Haibike Introduction Video

I am so thankful to be part of the Haibike family. I already had some great adventures with Haibike and I can’t wait for more.

Love you guys and girls.

 

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Niva! No Dive Race camp 5-7 Juli – Glemmride

 

Ja es ist wieder bald soweit das Niva ! No Diva Race camp is on. Du kannst mit mir 3 Tage racen, viel lernen, an deine Grenzen gehen, Spass haben und fühlen wie es ist ein Rennen zu fahren. Vielleicht hast du das eh schon erlebt, aber ich bin 3 Tage bei dir coache dich. Verrate dir alle meine Tricks von 20 Jahren Rennerfahrung und das alles in einer netten Mädlsgruppe die gleich wie du racen wollen.

Außerdem bekommst du eine mega cooles Goodie bag. Angefangen bei einer neuen Go Pro  Hero, SP Gadget adapter, HT pedale, Skull candy kopfhörer, propilot lenker, Iriedaily outfits, Verival Müsli, Coco drinks, Praxis worx goodies, Maxxis goodies. Also ganz viele coole Sachen. Du wirst sie lieben.

Also anmelden. Es gibt nur noch einen Platz. (Stand 06.Juni.2019)

bis dann eure Helene

Wann?

5-7 Juli 2019

Wo?

Im Zuge des Glemmride Bike Festivals in Saalbach Hinterglemm  (PLZ 5753 / Österreich)

www.glemmride.at
www.saalbach.com

Für Wen?

Du bist ein Female-Rider, hast Lust auf Aktion, Spaß und eine neue Challenge. Wolltest immer schon einmal ein Downhill Rennen mit fahren, aber hast dich noch nicht drüber getraut. Bergab fahren oder technische Passagen und Geschwindigkeit sind voll deins und am Besten in einer netten Mädlsrunde?

Du fühlst dich bereits ganz sicher auf deinem Bike und möchtest die nächste Stufe erklimmen? Dann bist du der NIVA! NO DIVA – RACE genau richtig!
Schwerpunkte 

Fahrtechnik am Downhillbike und Enduro Bike

  • Drops springen
  • Wurzelpassagen meistern
  • Anlieger richtig nehmen
  • Gaps springen
  • Schrägfahrten auf Wurzeln meistern
  • optimale Linienwahl
  • Steinpassagen meistern
  • Grundspeed erhöhen
  • Bremstechnik verbessern

maximal 4 Teilnehmerinnen (3 Tage – Freitag – Samstag – Sonntag)

Preis: 350 €

Anmeldung für das Rennen unter www.racement.com (open Women) 

Wir treffen uns Freitag 10:00

  • FREITAG, 5. Juli 2019
    12:00 – 18:00 Uhr // gemeinsame Startnummer abholen
    12:00 – 15:45 Uhr // Pro Line offen, dass nützen wir gleich und fahren gemeinsam
    17:00 – 19:00 Uhr // Track Walk
  • SAMSTAG, 6. Juli 2019
    08:00 – 14:00 Uhr // Pflichttraining – 2 Läufe (nur mit Startnummer)
    14:00 – 14:30 Uhr // Streckensperrung, da gehen wir dann gemeinsam Mittagessen.
    ab 14:30 Uhr // Seeding Run (Pflicht) – mit Startzeiten
  • SONNTAG, 7. Juli 2019
    08:00 – 11:00 Uhr // Offizielles Pflichttraining
    ab 11:30 Uhr // Rennlauf

Nachbesprechung

Bei Fragen einfach mailen an info@viennabikeacademy.com oder anrufen 0043 650 8381111

Allgemeine Informationen (bitte bei Teilnahme lesen)

Das Kursbike sollte mindestens 150mm Federweg haben und für Downhill und Freeride ausgelegt sein.

Falls du kein eigenes Downhill Bike haben solltest und planst eines zu kaufen, bekommst du bei Intense cycles Europa einen super Preis auf ein Neurad. Bitte rechtzeitig anfragen bei Helene.

Für absolute Anfängerinnen, die gar keine Downhill Bikepark- Erfahrung haben ist die Racegruppe zu anspruchsvoll.

Du brauchst  einen Vollvisierhelm, Langfingerhandschuhe, eine Brille, Knie, Rücken, Elbogen Protektoren. (Falls du keine eigenen Protektoren haben solltest bekommst du von uns Protektoren geliehen. bitte nur bei der Anmeldung sagen.)

Die Liftkarte ist nicht im Preis inbegriffen.

Wer in Saalbach übernachtet sollte darauf achten, dass das Hotel ein Jokercard Hotel ist, weil mit der Jokercard bekommst du eine Liftkarte gratis.

Die Racegruppen Teilnehmerinnen bekommen bei der Rennanmeldung eine Liftkarte also keine kaufen.

What are my plans? 2019

I have to be honest the last month were not the easiest in my life and I got all the time sick and then finally very sick.  But now I am all good and getting back on track and getting back in shape. My body and my mind needed obviously a break. Sometimes it is like that and you can’t change it. Just sit it out and be patient.

How you can see I got my new DH bike and I love it.  My heart has always belonged to downhill so I am super happy to own this bike now.

The Haibike XDURO DWNHLL 9.0

 

  • DÄMPFER

    FOX Float X2 Factory, Luft

  • BREMSE

    Shimano Zee M640, 203mm / Shimano Zee M640, 203mm

  • STEUERSATZ

    A-Head Tapered

  • VORBAU

    Haibike Components The Stem +++, Direct Mount

  • RAHMEN

    Haibike Aluminium 6061, 27.5″, 200mm

  • ZAHNKRANZ (HINTEN)

    Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42 Zähne

  • KETTE

    KMC e11S

  • REIFEN

    Maxxis

  • SCHALTUNG

    Shimano XTR M9000, 11 Gänge, Deore XT M8000, Rapidfire

  • GABEL

    FOX 40 Float Factory, Luft, 200mm

  • GEWICHT

    25,6

  • LAUFRADSATZ

    DT Swiss FR1950

  • MOTOR

    Bosch Performance CX, 250W, 25km/h, 75Nm

  • SATTELSTÜTZE

    Kind Shock LEV-DX, Teleskop, 31.6 mm

  • DISPLAY

    Bosch Purion

  • MOTOR-HERSTELLER

    Bosch

My plans for this year are:

  • To ride my bike as much as I can.
  • To do my NIVA! No DIVA Race – Jump- and Ride coaching weekends
  • To do photo projects
  • To do a workshop tutorial series
  • To race at Crankworx Innsbruck, Kalnica, Windischgarsten and few others  I feel for.
  • Building up my VAN . DIY . “ oh my gosh I hope i can do this. „

WUP WUP 2019 is calling

pics by STEFAN VOITL / HAIBIKE

IT’s official now. I am Haibike Hero

I am so excited and happy to announce that I am now officially an Haibike Hero.  And this Bike is one of my new beauties.  Some of you might know that I am not a bike uphill pedal fan but with Haibike I found the perfect partner. I will work with my teammates (Andi Wittman / Sam Pilgram/  Maximillian Semsch / Yannick Granieri) on projects I will be at different events as a brand ambassador.  But because my heart belongs to racing I will still take part in races and will do my NIVA! No DIVA race camps.

My new ride the XDuroDH

Austria Gravity Finals win / Mariazell


This year was the second time the Wexl crew organised this event. Last year I won it and had so much fun.
Because it isn’t just a bike race. It is something special. You have to run/ hike up a steep hill then you have to race with a stand-up paddle 4 times back and forward on a small lake and then finally you ride down with your bike a Bikepark track but without a chain. This time it was also my birthday and I was very determined to win this thing again. I gave all especially at the uphill run and at the end, my effort, in this category, saved me and I won again.

 

 

Wexl Trails Surf and Turf / 1 st Place / best birthday present

This year was the second time the Wexl crew organised this event. Last year I won it and had so much fun.
Because it isn’t just a bike race. It is something special. You have to run/ hike up a steep hill then you have to race with a stand-up paddle 4 times back and forward on a small lake and then finally you ride down with your bike a Bikepark track but without a chain. This time it was also my birthday and I was very determined to win this thing again. I gave all,  especially at the uphill run and at the end, my effort, in this category, saved me and I won again. It was also my birthday and one of the best birthday present ever.

Golden decoration merit of the Austrian Republic // TV broadcast

I don’t know if other countries have this too but in Austria, you get a special reward when you get a World Champs medal. And so I got invited to be honoured in the first district of Vienna. And the Austria sports minister gave it to me in person. The Austrian TV was also there and I got interviewed, which was broadcasted the next evening in the prime time.
The next day I also got invited to the „day of sports“ event in Vienna and I got another award. My name was also written on the big Wall of fame.
I was so proud of myself and it felt so good to get the respect and reward for your achievements. Of course, I do it for myself in the first place but it just feels just good to stand there and get a fancy golden medal.
Thanks, Republic Austria for this honour. 
These are my beauties. I am so proud of myself to achieve this.

NIVA! No DIVA 2018 // „My personal highlight of the year“

„My personal highlight of the year“

It is a lot of work and it is a lot of responsibility aaaaaand it is a lot of fun.
I absolutely love my racing and ride camp.

I had again some amazing personalities. Very strong women and personalities.

Like every year, the NIVA! No DIVA weekend is based on the racing and riding group. I have the „RACE“ group from Friday to Sunday and my guest coach the „RIDE“ group on Saturday.

This year I, unfortunately, all started with a big tragedy. My other coach GLORIA had a serious work injury one week before the camp. She must have had few guardian angels with her because she nearly died. (head injury). She is getting better her mother told me but it is a long way back and I wish her all the best.
So I had to find quickly another coach for the Saturday group, which I did Manuela Walder.

 

 

My race group was very special and strong.

This year I had a very interesting mix of women/ girls.Freda /34/ Flightatendent: A good friend of mine, who always wanted to take part in my race camp since the first day. But always something cropped up like an injury one day before the camp started or her children or the job but this time she made it. But this year she made it and she was amazing. After every training run, she got better and better and the final run she said was the best of all. So delivered on point and improved by 4 seconds with a time of 4:55

Sarah / 28 / architect: A women who live just in the other valley (Leogang), rides very well but wanted to know for herself if she is fast or not compare to others. One good reason to race. I had the feeling she was a bit nervous, her family and friends came to watch and in her seeding run, she crashed hard. But she kept on riding took one painkiller and fought it out. She raced very well in her final run and found herself in the very good 12th position. She was very happy and it was officially proved that she is fast with a time of 4:43

Kathrin/ 32 / IT- specialist:  Kathrin is a typical sportswoman you could tell. Her mindset was so focused and strong even if her body was not. She competed in the past on skis so she knows how racing works.
I mean who would come up with the idea to take part in a race camp without any time on the bike for 3 years (baby break), someone with a lot of confidence I would say. During practice, she was on the limit (also her bike). But at the end, she scrapped some energy from somewhere and just missed the podium by one place with a time of 4:45.

Mira / 12 / Student :
About three weeks ago Mira’s mum called me and asked me if I take also 12-year-old ones and said that she rides very well. I just said: „yes of course“ and was super excited to show I girl so young the world of racing. When I hung up the phone I was thinking:“ How tall is a 12th-year-old one. What can she already do? Did I say too quick yes? Will she fit in the group? Does every mum say about the child that she is extraordinary good? “ I had no idea to what exactly I said yes.

But in the end, it was all good and this young lady was extraordinarily talented, exactly how her mother said.
She had the fastest seeding run time and with this time (4:34) she would have also won on Sunday. I am saying would because she got a puncture and a chainsack just before the finish line. But instead of giving up she dragged her bike down the last slope. But this is not the last time we will hear from her.

My race run worked out well for me and I found myself on the top spot at the IXS Rookies cup race in Saalbach Hinterglemm with a time 3:59. 
Fredas Final Run was her best of the weekend. I just say right on point.
Manus Ride group on Saturday  
This year the Niva! No Dive ride camp was again booked out and again the weather was perfect. Saalbach Hinterglemm is such a beautiful place and because the Glemmride festival was running the city was packed full of riders, brands, spectators and more.
The riding group started early and went to the top of the Z- Line, where Manu showed the girls the basics of Mountainbiking. It is crazy who quick you can improve just when someone tells you from the outside what you should change or do. So yes the girls improved a lot and by the end of the day, the elbows pointed to the side, the knees didn’t touch the top tube anymore at the same time, the break lever got touched by one finger not two and many more things…
Manu the riding coach in her element at the Hacklberg trail
Elbow out and eyes straight ahead. 
I want to say a big thanks to David Keusch the filmer, Christian Fessl the photographer and Saalbach Tourism for the hotel and of course to my sponsors, who support me. 

Goody bag supporters: Go Pro, R.S.P, Iriedaily, Verival Bio, Dr. Antonio Martins Coco Drink, Maxxis, Skull Candy, SP- Connect, Epic-Wear, Novatec Wheels, Selle San Marco, Carbocage,

and Troy Lee Designs, SP- Gadgets, Spy, Ciclopia, DVS, 9point8, Praxis Works, SR Suntour

Crankworx Innsbruck // Crankworx Les Gets // Road Trip

„Crankworx Europe was a blast“

Some of you mind have followed my IG account (maybe you going to @helenefruhwirth :-))  but for those who haven’t I was on a road trip with my crew and had some awesome 3 weeks. Lots of chairlift minutes lots of minutes on the road but I so many more fun minutes on the best tracks in middle Europe.

Everything started with our VAN in Bikepark Königsberg, then to the great Velosoltion Pumptrack in Wals, then to the Bikepark Leogang and then to Bikepark Innsbruck., then Bikepark Morzine, Crankworx Les Gets, Bikepark Chatel, Bikepark Brandertal and Bikepark Geisskopf.

Crankworx Innsbruck was great I raced there the Downhill and the Pumptrack races. I had so much fun at both events. All the big MTB names were there and everyone enjoyed. I saw a lot of racer girls all over the world who I don’t see that often. I had a good final run and find myself at the 15th spot, which was very good for me. At the pumptrack race, I finished 10th, which could have been better. But I am not theeeee pumptrack expert. Something I have to work on.

Crankworx Innsbruck was awesome
Crankworx Les Gets DH: „After a high comes very often a low“

What should I say I guess Les Gets is a very special place for me and I didn’t expect that the past tense will hit me that much. 2004 I crashed in my World Champs training day number one at a big step down because someone else crashed and lied in the landing. I hurt myself dramatically bad that the doctors told me I will never be able to lift up my arm or even ride a bike. I disappeared from the scene for about two years working on my health and proved the doctors wrong.2018: During the track walk I felt fine and confident to hit the jumps but in my training runs I didn’t. Not even one single jump. My whole mind said „NO WAY“. Every run it got worse and worse and in the end, I found myself crying in the van because I had no clue what I can do to overcome my fear and get out of this self-doubts. Until my race run, I didn’t find a solution but still started. My run was the worse for a long time but I was happy that did it and could say at least I didn’t give up. 

Crankworx Les Gets Pumptrack and Dual Slalom

Again in the Pumptrack, I gave all I had and I had a lot of fun and finished again at the 10th place. In Dual Slalom I made into the final on Saturday and I really liked the track. It was fast with some nice burms and the grass turns were tricky. My first heat was a tough one. I raced against Rachel Atherton, who won also at the end.To sum it up with I had some ups and downs in Les Gets but at the end the ups were overweight.

Pumptrack riding is so much fun. All in or nothing in 15 seconds. 
After 20 years doing all by myself, I can say I am a good mechanic.
I want to say a big thanks to my sponsors, who support me. Go Pro, Iriedaily,
SR Suntour,Verival Bio, Dr. Antonio Martins Coco Drink,  Troy Lee Designs ,
Skull Candy, Novatec Wheels, Selle San Marco, Carbocage, Maxxis, SP- Gadgets, Spy, Epic-Wear, Ciclopia, R.S.P, DVS, 9point8, Praxis Works, 
My next stop is the Eurobike so I guess I will see some of you there and then after I have my Niva! No Diva Race camp in Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Chatel was definitely my favourite bike park on this trip
I really love this place (Chatel /FRA)
finding my balance is sometimes harder than it looks 

„Hang in there and you will win!“ // Kalnica Bikefest // 4 races 4 wins

Last race weekend was a special one for me because it showed me that I still have the pace and I can achieve whatever I want as long I believe in myself. The result was 4 wins from 4 races.

„As long you believe in yourself you will be fine. “ my mother always says

 And she was so right.

The Bikefest in Kalnica (Slovakia) is one of my favourite event of the year. So I didn’t want to miss it for sure. We arrived on Thursday evening and on Friday the whole spectacle started with the pump track and Dual Pumptrack race. Unfortunately, the weather was at the beginning very bad and it rained very heavy so the pump track race was more „a pedal as fast as you can and not try to slip away race.“ But still fun and I ended up on the first spot. YEAH. Good start for me. Then at 3 o’clock, we raced the dual pump track and I won the qualification but not my first heat, which brought up the fighter in me. I hate to lose and so I thought to myself „No way, i get beaten in the second run. I want to win this. So I won my second heat clearly and we had to race another one – because two wins win. It was very exciting and stayed focused and won the third run as well. But I have to admit it was very close. 

On Saturday evening I raced the Dual Slalom. It was soooo much fun and I was soooo tired at the end. But it was worth it. The burms were sharp as a knife and the crowd wild like a tiger. I had much fun with the other racer chicks and we did one „FUN RUN“ after the other until we were nearly too exhausted to race. I won this race too, WIN NUMBER 3 in my pocket

On Sunday I raced my favourite race – the Downhill. I wasn’t sure if I will beat the young guns again this year and looked very well for some good lines. I didn’t win the qualification and maybe that was good because in the race run I stepped out of my comfort zone and did two new jumps and didn’t touch the break at all at two places, which kind of scared me. And so I managed to walk away with another win.

I want to say a big thanks to my sponsors, who supports me. Go Pro, Iriedaily, SR Suntour, Verival Bio, Dr. Antonio Martins Coco Drink,  Troy Lee Designs , Skull Candy, Novatec Wheels, Selle San Marco, Carbocage, Maxxis, SP- Gadgets, Spy, Epic-Wear, Ciclopia, R.S.P, DVS, 9point8, Praxis Works, 

My next stop is Crankworx Innsbruck and Crankworxs Les Gets.

IXS European Cup Race // Downhill // Maribor

Na Bumm“ these words describe my weekend best.

A long time ago I saved the date in my Google calendar „Maribor IXS European race -13-15 April “ and my boyfriend kept asking me if I will go or not and until the last possible second I couldn’t tell him. I was so unsure and worried about so many things. Like did I spent enough time on my DH bike? Will I do all the jumps? Will I be capable to do this? Questions I normally thinking about but not kept me away from trying.

But then my racer heart couldn’t resist and went. Afterwards, I am happy that I said YES to all the challenges, stress, the great track and seeing all the old World cup friends. Because this race wasn’t like a normal IXS race. All the top WC riders came I guess because of the following World Cup in Croatia and it was great. I had so much fun and I like the track very much. I raced many times here so I could remember very well. Some new bits of course but not so much different than the years before.

My practice went well and I apart from the jumps I felt good. The weather was great and it was nice to meet other racer girls again. In my qualification run, I tested myself and my strength and was happy that all worked out how I wanted. But I have to be honest I wasn’t ready for the jumps something stopped me and I said to myself next time. In my race run, I gave all and improved my time by 15 seconds and ended up on the 19th spot. I am was happy with my race run and the weekend.

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Niva! No Diva race and ride Camp girls only // @ the Glemmride Festival

Register:  www.viennabikeacademy.com

You are a female MTB rider, ready for some action, fun and a new challenge.

You always wanted to race a downhill race but you didn’t want to do it alone and didn’t know how? Downhill, tricky section and speed is your thing and you like the share your MTB passion with other girls and also wanted to be coached by a woman? You are ready for the next step to improve your riding skills.

Then is the NIVA! No Diva Jam Session the perfect girls camp for you.

With a world champ medalist Helene Fruhwirth and the Austrian Pumptrack founder and DH racer Gloria Schnopfhagen.  You have two great coaches next to you, who will make this weekend unforgettable for you.

The girls have planned many nice things and the icing on the cake is the phenomenal goody bag.

You can choose between the RACE and the RIDE group. The race group will take part in the IXS Rookies cup race – riding and racing on the proline the whole weekend. Helene will guide you, help you and show you how a professional deals with racing.

Gloria has the RIDE group, where you learn all the MTB basics and the advanced stuff the whole Saturday without racing stress.

The main focus for both groups.

•    Jumping drops

•    Jumping doubles

•    Roots section

•    Railing berms

•    Jumping gaps

•    Of camber roots section

•    Line choice

•    Rock section

•    Increase your speed

•    Breaking skills

 

The RACE Group has maximum 4 girls, and the RIDE group maximum 7 Girls.

Registration for the race www.racement.com (open Women)

from 15.MAI.2018

any questions just write to info@viennabikeacademy.com

Race group Helene

The timetable is not 100 percent sure

Friday:

depending if the racetrack is open in the morning we can ride together there

16:30 Welcome

****GOODY BAG ****

16:00 numberplate pick up

17:00-19:00 Track walk together

 

Saturday

09.00 – 14.00 Uhr Training on the race course

14.00 – 14.30 Uhr  track closed so we have lunch

ab 14.30 Uhr Seeding Run  (you need this run just for the start order)

After: Go Pro Videoanalyse

Sunday:

08.00 – 11.00 Uhr  Training

11.00 – 11.30 Uhr   track closed

ab 11.30 Uhr  race run (this one count)

having a good time after and reflect what has happened in the last days.

 

RIDE group Gloria:

Saturday:

9:00 – 10:00 WELCOME everyone and goody bag surprise

10:00 – 10:15 Bike check

10:30 – 13:00 Bike Skills Training on the Milka Line / Z- Line

13:00 -14:00 Lunchtime with the RACE group

14:00 – 17:00  Bike Skills Training on the X – Line and the Hacklbergtrail

if you have a question feel free to ask  info@viennabikeacademy.com or call 0043 650 8381111

 

Gloria and Helene are happy to ride with you on the nice trails.

 

Regular information:

for the registration, you have to fill out the registration formula.

You have to pay in advanced.

In the Ride group, your bike must have min 140mm travel and must be a full suspension bike.

In the Race group, you should have min 16mm travel a DH bike would be the best.

If you don’t have a DH Bike and you are planning to buy one, just ask Helene and she can help you to get a good priced Intense Bike

If you are a total Newbie you can’t register for this Camp

You need a full face helmet, long finger gloves, a goggle, Knee, Elbow and Back protection. If you don’t have on of these ask Helene she can lend you some.

The lift ticket is not included in the price

If you stay in Saalbach make sure you sleep in „Joker card“ Hotel because then you get the lift ticket for free.

The Race group gets a lift ticket at the race registration too.

 

„Schneefräsn“ Riding on snow

This winter the Bike Magazin Lines and the crews from the different venues organized snow races and they were great.  The ones who know me well know I can’t stand the cold but thanks to my heating shoe inserts and warm gloves I was able to „survive“ outside and raced two races. The first one in St. Corona am Wechsel www.wextrails.at and the second one in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Both couldn’t be more different. The Wexltrail was short and not so steep. The Glemmride meets Glemmbang was the opposite – the course was fast and steep. I liked both, but for sure the one in Saalbach was more challenging.

At the Wexltrails I got 1st and at the Glemmride race, I got 3rd.

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wpid-IMG_20180311_234336_989.jpgValentina Höll won, second got Yana Dobnig.
wpid-DSC_7149-01.jpegWexltrails was so much fun so I decided spontaneous to ride in Saalbach too.

Niva! Ni Diva is back

Nivanodivashort2018From all my events and camps I do. This is my favourite. The Niva! No Diva Race and Ride camp in lovely Saalbach Hinterglemm. It is for a woman, who wants to get better on the bike, wants to share their passion with other girls, wants to learn new things and races her first downhill race together with me.

You are a female MTB rider, ready for some action, fun and a new challenge.You always wanted to race a downhill race but you didn’t want to do it alone and didn’t know how? Downhill, tricky section and speed is your thing and you like the share your MTB passion with other girls and also wanted to be coached by a woman? You are ready for the next step to improve your riding skills.

Then is the NIVA! No Diva Jam Session the perfect girls camp for you. And the icing on the cake is the phenomenal goody bag.

You can choose between the RACE and the RIDE group. The race group will take part in the IXS Rookies cup race – riding and racing on the proline the whole weekend. I will guide you, help you and show you how a professional deals with racing.

Gloria has the RIDE group, where you learn all the MTB basics and the advanced stuff the whole Saturday without racing stress.

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You find detailed info about the timetable, prices, goody bag and registration here www.viennabikeacademy.com. The places are limited: RIDE max 7 girls and RACE max 4 girls

Thanks to my sponsors:

GoPro, Sp Connect, R.S.P, Epic wear, Iriedaily, Carbocage, Maxxis, Verival Bio, Coco Drink, HT Components, Selle San Marco and many more

gender disaster

This time I want to tell you something from my private life. When I am not training and racing I work one or twice per week in a bike shop in Vienna. I love it most of the time but there are days when I want just tell the customers straight in the face. Surprise I have an idea about bikes and don’t have balls.

One day a customer came into the shop and I asked him „Can I help you? He tried to ignore me and so I asked him again politely. „Do you need some help? And finally, he replied, “ No thank you can’t help me for sure!“ I asked again and said, „We won’t know if you don’t try.“ He was quite arrogant and rolled his eyes and replied again. „I am pretty sure you don’t know this, girl.  So I stepped back and made the way free to my college. My college heard the whole conversation with one ear… and when the customer walked up to him and asked him the question he said „sorry I am not an expert in this but she is. She knows everything about this rear shock.“ But guess what? He didn’t come to me and asked me he just looked angry and left the shop.

This is just an example of many what happened nearly weekly to me just in the bike shop and I am wondering when it will ever stop, all this gender disaster. I hope someday but I guess the world would be too simple and too nice when everyone starts to treat everybody how they would like to be treated.

Don’t do this mistake too like this man in the bike shop – leave prejudices and intolerance behind you. You will be surprised.