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PROJECT: personal
ATHLETE: Marc Maurer

Voice over from the short movie „DER JUNGE MUSS VON DER STRASSE“

“Back in the days I always thought I need to ride as many kilometers, or meters in elevation as possible… Or that I have to have a high average speed. At some point I realized that it was total nonsense! I just want to have fun and want to be free, riding my bike.

I don’t want to torture myself all the time. I just don’t like the whole performance idea… If you’re out riding with a group of roadbikers for instance, nobody is smiling – everyone has a dead serious expression on their faces, that’s simply not my world.

For me, riding my bike means moving myself, being in nature, being exposed to the elements, doing sport, exploring new cultures, travelling. For me, riding my bike means happiness… Jap, that’s it basically.

There is no weather where I wouln’t ride my bike,I actually ride at any type of weather. It doesn’t matter if it snows, rains, storms, it’s windy, foggy or butt ass cold. I simply love being outdoors enjoying riding my bike at any type of conditions.For example, I would never ride on a wheeltrainer at home, I would never do that. For me, the entire idea of riding your bike would get lost.

You realize how little you actually need in life. You don’t need a lot of equipment for being happy or being able to travel. All I need is a small tent, a camping stove, a sleeping pad and sleeping bag and I’m totally fine. I love to immerse myself in other cultures and getting to know other countries intensively. It’s just a whole lot nicer for me to travel for a long time.

Of all things in life, freedom is most important to me. And when I’m on my bike I feel absolute independence

My name is Marc Maurer and I ride bikes.”