>> Monday, 30 May 2011
Name: Nikolas Jellinek
Where do you live?: In the south end of vienna Austria, small flat, nice view ;)
What's your day job?: Light designer with www.moltoluce.com
What do you ride?
There are so many different styles and names for riding, I prefer the term "soulriding"! But predominantly I ride steep technical trails in the austrian/swiss and italy alps. Sometimes without flow, painful uphills...
For the fun and my motivation I also ride every year a handful of enduro downhill races like megavlanche, bikeattack etc.
What's your car? Battered old tank or shiny German mean machine?:
Bikes and Kit specs:
for the daily urban rides:
Giant Bowery Fixed gear, alpin white, gold chain
Best moment in your life so far?
The first ride after my broken femoral bone, 12weeks painful recreation, in the middle of the summer, without bike, without running shoes.
Where is the best place you been?
There are so many places every year... last year definitly the start of the megavalanche qualification - 12min later, my bike was a huge amount of discarded metal ;)
Have you ever been to the UK?
Yeah, two times, in London, but only for work, conventions, so ive seen my hotel, the airport and the convention center...
but i will spend in the future the one or another weekend in my freetime in Scotland and North.
What languages do you speak?
German, English, few words of Chinese and Italian
What's your local riding scene like?
The perfect playground for endurorides after the work, many stoniness, flowy trails, many wood... mostly a big overview over my home city, perfect for a afterwork nightride.
Favorite trail /place to ride?
Lago di garda, northern italy, the biggest playground for technical "players" like me.
My little Bro, a little boy with a very optimistic accomondation, a fighter, a player. (1 bad car accident, meet the death calmy)
Favorite bike product of all time.
The hydraulic disc brake.
What one thing can't you do without?
What's most important in your life?
My family, my friends, my health.
Worst job you ever had?
Parcel delivery boy with the Austrian postal service
What's the first thing you do in the morning?
1. turn the music on 2. toilet 3. coffee
What does the future hold for you with bike riding?
Maybe a place on a podium? Many new summit rides!
Maybe a explosion of a intergalactic force, to succeed the skills from dannymacaskill and chrisakrigg! :D
Who is your favorite rider?
Most embarrassing habit
Any shout outs for your buddies?
Close your Facebook and bulletin board sites and go out for a ride.
If you could have a beer with 3 famous people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Who drinks the most, Austrians, Germans or Brits?
Austrians, but the Brits are the loudest people if they are drunk.
Do you have a website?
Top 3 films.
Top 3 Books.
The Jackal, Essen ist meine lieblingsspeise, Captain Blaubär.
Top 3 tunes.
1.djuma soundsystem - - les djinns
2.kele - tendroni:
Lidl or Aldi?
both are sick.
Mac or PC?
Red bull or mineral water?
Mix them and you will feel the explosion.
USA or Canada?
Favorite Setup print ever?
Type t-shirt in all colours.
Halloumi (grillcheese from greece), with rucola and cherry tomatoes, a little bit of walnut-oil.
Any hobbies outside cycling?
Photography, workin on my old cars, cooking, chillout by cocktail/brown rum and cigars
Favorite sports outside of MTB?
Climbing, Hiking & Running
Any last shout outs?
Anywhere, anyhow, there is a way down the mountain.