Red Bull Buffalo Soldiers launches on March 5 on Red Bull Bike. See the best making of shots here.
René Wildhaber set out to find the trails used by a US Army unit called the Buffalo Soldiers at the end of the 19th Century
René Wildhaber and Ross Schnell donned traditional US Army uniforms and rode 100 year old bikes for parts of the trip and while filming. René had knowledge of the ordinance bike from his time in the service but this was another challenge altogether.
René and Ross got a real taste of original mountain biking when they rode distances on the US Army bike the Buffalo Soldiers has ridden back in the 19th Century. As René says, "I got totally shaken up, it was incredible. Now I know why they had to come up with suspension for bikes eventually!"
The landscape on the journey took in rocky passes, beautiful tree covered hills and rugged mountains.
At the end of a long days riding in the wild nothing beats a fireside meal.
And in the morning the guys were back on the road
This really was a trip into the wilderness but Rene found that bikers were well catered for, "In Switzerland, we often use hiking trails for biking. In the States, it’s the other way around. Trails are built especially for the bikers."
Still going as the sun goes down, the guys in Grand Junction, Colorado
The crew got down to some horse riding, being in one of the few places where the cowboys still roam it would have been rude not to. The full series of Red Bull Buffalo Soldiers hits Red Bull Bike on March 5.