I guess you can call us active. A new area, a new trail, a new video or a photo session is always in our weekly schedule.
Our job lately became a bit more demanding. Marketing strategies became complicated issues to discuss and create, while the need for new footage, photos and ideas is always on the table. On the other side, time to scout new trails, connect new areas and design new routes is the soul of our job. Without the trails, NS would be nothing but a simple enduro touring company. Using the trails, gives us the opportunity to differ from similar business.
Taking things from the start, the time to realise we need more trails is here. Riders love to ride on them and spend as less time on dirt roads as possible is their actual need.
Some necessary scouting activities though ask for an advanced physical status, since most of the times we have to walk for 10-15 km, trimming bushes and trees to create passages and connect trails.
The procedure is time consuming, in some cases we devote weeks in a certain place. We are using our vehicles, putting them to the test, especially my W163 Mercedes ML and my colleagues Andreas Suzuki Vitara,
Early wakings, many days preparation, map studying, tools packing, supplies for long stays on the mountain in food and water and hours of working.
Most of the times the result, makes us feel great satisfaction.
It is an unbelievable feeling to look back and see how clean and rideable a trail becomes after your efforts.
The reward comes of course when you see the North Star bikes in them.