Stephanie Jagl-Posch

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bmx masters 2011 – a look back

at the beginning of july, the bmx masters took place in cologne, germany. roman and me flew over to cologne on the 7th of july and i took part in the competition on saturday the 9th. i was very nervous when we first got to the contest site, but we immediately met two other ladies who were there to compete, rebecca berg and vanessa gerner. when they said that the park was very crowded, they were right. since my knee had been in a not so good condition because of practising a lot beforehand, i decided it would be better to only check out the park quickly and then not ride until the day of the competition.

roman and me checked out cologne, we saw lots of churches and old stones 😉

i had expected to be super nervous on saturday, but in fact, i felt pretty okay. when i arrived at the park, i met angie marino from the usa and saw all the other girls that had traveled all around the world just to take part in this contest – suddenly i felt rather awesome 🙂
it was a special feeling to get to know everyone and to be able to ride with some of the best female bmx riders in the world. it was impressive to see everyone’s skills and i felt really little and unimportant, haha – but nevertheless, i enjoyed the contest a lot and much to my own surprise, i was able to nail every trick except one in my first run. the second run went rather good aswell. i messed up my best trick, but i hope at least my effort to be the crowd pleaser for a few seconds was successful.
it felt so strange yet awesome that people cheered for me… people i had never met before.

i loved that feeling! i was excited and calm at the same time and i enjoyed my stay in cologne so much more from saturday on!
after our competition, i ran over to the flatland area to see my friend julia preuss from berlin compete against monika hinz and aleksandrine neumueller – they all gave their best and julia came in second in the end.

i was delighted when i saw the results – i came in 7th, which is a very good result for me personally!
thanks cologne for having me and cheers to all the ladies that competed at the bmx masters! it was a pleasure to meet you, i hope this will not be a one-time-in-my-life experience! 🙂

here are some of my pictures from our trip. for more stuff (pics, videos, articles) on the bmx masters, please visit mizzi.at!
also, here is a posting by julia preuss and here is a posting by camila harambour!

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087

 

video by vanessa gerner:

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bmx masters 2011

so, in a weak moment, i let my boyfriend convince me to sign up for the bmx masters. i’ve been thinking about going to the masters for years now and never had the guts to do it.
this year, i was sure that i wanted to go, but at first, i thought that i’d only go there to watch the contest and get to know the other girls.
well, somehow after some time i started to like the idea to compete there better and better. i signed up end of may. since that day, i’ve been thinking about the masters and riding my bike nearly constantly. first, it was more of a “shit, what have i gotten myself into? why am i doing this to me?”-feeling and i was more than nervous, but over time it turned out to be pretty motivating.
last year, i wasn’t as motivated to ride as i had been during the years before, so this was a welcome change.

i’ve been riding a lot again lately, i noticed that i’m not really as bad as i was thinking.
at the moment, i guess that i’m gonna do somewhat well in the contest… maybe i’m going to mess up all my tricks, maybe i’m going to be overly nervous and not able to think straight, maybe i’m gonna get hurt (just like on thursday when i slammed my bars into my ribcage)… but i don’t think i’ll make a fool out of myself. and that’s basically all i’m hoping for… this and having a really good time with new friends i will make at the masters.

so… here i come 🙂
looking forward to seeing everyone that i’ve so far only talked to on the interwebz!