During the course of more than a decade, I’ve be heavily invested in Hard Enduro, first as a rider, later as a helping hand in organisations as well as a trainer. Upon returning from where-ever I’d been, racing, organising or training, I’d come home with impressions from much more than just the riding. Hard Enduro takes you deep into the mountains and you oftentimes meet people and cultures you’d normally never meet.
The sportive aspect of my journeys started taking up less and less space and what remained with me was the cultural meetings in the mountains, in the villages and in the in between moments in every day life.
So when one day telling my dear mother about all my cultural encounters while working in remote mountains she said, why don’t you write a book and name it SideTrack, as you’re obviously more impressed by all the other stuff?
SideTrack refers to all the extra experiences my lifestyle as a Hard Enduro affiliate has given me, and I will start this book, or whatever it turns out to be, on my next trip. Or maybe I’ll start with something I’ve already lived and experienced, I’d just have to dig deep in my archives of photos and notes.
Or maybe nothing happens. I’m not exactly a writer, I don’t know what it means to write a book, let alone a story for a magazine, but I do have stories to tell, so click on one of the titles below and follow me to….