Michal Kosik: Back on Wheels
One of the Horsefeathers team riders truly stands out from the crowd. Overcoming a back injury which left him on a wheelchair, Michal Kosik came back with boundless energy and optimism to get back into the sport he loves. Making dreams come true demands Mike works hard on himself, trains intensely. He lives the lifestyle of a true biker in a manner that deserves great respect. One of his dreams was a freeride trip to some expansive natural playground with his custom built quad bike.
There was no reason to linger, so we immediately took off to scout out the location and decide where to film and shoot. The whole are was amazing – so many great spots that everywhere I looked I saw a line. That’s when I realized that Gaspi has helped me make may dream of freeriding in the open nature come true. And to be honest, the last time I rode such great terrain was when I still had the use of my legs. Since then, I usually focused on bike parks, but this was finally a true and perfect natural freeride spot.
Rest of the day was dedicated to planing the ideal lines. We found a perfect setting which guaranteed the best freeride riding ever. I knew this was it. From then on, we just rode up and down the beautiful dominating mountains, filming and shooting along the way. The weather was perfect and it turned out that this became one of the most amazing trips in years! I don’t think I need to write morel; the photos will tell it all.
However what I need to mention is a line of thanks. I would like to thank everyone, especially all my sponsors and partners which have made this possible. I want to thank Vectra foundation and welovecycling project by Skoda Auto. Jan for great photos and Marty for super video. Ales for taking care of us and for being my legs whenever I need (get well soon!). And Gaspi? This is a guy I admire and I am really glad there are people like him that are willing to go out of their way and selflessly help others! He is my HERO!!”