Bikepark im BERGWERK – Mountainbike unter der Erde im alten Untertagebau | Fabio Schäfer Vlog#214

Bikepark im BERGWERK – Mountainbike unter der Erde im alten Untertagebau | Fabio Schäfer Vlog#214


[Music] [Applause] Yo, people, what’s up? I’m here at a pretty abandoned place in Thuringia. I’ll quickly show you what it looks in the background, so that you can see a bit what I am talking about. [Music] I am standing on top of a bike park here. Yup, today we will go underground into an old mine where actual mountain bike trails with jumps await. I’ll show you some of the terrain now. I will have a look around with you. [Music] [Music] [Music] So, you can see I already equipped the bike with a lamp. On my head is a lamp. Time to get serious. It is now time to enter the gorge below ground. Now I will introduce you to Lucas. He is responsible for the whole thing. Hey! Tell us, what can we expect? Well, we will encounter a fairly labyrinthine path system. For someone who is not familiar with it, it is absolutely unclear where we’re going. Narrow corridors, wide corridors and many obstacles built-in. I have registered us and the fact that we are now in the mine, so if something happens and we are not able to exit again, someone will know that we are in here. Over 250 kilometers of corridors, things can become a bit scary if you know that we are all alone down here. It is probably completely dark? Definitely 98% of the whole mountain. But the visitor area is well-lit in any case. As you can see, we are a total of three people today and here comes Nina. Hey! Hey! Nina is currently guiding all the tours since Lucas tore his ACL. Exactly! So, tell me, when do you do this, how often are tours offered here? Quite a bit at the moment! I’m down here every weekend, guiding tours. I have been doing this for three, to four years now. Let’s say for as long as I have been riding a mountain bike. I basically learned how to ride a bicycle here. [Music] Wow, it gets very warm here. Head! Wow, I am not used to this! If you are wondering why we call out all the time, there are certain commands and we always pass them on. So that the person behind you know what’s coming. Left! How did the car get in here? Pretty strange to drive around here. The entire time, you expect to get stuck with your head. Especially, if you have a lamp like this which is a bit higher. But this is so much fun even if everything still seems unfamiliar and you are amazed the entire time because everything is just so unreal and not at all like in the woods or whereever else you generally ride. After all, we are also passing through 300 years of mining history. That means, the mine was active just as long. Iron ore, copper, silver and limestone were mined here. That is how up to 250 kilometers of 250 kilometers of corridors were created on five floors. They are connected via shafts or transverse passages. Back here is a shaft like that. Mine Shaft 04! We always stop there to take a small break after the introductory round. After that, the tour really starts. Head extreme! Nice! [Music] I am totally ducking my head all the time! You can’t see it right now. [Music] You just saw the last jump, which I cased pretty hard and now despite Tubeless, I actually have a flat tire. We have been pumping the whole time, but I am now pushing the bike more than I am riding which is very unfortunate. And of course I have all the possible camera equipment with me but no extra tube because tubeless tires don’t go flat… So that you get to see something after all, I would suggest, let’s film Nina and Lucas a bit while they’re riding around. [Music] [Music] Well, I made it back to the surface, despite my flat tire! I hope you enjoyed this video! Bam! And the battery was empty! I am back home now and hope you had some fun with this crazy location. It was really something special riding down there. A very strange atmosphere down there. And for people who might wonder what kind of lamps I used on helmet and handlebar, just click on my new secondary channel Fabio Schäfer – Reviews. In the future, you will find various product reviews, test and field reports there. About my bike equipment, my video equipment or anything else. From now on, I would like to use this main channel for the essentials, for adventures I get to experience. Vlogs, travel and so on, and keep dry product reviews completely out of it. So, I would be happy if people who are interested in such tests would check out my secondary channel and subscribe. You will also find the helmet lamp test from this video there, and more to come in the future. Thanks to all who have watched so far. Hope to see you for the next video. Well, take care, until soon! See you! If you liked the video, give it a thumbs up! Here you can subscribe to my main channel. Next to that is to my secondary channel reviews, in the middle is my clothing label Scrape Gear, and the video description contains a link to a detailed list of my mountain biking and video equipment.