Video & Photo Story: Take A Lap with the Orbea Enduro Team's Vid Persak

May 17, 2021 at 16:49
by Orbea  





Vid Persak feels a constant attraction to the mountains, they have an almost magnetic bond. The deep woods of the Carinthia region in Northern Slovenia are where Vid grew up, evolved as a rider and are also the place the young rider of the Orbea Enduro Team calls home nowadays. These forests and their trails helped to forge that connection with the mountains. It is in this environment where Vid feels alive, and if he is on a bicycle even more so. In love with mountain biking enduro riding and being an “all-road” athlete, Vid opens the doors of his life to us and shows us his restless and outgoing character. Get to know the person behind the rider through this photo story and video.

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Born and raised in Šentanel



Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Home rides with his team manager, Primoz Strancar

bigquotesI´m always stoked about life!

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Riding small motos older than you on the trails is fun, fact


bigquotesI enjoy every season even more than the one before"

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
There's no shortage of pretty decent mountain views in this region


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Besides riding bikes, studying and being a mtb kids coach, Vid manages to find time to help out his family at the house and his uncle's farm


bigquotesI would describe myself as a hardworking guy. I think I'm a humble person too and I don´t need many things in life. Maybe that´s why I am happy!"


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team



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Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Trailbuilding sessions with friends are also common


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Off for an XC ride


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Petzen mountain in the background


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


bigquotesThat was the first race that I did. I still remember that they were all pissed at me a little bit because they took me to the race and nobody expected me to ride that well. I won that one. That´s where it all started"


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Vid's home trails are World class. Here he's riding one of the trails that were part of the 2018 EWS Petzen-Jamnica


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Getting some air time even on flattish sections


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Some loam...


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team

bigquotesI think it's pretty important to stay in school, learn different things and get a different perspective on life as well"

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


bigquotesEspecially I love to coach kids, I think kids are always so authentic in their attitude. No matter if they are angry or happy, they always show their real face"

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


bigquotesTalking about Orbea, "Everyone there is so passionate about bikes. You feel like part of the family. It is the people that work there who make the company, not the bikes"


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Roots. Vid's grandpa used to work in this mine in the past century

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
In for a ride in the mine...


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Riding the Black Hole trail in the tunnels of the lead and zink Mine of Mežica


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Vid leading his friend Anej Štrucl, mtb guide and '18 EWS organiser, into the darkness


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


bigquotesTaking time for each other. That is the value you are looking for. I think that, is what people are forgetting these days"

Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team
Vid is happy with sharing his skiing and mtb passion with his older brother


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


bigquotesWithout joy and fun in life, it is all ruined I guess"


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Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team


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No


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place


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like


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home!


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Take A Lap with Vid Persak Orbea Enduro Team



MENTIONS: @orbea / @raceface / @Maxxis / @foxfactory / @shimano / @fizik / @crankbrothers / @Galfer




32 Comments

  • 18 0
 Really great video. I enjoy these behind the scenes glimpses into a racer's life, especially someone from another country who lives such a different lifestyle. Envirous of that terrain and land to build on!
  • 8 0
 Thanks mate the crew was all time, we are glad you enjoyed it! Btw. Slovenia is such a rad small but insanely beautiful and nice country! Maybe a trip here one day!?
  • 2 0
 @persakvid: I can second that. Went there last year for the first time (for hiking and climbing) but I will surely return with my mountainbike. Beautiful country, great people.
  • 11 0
 Well done "Wheat". That's a pretty honest reflection of the you that I know. Good to see Primoz! Keep it up. Be savaaaage.
  • 5 0
 Thanks Dave the Savage, appreciate it! Glad to know you and hope to meet again soon! Keep it real!
  • 1 0
 Hey man, hope the see us next year ... cross the fingers !!!
  • 11 0
 Great kiddo! Awesome life philosophy. Keep it up!
  • 2 0
 Thanks mate, appreciate it!
  • 9 0
 So well done... that video gave me the feels. I try and maintain that same attitude in life. Thanks for sharing!
  • 6 0
 I tried my best to show a small piece of a beautiful life we live in Mountains! All the stress is down there not up here!
  • 6 0
 I'm in North America, so the scenery in this part of Europe is especially fascinating for me. The pictures are artwork, and this dude shreds. I admire his contribution (mtb coaching) to the local community. Cheers.
  • 5 0
 Yess mate the landscape here is amazing! Thanks for kind words my goal is to give back to the community that brought me where I am today! Simple as that!
  • 4 0
 These Orbea video's are the best team/rider perspective pieces I have seen. Wonderful insight to the riders and their lives outside the "tape". Very tastefully done.
Keep up the good work Vid and see you out on the EWS circuit.
  • 1 0
 Thanks mate, see you out! Take care
  • 7 0
 Great vid, that mine is crazy!
  • 3 0
 Thanks bro, the Mine Trail is Savage! Was one of the first to rode it and still always stoked to go in!
  • 6 0
 Slovenia is an amazing place for riding, food and good mood people.. all the best Vid! see you in Aviano Enduro next week!!
  • 1 0
 Yess mate, same as Italy! Glad to have such a sick neighbors! Yess see you there stoked to see some of your trails!
  • 5 0
 Loved this piece. Your outlook on riding and life is spot on. The underground trail is so unique and awesome.
  • 2 0
 Thanks mate, means a lot! Yeah the underground trail is awesome I am guiding in tours and I still stoked to go ride in!
  • 3 0
 Wow, Vid has such a great attitude and approach to riding and life, not to mention awesome riding and trails! Super inspiring video: makes we want to go riding in Slovenia! Hats off and best of luck this season!
  • 2 0
 Thanks mate! Really happy and inspiring to hear that! Take care!
  • 2 0
 In my opinion this is the best area for proper trails in this part of EU. Part from couple of EWS track, plenty of good natural trails. Black Hole Underground trail is out of this world! So much to ride here! Vid, great job promoting our region worldwide, cheers!
  • 5 0
 Bravo chemp! Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Yess!
  • 5 0
 Legenda
  • 1 0
 Thanks!
  • 2 0
 Man, this area looks so much like the eastern slopes of the rockies here in Alberta
  • 1 0
 Sick mate, as long as you have dirt you are all set!
  • 3 0
 Top shit! Razturaj naprej!
  • 2 0
 Hvala! Sam gres!
  • 2 0
 Hvala!

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