Syd Schulz

Osprey Sponsored Athlete and Mountain Biker
Off to practice some stages!! ๐Ÿš€ Won't be this sunny this weekend but it will be just as rad ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
Rest day on point๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ soaking my cranky joints in one of Rotorua's weirder spots -- the hot waterfall at Kerosene Creek. Swipe left for the two seconds of video we got before the #gopro steamed up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Practice for @world_enduro round one starts tomorrow and it's going to be a big weekend ๐Ÿ˜ฑ can't wait! #lobsterlegs
Don't forget to DUCK!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This was one of the coolest (and most creative) trails I've ever ridden, except for the part where I tried to wheelie drop a gap jump going 0mph (ended about as well as you might think). Serves me right. "Off map" trails in New Zealand are not for sissies ๐Ÿ˜
Gotta go fast with this one chasing me down!! @lauren.gregg ๐Ÿ˜‚ this is one of my favorite trails in the forest and we get to race it next weekend, can't wait! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
There is nowhere else on Earth quite like New Zealand's native bush. Dark, deep, jungle singletrack. This is what dreams are made of ๐Ÿ˜
Such an amazing ride! Got to show @lauren.gregg some of my favorite Rotorua classics, which of course are the nastiest rooty ones because I can only truly love a trail when it makes me cry the first time ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #thatsnottrue #iloveeasytrailstoo #butireallylovethese
The @sydandmacky_ YouTube account is live!! Go check it out (link in bio!) and subscribe so you don't miss our whacky adventures. We are super stoked to start sharing some insights on how we do what we do via this channel. Thanks for following along ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
It was windy out there yesterday!! ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ Epic ride in which we somehow got lost in the best signed trail system in the entire universe and had to hike back up for about 1000 feet. But mainly it was just another great day on the bike ๐Ÿ˜‚
Pop on over to @sydandmacky_ if you're curious how we afford to take extended trips abroad on bike racer budgets. We're sharing all our secrets, such that they are๐Ÿ˜‚ you don't want to miss it! hint: living in a van helps ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ’จ
Rotorua trails are the best ๐Ÿ˜ in other news, I dare you to try to pronounce the name of this trail area (see location tag because I can't be trusted to spell it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)
When your new bike's so lit the ground starts smoking ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜‚ nice little recovery spin into town today to see some bubbly smelly mud. Stay weird, Rotorua ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
It's been pissing rain nonstop since we arrived in Rotorua, which makes for terrible photos, soggy everything and high levels of stoke. Also, my new @jamisbikes defcon is easily the brightest thing for miles, seeing as the sun hasn't shown up to give it any competition ๐Ÿ˜‚โ˜€๏ธ #2017yearofneon #soblurryitsalmostartistic #sorrynotsorry
Last year, I let racing get under my skin. I let it undermine the things that I love about riding bikes and training and being an athlete. I let myself think that I deserved better, when in fact, I have so much already โ€” the opportunity to travel, to race, to train. This year, I'm done with that crap. Read how I'm reframing the way I think about race results, on my blog today (link in bio ๐Ÿ”). ๐Ÿ“ท @anthonyjmilio in Chile last year ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Suspension dialed in at @xfusionshox โœ… maiden voyage on some Santa Cruz dirt โœ… obligatory UCSC tanks "my bike is so pretty and also graffiti dog" shot โœ… I'm so stoked with this setup, can't wait to get it on some NZ single track ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ @jamisbikes @rideshimano @vittoriatires @xfusionshox @xpedousa
How do you make it work? How do you do what you do? Macky and I get this question a lot, and it's hard to answer within the confines of our current social media accounts. So we decided to launch a joint brand, @sydandmacky_ , to answer these questions and go a little more in depth on what happens "behind the scenes." Hint: it is not all sunny desert campsites and amazing bike rides. A lot of blood, sweat, love and logistics goes into making this dream happen. That's what we'll be sharing. So give @sydandmacky_ a follow and come along for the ride. We'll be launching a blog and YouTube channel soon! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ And of course I'll continue to update this account with all the usual bike stuff ๐Ÿ˜˜
Open road, big sky, van full of toys ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“
This week has been about maintenance, both mental and physical, and eeking out necessary downtime amidst the chaos of building new bikes and preparing to travel halfway across the world (again) in five days. I'm super excited to be going back to New Zealand but I'd be lying if I said I haven't been wishing for a pause button this week. If you can't find the time to take care of yourself, make it. It's important. @jaybirdsport @2xu_usa @skratchlabs #trainandmaintain #selfcare
Literally moments after I finished building my 2017 rig, we got a foot of snow...We needed it, but still!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ So #tbt to dry dirt at @angelfirebikepark in October. ๐Ÿ“ท @kaelajordanmedia
New bike build in ONE MINUTE ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ took a bit longer in real time... Who can spot what's missing?! . . Details for all my ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค“ out there โฌ‡โฌ‡ @jamisbikes DEFCON 1 @vittoriatires Deamion wheels and Morsa tires with @slimeproducts sealant @rideshimano XT drivechain and saint brakes @xfusionshox metric and vector coil @xpedousa gfx pedals @stagescycling power meter @rideshimano pro handlebars and stem ๐Ÿˆ Lily
For bike racers, Christmas comes in February ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ so stoked to put this beauty together. Thanks @jamisbikes @vittoriatires @rideshimano @xfusionshox @xpedousa @slimeproducts for one hell of a build. And @santafebrew for the celebratory ๐Ÿป! 2017 is GO.