and the progress of the sport. But that is too much for me, it is a contradiction in Mountainbiking. Cheers, the riding in the video is still awesome!