bmx edit 2010

last year, i was not as motivated to ride as i was in the years before. this was a whole new experience for me, because after all, bmx has been my main leisure time activity for the past 6 years.

i felt frustrated with my progress (or lack thereof), with the options for riding i had (spots, skateparks…) and with riding alone most of the time. this resulted in me riding only seldomly. it was weird not to ride every single time i had some spare time. i felt like i couldn’t identify myself with being a rider anymore. that was a strange feeling!

maybe i needed this little break. in 2010 i was hella motivated again. i have no idea where this motivation came from, but i’m glad it finally came back.

i put together a little edit of my riding. of course, because i didn’t ride much for a year (and maybe aswell because i’m getting older and more scared ;)), i’m not seeing as much progress as i was wishing to see. but still, i love riding and i’m proud of the things i have learned. thus, i wanted to share my footage with everyone who is interested.

here you go:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/17472657]

strolling around on the rax with my mom

recently, i invited my mom to come to the rax with me. the rax is one of the bigger mountains in the eastern part of the alps, about 1 hour by car from vienna.

we took the cable car to the top and went for a walk to the ottohaus. it was rather windy and a bit of snow had already fallen there, so we tried to make our way through the snow without getting our shoes wet.

i really enjoyed this little getaway together with my mom. it’s nice to spend time with loved ones!

here are 2 pics.

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my mom enjoying the view – yes, it was windy!

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me looking good in front of an even better looking mountain ;)

3 weeks camping trip through europe – video #1

this year, roman and me chose to do something different for our summer holidays: we rented a caravan and drove nearly 7000 kilometers through south europe. before i post about the trip in detail, i wanted to show 2 videos we made.
here is video number one: me, goofing around with my bmx on one of the camping places we stayed at. this was in “el escorial” in spain. enjoy!

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/16023034]

…this line is just a joke of course. we just had a good time and tried to make the most of what we had to ride there.