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