- Business idea
I have a plan and want to test it here first. Not all mountain bikers enjoy riding downhill, especially in the muddy season when the trails are slippery and very, very dangerous. I also know that many of us enjoy climbing. Now, if I were to offer a downlift service for climbers in, say, Bike Park Wales, would there be interest? You ride your singlespeed rigid 29er to the top, and I bring you down safely in the comfort of my van, so you can go again! Do I have a market?Posted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
As an added extra, on rainy days you could offer a service where bikers just put their bikes in the back of the van then you drive them round a fire road loop, so they get to experience the ‘trails’ they’d have ridden without getting wet or having to clean their bikes at the end.Posted 4 years agolimburgerSubscriber
Loco,Posted 4 years ago
Sure, your logo will be on the Limburger’s DownLift Van. I will send an invoice. The Van will operate in the Belgian Ardennes, near the German border. When I posted a similar call on the main Belgian mtb website (thank you, Google Translate!), I received about 400 enthusiastic replies straight away, including 6 from people who wanted to make sure they had a season ticket before they sold out. I’m thinking of operating a chain of downlifters over there. You Brits are all just too cynical for me, thinking I was writing in jest. Belgium, here I come!
could you accompany me on an alpine tour, where I ride up the hills on a road bike, and down the other side on my mountain bike? you’d meet me at the transitions to hand over the appropriate bike.
there could be more transitions at mid points if there was a bit of undulating, so I could swap a DH bike for an XC bike.Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
iolo – Member
You may joke but this actually happened in Antur Stiniog a few weeks ago.
They were from Yorkshire.
I read this, but read it that they weren’t from Yorkshire…or that they had done 26 runs already. Either way, Yorkshiremen are hard as nails, so watch it! 😉Posted 4 years ago
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