Stefan Schlie was the first Person who did the descent down from the highest mountain of Germany the ZUGSPITZE (2962m) in 1997. 14 years later he repeated the adventure. Together with his friend Philipp Foltz they did not only the downhill. They were walking and climbing tho whole way up to find the downhill/ freeride pleasure. Thanks to the shoe equipment of FIVETEN! They had a save feeling in any situation!!!
Hey,yesterday the first edition of my Bavarian Junior Session took place at my hometrails:We had a great day with perfect weather conditions. Over 60 young guns under 18years old rode the Jam session contest split into two categories. The younger ridershad the chance to ride the small lines and the riders with more skillls could showthem on the bigger sets.Also pro riders from Munich like Rob-J, Maggi Baumann, Moritz Zapp and FlorianBerghammer showed there new Tricks or helped me in judging the Jam Session.
On Sunday I raced Super De in Kranjska Gora. In this race you ride a track that is downhill and xc. I did my practice run on freeride bike but for race I rode my downhill bike, because the track was more down hill than up. There were two race runs, which combined gave the start list for super finals. In first run I was 5th in Elite, in second I was 4th which combined meant 5th place in Elite (15th place overall) before super finals. In my first run I crashed and my elbow was bleeding hard. In...
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to ride with Five Ten's own Greg Minnaar. Luckily for me it was not in his natural habitat (going downhill really fast). This weekend’s ride was going to take place on pavement with skinny tires. This was not just any ride, it was Levi's King Ridge Gran Fondo. The term "Gran Fondo" is Italian for "great background", but most often loosely translated to mean "Grand Ride". Levi's King Ridge Gran Fondo’s 7500 riders and incredible scenery translates to an incredible experience.
Jess recently visited Jackson Hole for some laid back riding between races, and Kyle Walcott captured the occasion on film. Enjoy!