About an hour’s drive out of Hobart you will find a part of Tasmania doused in natural beauty with a name as good, if not better than the meal itself; “Eggs and Bacon bay”. Local mountain biker and trail builder, Sascha Kim, isn’t your average 13 year old.
Sascha doesn’t have the luxury of close access to mountain bike trails like many of us do; this hasn’t appeared to have held him back from pursuing his passion.
His thirst for dirt has led him to design and create a diverse mini trail network surrounding his home from scratch
Over the past 3 years, Sascha has spent every spare moment he has teaching himself to ride bikes, developing his skills and knowledge on the bike from watching numerous videos online, learning from riders all over the globe. His thirst for dirt has led him to design and create a diverse mini trail network surrounding his home from scratch, loaded with loamy berms, rollers, jumps and drops that many of us could only dream of having in our backyard.
Did I mention he still manages to go to school and also happens to be very handy on the guitar and drums?
Sascha’s committed approach to his chosen sport of mountain biking and the attitude he brings with it is what we need more of, he is one driven young man with the most level head and positive outlook I have had the pleasure of meeting and shooting. A young role model amongst his peers and riders alike, he continues to push himself further in the sport at any opportunity.
Under that berm destroying exterior is a dedicated, hard working quiet and humble kid we could all learn a thing or two from.
Humble and Hidden, this is Sascha Kim.
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