Piotrek Krajewski is back again for his sixth all-out post where he sums up his Polish daily duties, trip to Loosefest, and working his ass of at Bikepark Kazoora! Dig in for freshly baked up stories and thoughts from PSBMX’s own – Piotrek Krajewski “Kraja”!
Hello fellas, welcome again to my monthly article here at PSBMX.com! Hope you did enjoy the first half of holiday season and had lots of opportunities to ride! I would like to apologise for the absence of my last article but I was responsible for yet the biggest project of my life – Building track for Polish Nationals XCO at Bikepark Kazoora and the workload took most of my time.
I do have a new bike which is Dartmoor Bikes Blue Bird 29er. I will be testing it now so next month I will let you know guys what I think about it!
Szymon Godziek did something that will for sure be in the history books of road cycling by doing a backflip over the peloton of Tour de Pologne. This crazy ass dude did it on a road bike which is nuts! I just want to say that he managed to outdo my dream jumps because first, he did a flip over the old train and now this flip over the Tour de Pologne! Anyway, I won’t be first but still, I will do it one day! To compensate it I did jump over my friend Maciej Jeziorski during the XC Nationals. Not big deal but also in the history books 😀
So yes, the XCO Polish Nationals at Bikepark Kazoora – there was a lot of controversies about the fact that this event was supposed to be organized in Warsaw the capital of Poland located in the centre of lowland with basically no hills. However, we do have one small “Hill of Three Peaks” where the Bikepark Kazoora is located. Together with Warsaw Cycling Club, we have managed to designate 4 km loop with six driveways of the total of which one was with 32 degrees steep and 12 obstacles such as 3 drops, real rock garden, old 4X track, pumptrack, flow line and wooden balls. I’m so happy with the final result that came after 2,5 months of hard work from my colleague and myself. It was unprecedented for Polish XC scene to ride Nationals on such a demanding track but this discipline is evolving in the world so we wanted to raise the level in our mother ground and WE DID. Here is a link to the whole track.
In the mean time, we also managed to do some shows for the crowd that came to cheer up the riders during the nationals and we managed to shoot some dope shots with Szachimat. Check out this superman seat grab!
When this event was finally over we did go on a highly awaited trip to Belgium for the Nico Vink’s Loose Fest. The first thing worth mentioning is that something unexpected happened (believe me we saw a lot of bizarre things) while we were packing to Radical.Tours Car. The black dude approached us and asked what were we doing and after like 10 minutes of talking he said he was going with us – and that’s how Mokebe decided to join our trip!
LooseFest was one of the best events I have ever participated. So good atmosphere and despite there were only two lines it the Ferme Libert Bikepark it was just enough for our 4 days to stay there. Once again we have managed to wake up at 5 am and shot some awesome photos utilising the morning light with Szachimat.
And there was also this BIG LINE which was more than HUGE. All the guys that had the invitation to ride it were killing it and I need to underline it that seeing the bike and moto trains was super cool – I’m still stoked for this one!
Please send some positives vibes to Remy Dawg who had a massive crash at the last hip by overshooting it (how was this even possible while other riders had difficulties to clear it) – Remy Morton was killing it and without a doubt, he with Tom Isted were the best riders of this edition of Loose Fest. If you want to help Remy with his recovery go and donate some money to him here!
That would be it for this month – now I’m packing myself for another trip to Bikepark Chatel and then Loose Session at our friends from the Chech Republic! Stay safe and Cheers!