PUMP TRACK – Bike festival VIENNA

 

Nice to drive just 30 minutes…to get to a nice race in VIENNA.

Like every year we have a bike festival in Vienna where normally the dirt jumpers are flying in the air. But this year the 4x/ BMX pros where pumping in circles.. So did I too. I took part at the Masters of dirt Pump Track race and I must say I did quite good. I beat many boys and made it into the top 16. I had a great heat with Clemens Kaudela the track builder and didn’t make it to easy for him to catch me. 🙂

An other good thing was that Denise from Iriedaily travelled to Vienna for the FOX HUNTING race and so I met her again. Funny.. we didn’t meet in ten years once and now in 3 weeks two times.

Vienna Bike Festival PICS

PUMP PUMP PUMP

My race season officially kicked off. So was my first stop the capital of Germany, Berlin. I got invited by Jost the 4x World champ. He is organizing the Pump Track Battle World series so I took my hardtail and my BMX bike and drove up to the North. Actually I didn’t drive my boyfriend did and in the back of the car we had our newest family member – a 6th month old silver Labrador Retriever called Merlin. The journey went fine and I was excited to race again. The race was great and the level was high. I felt again the race adrenaline and was “pumped” to be there. My bike worked fine my new wheels rolled fast and at the end I placed 3rd. I was happy with the result because to be honest I haven’t ridden a pumptrack for a while and it is not my best discipline.  Apart from the great race and the very nice exhibition a other main reason why I came here was to meet one of my longest sponsoring partner, Iriedaily. I remember very well. 10 years ago it was very trendy to wear skater pants with boxer shorts and I bought an Iriedaily Baggy Jeans and though  “WAU” I really like this Jeans and so I asked Iriedaily if they want to sponsor me and since then I am riding for them. I counted 10 years. Such a long time. Just my sponsor R.S.P supports me longer.

And apart from this I have some sponsor changes as well. I am riding for NORCO Bikes this season and for the new Board- Shack Team. I also have Verival,  Novatec Wheels , Ogio bags and HT Components new. Norco is one of the brands I wanted since 3 years now and I stoked to get the deal this year. I am excited about the bikes and race season with this new strong partner in the back.

Some of you know that I love cereals and so I have a cereal sponsor who makes it much easier for me to get up in the morning knowing I will get a good cereal bowl. Thanks VERIVAL

Then I have Novatec Wheels and I run the Factor Carbon Wheels. HT Components gave me click pedals which I found are better than the Shimano ones. I always had problems with at the gate to trust that I won’t clip out but with those I can be sure.

So my next stop is this weekend Vienna at the Bike Festival. There is pumptrack race. So next chance to improve my Pump track skills. cu Helene

 

 

NIVA!- No DIVA Jam Session in Saalbach Hinterglemm 0.3 Juli. 2015

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Du bist ein Female-Rider, hast Bock auf Gravity und Geschwindigkeit? Fühlst dich bereits ganz sicher auf deinem Bike und möchtest die nächste Stufe erklimmen? Vielleicht sogar dein erstes Rennen bestreiten oder einfach deine Fahrtechnik verbessern? Dann bist du der NIVA! -NO DIVA – JAM SESSION am 3. Juli. 2015 genau richtig! 

Der Camp Tag findet im Zuge des Glemmride Festivals in Saalbach Hinterglemm ( www.glemmride.at) statt und der Focus liegt in der Downhill- und Endurotechnik. Mit FemRide Teamchefin, Michèle Quint und mit mir bekommt ihr Spezialistinnen an eure Seite. Wir haben einiges geplant und das „Icing on the cake“ ist noch, dass du ein Goody Bag gesponsert von ION, BABY-G, IRIEDAILY , Maxxis und Coco Juice bekommst. (im Wert von 250 Euro)

Du kannst wählen, ob du dich für das Rennen am Sonntag auf der Proline vorbereiten willst und bekommst Tipps und Tricks von mir, oder du möchtest ein klassisches Fahrtechniktraining machen bei Michèle. Je nach Nachfrage wird es zwei Gruppen geben.

Zeitplan:

9:00 -10:30 Startnummer holen (bitte vorher bei www.racement.com anmelden für die, die das Glemmride Downhillrennen mitfahren wollen)

Beginn:

10:30 – 10:45 Zusammentreffen der Gruppe – Aufteilung etc.
11:00- 12:30 gemeinsames fahren auf der Blue Line
12:30- 13:00 gemeinsame Mittagspause

Gruppe A (Helene)  13:00 -17:00 Pro Line Training
Gruppe B (Michèle) 13:00 – 17:00 Bike Circus Saalbach ( Blue Line, Milka Line , Z- Line je nach Wunsch)

Nachdem ihr dann Samstag sicher fleißig selber gefahren seid und vielleicht Fragen habt, gibt es noch eine Nachbesprechung bzw. eine Rennvorbesprechung.
Samstag Nachmittag: genauer Zeitpunkt und Treffpunkt wird dann bekannt gegeben

 Du brauchst dafür eine Bike mit mindestens 150 mm Federweg, Protektoren (Knie, Elbogen, Rücken), lange Handschuhe und einen FullFace Helm. Was du nicht brauchst sind Profiskills, die lernst du ja von uns 🙂 Ob Racerin oder Anfängerin jede Könnerstufe ist herzlichst willkommen. Was aber schon wichtig ist, dass du Trail oder Bikeparkerfahrung mitbringst.

Anmeldung hier

Kosten: 149 Euro pro Person
max 12. Teilnehmerinnen
Bei Fragen einfach mailen an info@viennabikeacademy.com

 

Goody Bag 🙂

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NIVA – No Diva

So finally I relaunched my new website. In the world of tablets, smart phones and the social media overkill it was necessary.

What have happened since new years. Quite a lot.

I have some sponsor changes and some totally new sponsors. I left the Hayes Group or more they had to leave me. So I have now e*thirteen wheels, cranks and chain guides for my DH Bike. I have also a new SIXPACK – RACING cockpit  new stem, new bright neon yellow handle bars and new grips – actually my favorite once – I like it thin. I also left Michelin and riding now Maxxis tires. I  ride now for BABY- G the watch company and Troy Lee Designs.

I stil with Alutech, Acros, DIRTY, R.S.P. , Carbocage, Iriedaily,  Dr. Martins Coco Juice, SPY Optics and Giro Shoes.

I am also still with Alutech Cycles, but they changed the team members so Michèle Quint is riding now with me and we are the women team from Alutech called NIVA . I didn’t know Michèle very much, just from seeing on festivals. So I travelled with my boyfriend and another friend to Portugal to take part at her Surfing / Biking camp. So I could get to know her better and see how we come along with each other. That was very important for me because after some disillusioning experiences with some other riders I am became very careful with whom I work together and plan things. I have learned at the end everyone looks after themselves first.

But to sum it up I am very happy to have her as a team maid and the 2 weeks proved that we on the same vibes. I had great week so much laughing, riding and surfing together. The tracks were nice we had a very helpful and funny driver / guide. We rode in San Miguel Bike park (near Faro) and also in in the mountains of Monchique. The surf house was nice , just a little bit crowded but nice.

 

For FULL HD you have to watch in on vimeo directly.

Portugal Trip

And after my nice holiday I had some photoshoot going in on for Shimano. Can’t really say much about it – It was just great – nice crew- nice weather – nice hotels- good food. okay not so much riding but still wonderful to be in the mountains with shorts.

Photoshoot

In the mean time until my first race in Winterberg (Ger). Until this I have to do my homework like every year. Gates, Sprints, Gym, Jumping and getting better and faster.

see you on the track Helene