It was mid-April in Switzerland and we got a sunny day. Call us lucky so we could check some more spots in the Winterthur area. Google gives you all the spots. Type in skatepark, pump track, or BMX track and you'll get your options. On Friday Philip and I stopped by the Skills Park, a massive indoor park which would have been our go-to if the weather would have been shit. The Park was 250 meters from the hotel but wanted CHF 20,= per person to ride and CHF 3,= per person to look around. Needless to say our visit was short but we left the option open in case of rain. The air bag with run-up was huge though but not having any tricks to work on we did not pay for the entry fee to get to ride it.
It was Sunday and we googled the BMX track which was actually pretty near to the pump track we'd visited on Friday. Winterthur hosted several international BMX races back in the day so the name of the town sounded familiar. It's always nice to visit BMX spots, especially on sunny days. On arrival the Showa suspension crew from Belgium was there. They had the same plan of doing some riding on the day off. The track had received a tune-up and rolled pretty damn smooth. The first turn had received a smooth layer of asphalt. Think pump track turn but then 5 times the size. Not all turns had received the same treatment (yet) but for us it didn't matter. The Bensink gate wasn't set up for action but we spotted a downhill track behind the first turn. We gave it a shot and stayed on the BMX track afterwards.