June 17, 2009

Hydroelectric power station Avce - Fixed gear heaven

We were very lucky to had an opportunity to ride inside the accumulation pool before it fills with water!
Surface is very smooth hydroisolation coating, so perfect for riding.
That complex is reeeeeally huge.

More links about that power station: che avce, seng, čhe avce photos



There was a fence to restricted area, we had to climb over.

"It was really unexplanably cool. It's a strange feeling to ride, 'cause you are aware that your 'behind bars' (2m fence allround), but at the same time you feel free, 'cause it's so big."



And when you are inside that "velodrome" you feel really small, those walls are huuuge:



There's a little pool inside with its own beach:


rogmaraton wheelieing that beach:


Doing followcam (yes, movie comming soon)




Me clibing up a banking, its scary steep in real life.


...going down!!!


romantic ride =)


There's a nice kicker near the pool:




*new*
Film scans on this link



Thanks Soške elektrarne Nova Gorica for not giving us a hard time while we were riding in the restricted area

Riders:
Keki
Subtilen
Rogmaraton

>>More photos on flickr

Photos by keki&subtilen

Video comming soon!!

Peace

61 comments:

sveti jebem said...

AWESOME!

rogmaraton said...

...speechless...
I still get shivers looking at the pictures.
Muslauf rules!

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

One of the coolest things i ve seen so far on all the blogs available out there!!!Much props!

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

...[WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM DECEMBER 31st,BUT WE DONT CARE.WE DECIDED TO AWARD THE GUYS AT MUSLAUF
WITH THE "BEST POST OF THE YEAR" TITLE.KEEP IT AMAZING,GUYS!]..

Nuša said...

Uau!

gasper said...

where the hell did you find that gorgeous place

trashcore said...

It is really an insane spot. I have to get there to try the surface a bit..

Deluks said...

Wow!!
What's the ground made of? Earth, sand or concrete? That looks amazingly huge!

pierski76 said...

jawdropper!

Niek said...

That place is unbelievable, the images look surreal, can't wait to see the movie!

FRANK said...

AWEsome Picture and location!
When I was Younger I often come to Slovenia for canoing in Bovec and Tacen...Now I have to come for ride in the pool.

HERE's My contact...just in case..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityzencecco/

Anonymous said...

wow, you got like 2 feet of air that time

samuelkinburn said...

so sick - amazing place to ride and some real nice pictures too! reposted and linked you guys up over at:http://fixedgearleeds.blogspot.com/

Sam.

Gary Robbins said...

So cool!!
GR

furq said...

sweeeeeet...looks amazing! clean and calm but very very steep. nice bikes too!

Anonymous said...

From Milano Fixed to rogmaraton:

The post on Milano Fixed is titled "Ciclisti su Marte" (cyclists on Mars) because the location seems Mars surface.
"Fascisti su Marte" (Fascists on Mars) is an italian satiryc/comic movie against fascism and fascists and tell a ridiculous story about a Mars invasion by fascists.
So the joke was about the title of the post (ciclisti su Marte) but nothing related with fascists and you. Due the joke the autor added the tag with the title of the movie. I agree with you, it's not an happy joke.
Your italian is perfect and Fascisti su Marte is a great movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PstTGPp9wFw

I'm not a member of Milano Fixed.

Cheers
Ciao

FIX

rogmaraton said...

I'm sorry for my outburst on Milanofixed, but I didn't know about the moovie and so I didn't understand the joke. My bad.
Thank you for enlightening me about the subject and I really need to see that film 'cause I like italian comic films.

ironik513 said...

That's plain crazy!! Thanks for a new wallpaper!!

ZigaK said...

Congrats!
How long till the place is flooded?

sveti jebem said...

"Začetek poskusnega obratovanja elektrarne, katere naložba je vredna 115 milijonov evrov, pričakujejo v juliju. V celoti pa naj bi se HE Avče v elektro distribucijsko omrežje vključila jeseni. Gradbena dela na območju zgornjega bazena so zaključena,..."

According to this it will be tested in July. In the fall it should be fully operational.
So next time I am coming too with this: http://www.tekne.info/en/images/Water-Bikes-Pedal_boats-Pad.jpg
I belive it has fixed gear.

fbmrider31390 said...

i suppose riding a fixie and doin a fakie in a skatepark is cool too..... place is awesome, but who the fuck cares your on a fixie. 2 feet of air!!! wow i can bunny hop that high on my bmx bike. nothing is stupider then fixie riders glorifying "stunts" riding down a hill real fast! sick man

ryan said...

Such an awesome spot, and you guys go and make it look gay with your stupid fixed gears.
I like the sequence of the ten inch air and the suspense of not knowing if you actually landed.

Marcus said...

Velodrome of the Gods!

Haters- different strokes for different folks. If these guys didn't enjoy the moment, who would have?
Is masturbation better than sex? Sometimes; who am I to judge?

Respect all around.

Arnd said...

hip hipper hipster alert.
but the big hole look interesting.

Commuter said...

@ fbmrider31390 "....but who the fuck cares your on a fixie..." Obviously you do! You can do it on BMX, I can do it on a commuter bike, someone else may be able to do it with a penny farthing, why not? Would you be embraced?

ryan said...

Ok, let's put it this way. You could ride it on a tricycle and have a blast. A unicycle even.

Pictures of you doing it on either of those are going to look completely ridiculous. Unless it's a freewheeling unicycle going fast.

They took pictures, the pictures look retarded, people brought that fact up, end of story.

sveti jebem said...

You are ridiculous! It is a fixed gear blog, so let's put it this way: Retarded is someone who is visiting a gay porn sites and bitch about them being gay...

subtilen said...

It would sure be real fun with BMX there, but we had fixed gear bikes with us, because it looked like velodrome from pictures:)

Some people were riding motorbikes there, as you can see from skidmarks.

trashcore said...

Ryan, whine to whoever put the link up that got you here. We don't really care for your approval, but maybe that person does.

Cheers.

jeremy Anderegg said...

that would be so awesome if it wasn't a bunch of tools on fixed gears. you are the nascar of the cycling world.

trashcore said...

Talk about being a tool.. I think hating on the internet is the definition..

rogmaraton said...

to ryan: That sequence ended very sadly for me. I didn't manage to land my bike, I fell from my ten inch air and I died.
I am now writing this comment from Fixed gear heaven.
he,he

subtilen said...

wasn't that place fg heaven already? :D

jeremy said...

isn't fixed gear heaven a velodrome, where it originated? not a ramp.

trashcore said...

Jeremy. Look at the pictures and ask yourself what it really looks most like, a ramp or a velodrome and if you come to the conclusion that it most of all looks like a ramp, please tell me where I can find those ramps.

Cheers,

Anonymous said...

this looks SO cool. too bad these dudes are gay as the day is long!

Vic DeMille said...

This is so douchey. Get a real bike. Hipster slime shit

trashcore said...

Anon, I'm sorry things are rough for you right now, but in the end I'm sure you'll sort out both a good spot and your sexuality.

Vicdemille,
Who the fuck are you and what the fuck do you know about our bikes?

Cheers,

trashcore said...

All these haters must really like the photos, since they got the bandwidth exceeded..

getYOURselfAhobby said...

losers! ha ha!

now I'm going to go search out other things that I don't like and make fun of those people too!

I win! I'm soooooo cool, and have so much fun doing my cool guy things, that I barely have enough time to read blogs about stuff I don't even like.

AzuSuper said...

http://hkfixed.blogspot.com/2009/06/address-of-this-place.html

Nicholas said...

I'm all for fixed wheel as long as the riders who run without brakes keep them off the street. These shots are great, this looks like an amazing place to ride fixed, or anything for that matter. I wouldn't mind bringing a few bikes and a couple skateboards along with me for that.

driftingcreatives said...

That would be fun on a longboard also. beautiful panoramas. Nice work.

Ian Fixed Mag said...

Hey

We'd really like to use some of these shots in the next issue of Fixed Mag, I can't find a contact button - could you please get in touch with me via the www.fixed-mag.com site?

Thanks

Ian

eulogyforadream said...

Reposted on Norwich Fixed Gear blog. www.norwichfixedgear.blogspot.com . Looks amazing.

jacopo said...

http://maps.google.it/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=it&geocode=&q=milano+parco+nord&sll=41.672912,12.392578&sspn=26.233416,41.484375&ie=UTF8&ll=45.529595,9.204523&spn=0.001505,0.002532&t=h&z=19


we have it milano too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a rider's dream. Please, I want to see the video!

subtilen said...

We have problems with photo hosting, does anybody knows some good free site for unlimited bandwidth hosting, or is someone willing to donate some server space for hosting our images?

thanks

Anonymous said...

Hermoso velódromo!

flugr said...

c'mon guys, where's that video??...
awesome ride...

keko said...

Can't wait for the video !

Anonymous said...

fixed gear is for wimps and communists. try it on a bmx.

sveti jebem said...

Dear Anonymous, I have ridden BMX when I was infant and lived in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous, ILL RIDE MY BMX BIKE ALL OVER YOUR FACE! lol

Anonymous said...

Where's that video?

Chanceman93 said...

I'm so confused, why don't people like fixed gear bikes?

I know nothing about biking really, but I don't see why anyone would hate people just because they ride a bike with fixed gears. It seems childish and unjustified.

Nico said...

How cool is that! Awesome, let me know, when it is empty again...

wasabi said...

Mmm BMX, fun. Fixed gear bicycle... just as fun. The two are almost IDENTICAL. You can do any trick on a bmx that you can do on a fixed gear. We pedal backwards, you guys scuff. we bar spin, you bar spin. We manual and endo just like anyone else. We just have to keep pedaling. To us its more fun. Why don't you give it a try? Your knees will thank you! And to you guy, that must have been the coolest ride ever! I will have to find some dried up reservoirs around California this summer and there are plenty thanks to global warming.

Anonymous said...

cool!

Anonymous said...

meget interessant, tak

John Hebron said...

this looks SO cool. too bad these dudes are gay as the day is long!

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