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LISBON<br />

TO<br />

MARRAKESH


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1800 KM ON A FIXED HUB<br />

After their Budapest – Istanbul trip in 2013 the Hardbrakers from Hamburg tasted blood and a selection of 7 riders agreed<br />

within one of their monthly meetings to head towards northern Africa this time.<br />

This now slightly smaller group allowed a more comfortable, organised and beside everything else more focused trip<br />

that everyone could enjoy. The group was attended by filming guy Philipp Lee Heidrich such as the photographer Carlos<br />

Fernandez Laser who rode a support vehicle not only to cover the journey but also for carrying all the stuff to keep the<br />

rider’s back away from any burden.<br />

With daily distances roughly between 100 and 200 kilometers the Hardbrakers crossed not only the Atlas mountains and<br />

dry desserts but also managed some lawless traffic in known Marrocaen cities like Tangier, Casablanca or Marrakesh.<br />

They survived the alleys and its dogs, rock throwing kids on the roadside such as some too fast taken corners and hence<br />

resulting accidents.<br />

But above everything it was again the resident population that left the most intense impression – their waving hands and<br />

cheering voices, their hospitality and helpfulness in various situations was just overwhelming.<br />

This lookbook provides a beautiful photographic insight into this trip shot by CarlosFernandez Laser - and probably fuels<br />

the appetite for the upcoming full movie.<br />

Huge thanks to all involved people such as our supporters, above all Bombtrack Bicycle Co. for pushing, motivating and<br />

letting Karl and Ardi ride their bikes.<br />

Don’t miss the actual release of this video documentary and follow www.hardbrakers.com on all channels - enjoy the shots.


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Fixed through the desert — luckily I got my bucket hat! The heat was killing and the camels seemed not only to<br />

walk but also to talk with me!<br />

«<br />

ARDI


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I remember the day passing the first camel and realizing<br />

we are finally passing the desert.<br />

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ROBERT<br />

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WTF<br />

«<br />

MICHAL


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Sometimes I felt like the lil’ brother of Max, Mad Rob.<br />

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ROBERT


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Enjoy the stunning view of the desert.<br />

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KARL


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Sometimes the heat on the horizon seems like an oasis.<br />

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CHRISTIAN


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Such an epic landscape! A chameleon we met earlier told me how<br />

to adjust my skin colour to the environment - it worked out well…<br />

as my ratio of 46/15 did, too.<br />

«<br />

KARL


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»<br />

Damn, all trash on fire and animals everywhere. Not to seldom it looked like armageddon.<br />

«<br />

PHILIPP


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I wasn’t the only one who flew out a corner due to heavy speed. To be honest I even never expected to crash like<br />

this, but f*** it, I love going downhill on a fixed hub - it’s defintily worth the risk.<br />

«<br />

ARDI<br />

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At some points we were guilty of the act of skitching on long and hard uphills. This has led to some sketchy situations, because the roads<br />

were really narrow and bumpy plus the drivers were hauling ass! On one occasion one of the passengers handed me a drink and shortly<br />

after a lollipop straight out of his mouth... an offer I naturally couldn’t reject in this moment.<br />

«<br />

KARL


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We were glad to have Garmins, everyday.<br />

«<br />

BENNY<br />

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»<br />

One time some kids threw rocks at me, like seriously big rocks. I was riding alone at that point and<br />

thought nice, there are some kids again« and was smiling expecting them to smile back and i waved my<br />

hands as usual — when I recognized the massive rocks in their hands. It happened to some others as<br />

well, but nobody got hurt.<br />

«<br />

KARL<br />

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»<br />

The Bombtrack Script can certainly take a beating — I had some<br />

fun jumping houses. That homeboy is tuff as nailz!<br />

«<br />

KARL


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Taking pictures of people taking pictures. That’s how<br />

Philipp and Carlos were escorting us.”<br />

«<br />

BENNY


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You guys are the best serivce car we’ve ever had!<br />

«<br />

BENNY<br />

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CARLOS FERNANDEZ LASER<br />

Hamburg based Carlos Fernandez Laser was born in 1984 in Bielefeld. He has a natural tendency to capture<br />

action. Kicked off his photographic career with taking photos of bmx athletes, pro mountainbike riders and punk<br />

bands in concert. Carlos travels with pro bmx teams, accompanies bands and transfers his natural ability for<br />

action to the fashion industry in an easy uncomplicated way. This made him become a regarded photographer<br />

willing to go far and always ready for new adventures.<br />

<strong>2014</strong> LISSBON TO MARRAKESH<br />

WWW.CARLOSFERNANDEZ.DE


LISBON TO MARRAKESH<br />

WWW.<strong>HARDBRAKERS</strong>.COM

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