Martin "The big Swede" Söderström
- Uppsala, Sweden
- Year of birth
- Mother, father, sister and girlfriend
- Lives today
- Stockholm, Sweden
- 2 times 2nd FMB World Tour overall
- What do you do when you don't ride your bike?
- I go cross country skiing!
There's always a way to get better
It´s been a while since I got my first real mountainbike in 2002. A lot has changed since that day, but not the fact that every time I ride I feel like home and only want to find new ways to get better.
You're one of us now...
One of my proudest moments was when I got invited to my first international contest. It was such a crazy feeling to ride with all the pro riders that I had idolised for so long. I managed to get a good result at that event, and one of my biggest heroes came up to me and said: “You realize that you are one of us now”. I still get goose bumps thinking about it.
I always bring my bike
The best part about biking is that you can always get better at it. The sport is so wide. There are lots of different disciplines, and when you feel like you have something dialed in there’s still a 1000 other things you can improve. I get the same feeling about traveling. The more I travel, the more stories I get to hear about new places I want to visit. So the big plan is to discover new and better places, and to be able to tackle the terrain there better each time with my bike.
Since the day I got my first mountainbike all I've been able to think about is how to get better.