Having a large backyard has always been a dream of me. Not for the space, just to be able to build your own dirt spot, they way you want it. On 20 square meters you can't build much but luckily we've got some dirt spots close by which works. The Bensink family over in Voorst do have a dirt jump park built in their backyard and Philip and I paid a visit last Saturday. Unfortunately Niels wasn't present himself as he was racing in China so the big jumps did not see any riding but still the pump track section of the spot was good fun. Building and maintaining a dirt spot is hard work. You've got to love it otherwise it doesn't make sense having your own spot. More time is spent with the shovel in hand than the grips of your handlebars riding it. But then again, you are in control of what you're
I went to Niels's house to have a little session with him. We wondered who would be faster if we had to race on his trails / dirt jumps. So we took out the timing system and the camera and gave it a try! A bit of a different video than what you're used to from me, but I hope you like it!