and I didn't like that, so I decided to quit racing and started "freestyle".Now I can ride whenever I want to.
Do you believe you have an advantage to jump big sets of doubles because you know how to pedal fast?
Bart Mol: It doesn't matter if I pedal fast. Racing jumps are not so steep as dirtjumps, so it's easy to make it with a steep takeoff for me because, I know how to jump.(and because I can pedal fast)
Can you describe a few differences between going to the races and going out to the trails?
Bart Mol: When I went out for racing, I knew that I was going to train really hard and when I go out for trails riding, I know that I have a really good session and just chill. And no more full face helmets for me :D.
Are there any similarites between racing and going to the trails?
Bart Mol: Yes..we ride on the same bike and we jump doubles.
Are riders like Brian Foster an example for you?
Bart Mol: I didn't even know him when I was a racer, so it isn't a example for me.
How many weekends per year do you spend on the road with your camper?
Bart Mol: I spend 2 or 3 weekends per year in the camper. With the Masters and this year also with the redbull backyard digger in Doetichem and maybe I'm going to plan a little roadtrip for the end of this year.
Which trails have you visited in 2008?
Bart Mol: I went to Mx trails, Hoogstraten in Belgium, Bochum and the Abflughalle in Germany and in Holland I spend my holiday on the A4 trails.
Was there a jump anywhere that was too big for you to jump?
Bart Mol: I still haven't found a jump that was to big for me, but I am sure there are somewhere. The biggest jump I jumped was 11,5 m on the mx trails in belgium.
What made you decide to go brakeless?
Bart Mol: Because my brake cable was broken and I was too lazy to buy a new one. I already buy a new cable so I'm not brakeless anymore.
Have you missed any turns because of it yet?
Bart Mol: I just rode brakeless for one month and didn't ride trails with turns in it.
Have you turned up at a race track without brakes on your bike?
Bart Mol: No, I didn't ride brakeless on a race track. I think that's too dangerous without brakes.
Are you going to watch the Olympic race live?
Bart Mol: Yeah, I will watch my old team mates, make it to the final!
Who do you think is going to win?
Bart Mol: I think Maris Stromberg, because he's the world champion.
If there is one Dutch rider to make it to the Podium, who do you think it will be?
Bart Mol: For sure, Robert de Wilde!
Bart Mol: Thank you for this interview. I want to thank Ruud Knepper for learning me tricks and also Sven Schuilenburg for filming and photographing.