Yaroslav Alpizar aka Yari has proved a new and welcome addition to the Irish mountain bike paddock for 2019 thanks to diligent coverage of the racing scene and Instagram takeovers.
A man with a crazy background, he’s on episode #105 of MTB Tribe explaining how a half Russian/Cuban, living in the Dominican Republic has now come to call Ticknock in Dublin home. Oh, and he’s sorta Spanish too, we think! Anyhow, he’s Yari to us and simply a man who loves bikes…
Today’s MTB Tribe Guest
Yaroslav Alpizar, better known in the Irish MTB scene as simply…Yari
On episode #105 we are chatting to Yari about everything MTB. Yari now lives in Ticknock just south of Dublin but he has had his fair share of travel and adventure following and covering the Spanish and Portuguese enduro series, and we are now lucky enough to have him doing the same for the Irish race scene.
You will often find Yari taking over the Gravity Enduro Series Instagram account filming races, reporting on conditions and chatting to competitors on camera when they least expect it. It’s a great insight into the race meeting, what’s going on and the general stoke of the competitors. If you have never been to a race meeting it is a good way to see what to expect and how the day will unfold.
Yari has published almost one thousand blog posts on his Spanish Blog EIYari.com covering race recaps, interviews, tests, travelogues, etc. He has also covered the Spanish and Portuguese Enduro Series for 2 years, including the Endurama Series as well as the first ever French enduro Championship in Val d’Allos.
Yari is also a large contributor to Pinkbike and has published over fifty blog posts to their site, and you will mostly find them on the front page!
So take an hour as we chat to Yari about Pinkbike, TrailForks, the Irish race scene, trail centres, Irish weather, the Spanish and Portuguese race scene and travelling around Europe checking out trails, people, culture and history.