The Feartaker – Downhill Transfer w/ Mr. Schmid

[The Feartaker, span. "El quita miedos" - people say that this trail will take all fear off you. Try to believe.]

Well, the Transfer sessions with Mr. Schmid are by nature a great adventure, but this was by far the funniest ever.
First snow (15cm/6″)at Puerto Navacerrada (1800m altitude) made us first stop and think if we really should go downhill… and we were so happy to have chosen the right decision that we made the same trail twice that day.

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Downhill Cercedilla/Spain with Mr. Schmid

Friends from us run a bike store called Mr. Schmid in Cercedilla. Cercedilla is a little village about 1h by car north from Madrid right at the “Sierra” (the chain of mountains of the Madrid region).
Cercedilla is very easy to reach by train from Madrid. You can hop on a train from Atocha main train station and 1h20min later you’re right there.
During the summer, bikers are allowed to take the special Mountain train up to “Puerto Navacerrada”, which in winter is also a little skiing area (and bikers are not allowed on the train – boooooooooh!). In any case it’s more fun to go with Mr. Schmid and the “Transfers” they do: give them your bike and they’ll bring you and your metal horse uphill to enjoy fully downhill.

If you aren’t a downhill PRO, yet, don’t worry, they will teach you as shown in the video.

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