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Epic weekend road trip!. From Suliwoods to northern Poland, loading vintage motorcycle into our Skoda, then long way to Bielsko Biała Herman Scooters and riding on perfect flow TWISTER trail!

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Added a new video Szwed Diaries 2016 ep.1 WEEKEND ROAD TRIP "Herman Scooters/ Twister Trail" 6/9/2016 6:50 AM
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Epic weekend road trip!. From Suliwoods to northern Poland, loading vintage motorcycle into our Skoda, then long way to Bielsko Biała Herman Scooters and riding on perfect flow TWISTER trail!

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Updated photo album life 6/7/2016 8:05 AM
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Updated photo album my playground 4/26/2016 12:42 AM
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Added a new video Sketchy quarry line. 1/30/2016 12:13 PM
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Katharsis location: Mount Sleza (Poland) rider: Szwed Szwedowski

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Added a new video Inspekcja Suliwoods w Srebrnej Gorze 1/2/2016 5:41 AM
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Testy nowych elementów na trasie C.

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Added a new video Autumn impressions on my favorite pumptrack in Czech Rep. 11/24/2015 9:17 AM
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Autumn impressions on my favorite pumptrack in Czech Rep.

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Added a new video SZWED UK TIP PART I 5/8/2015 4:39 AM
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SZWED UK TIP PART I

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Added a comment about video Ride Your Life with Szwed - ep.3 Kamikaze/Tahoe/Marin 11/2/2014 11:45 PM
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Buddy i said HI to You on a corral trail You were riding with friends when i was shooting Turner frame? One foot flatty? Manual all the time?

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Added a new video Ride Your Life with Szwed - ep.3 Kamikaze/Tahoe/Marin 11/1/2014 2:56 PM
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Welcome to the third episode of Ride Your Life with Szwed!

Ever since he was little, Peter has wanted to race the Kamikaze Downhill, ride the trails of Lake Tahoe, and visit the birthplace of mountain biking in Marin County. Finally, Peter made his dream come true! Join him for the trip as he explores these legendary destinations onboard his Swag50.

All photos by http://www.rafalbogowolski.com // 1 Shot from Kamimaze Race by Pbcreations.

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Added a new video 'Ride Your Life with Szwed' ep.2 Slovakia 8/12/2014 12:14 AM
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Slovakia is a home country for Kellys Bikes and our plan was to visit them and ride some of the great trails nearby. We spent cool long days riding an epic bike park located just 20mins drive from Kellys HQ .

We also got to check out a huge old abandoned slaughterhouse next to Kellys warehouses... that was scary... hope you will enjoy!

RIDE YOUR LIFE

song: Freedom Hawk - Stand Back

Credit: mkuczynski.pl

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Added a new video "Ride Your Life with Szwed" ep.1 Catalonia 6/17/2014 3:31 AM
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Drive off, or rather take off to Catalonian coast Costa Brava, more specifically to the biking resort Giverola was the first adventure from my "Ride Your Life with Szwed" video blog project, on which I work together with Kellys Bicycles. Giverola is a huge resort that looks like a little town. Once, the place was owned by Spanish post, now it prospers successfully as a Swiss biking center.

A huge amount of mtb trails and road tracks, skatepark, equipment rental, bike shop, instructors, gyms, SPA, swimming pools, mini golf courts are at our disposal. Tossa De Mar is the nearest city, county La Selva. It's a big area in which mtb trails are located and their sheer number makes riding with a guide a reasonable choice. Our guide was Lukasz Komar - he has lived there for six years and he really did an excellent job showing us around.

First day was spent putting our bikes together, luckily they made the trip and arrived in perfect condition. We then went exploring the trails in neighboring bays like Cala Pola and Cala Bona.

The trails were good fun and I must admit that once I was riding down with my heart in my mouth.

The trip was planned for a whole week, which made it possible to get to know the local tracks well. The three best known trails of this region are the Fipu Trail, the Natil Trail, and the Rosamat Trail:

Fipu trail.

Fipu trail.

View over Sant Feliu De Guixois.

Natil Trail.

Rosamat Trail.

Now, a few words about the interesting history of origins of these trails. For a long time cork collection was conducted in seven year cycles in the area and trails were and are used by the cork collectors. For the last few seasons the trails also see other use, in the form of more frequent mountain biker visits. Routes run close to the sea, so the views are marvelous. On a daily basis I ride in the Sudety Mountains back home, so the biggest surprise for me was the base of Catalonian tracks.

Heated sandstone in diverse varieties give sensational grip even during rain - it's the kind of surface you can delay braking on to an absurd moment. When exploring the Serra De l'Ardenya, the mountains that we are talking about here, plan ahead with regards to your water supply. You can't count there on streams, rivers or other water sources like you may be used to back home. High temperatures, as well as vast distances between towns are all good reasons to make good preparations before heading out.

Our most difficult day was over ten hours in the mountains on the bikes, practically without a break.

That day we finished by a downhill ride on Tossa de Mar ridge by sunset.

Last two days of our stay in Catalonia we spent on road. Quality of tarmac, clearances, beautiful views make Costa Brava the perfect place for road cycling. The amount of cyclists that we met during ride was for me a great surprise, as well as their age diversity.

Round through medieval Tossa De Mar (XII century) was also quite a big experience for me. It's not everyday that I'm able to ride through a nine hundred years old castle by the Mediterranean sea.

Coming back, because of a night flight from Girona was quite tiresome. We hadn't slept over thirty hours and because of fog our landing was moved from Wrocław to Poznań. A few hours in a bus and we finally arrived in Wrocław extremely tired. That incident didn't of course influence on the overall satisfaction from trip. I truly recommend Giverola to all biking fans. There are many places to ride, weather is almost always good, the views are beautiful and the cuisine is a topic for a whole other article.

Pictures, edit: Michał Kuczyński mkuczynski.pl

Text: Piotr"Szwed" Szwedowski

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Added a new video Kellys Bike Season Opener / EMTB.PL Enduro Mount Sleza 5/10/2014 6:53 AM
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Kellys Bike Season Opener / EMTB.PL Enduro Mount Sleza Poland.

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Added a comment about video Follow JC EWS#1 Part2 4/22/2014 1:29 PM
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anyway the whole "enduro" trend is great for our industry, diffrent wheel size, apparel, helmets etc, etc

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Added a comment about video Follow JC EWS#1 Part2 4/22/2014 8:55 AM
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I know that i'm not a smart one, but still after couple of those "enduro everywhere" seasons i'm not able to understand what's the diffrent between Enduro and Dh. looks like enduro is for those who are not fast enough for a proper dh event and not strong enough for xc race.

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Liked a comment on the item You Moved There for Mountain Biking? 1/14/2014 6:36 AM

Cool, we have one aswell, great companions although a bit lazy