Midweek Mini Movies 82

Welcome to our usual midweek edition of video distraction. Time to boil the kettle, get the biccies and let yourself be transported far from the computer screen…

Shaun Palmer was a watershed for mountain biking. Taking downhill mountain biking from a weird lycra clad sport to something that had much more ‘extreme’ pretensions, he managed to inject style and attitude into something that was decidedly lacking. This is a new documentary following his career as BMXer, downhiller, skier, snowboarder and all round bad boy. We can’t wait to see the full thing…

Benji, Ed and Jon headed out the other day for a morning of mucky fun at a local riding spot. Much slipping, sliding, riding and falling on their arses ensued. Here it is, distilled into a single minute…

Remember 2011? There was sun, fun, races and a load of new places, if yours was anything like ours. Here’s  wideopenmag.co.uk‘s Paul Roberts retrospective of the year, complete with a bit of BDS action, Rowan Sorrell pinning it and some Euro roadtrip action.

Another 2011 restrospective from Ben Walton with plenty of nicely shot dirt jumping, downhill and general mountain bikey messing about.

Okay, it’s not Monday any more but the gentlemen of Mojo Suspension are on hand to stop you getting grit in your knob. Cheap jokes aside, here’s an essential techy how-to guide for anyone that owns a Fox RLC fork and wants to keep their adjusters running smoothly…

A little mini factory tour now, with Mr Lynskey of renowned US-based frame builders Lynskey Performance taking you on a tour of their Chattanooga, Tennessee based workshop. For anyone that gets a funny feeling when they see a bit of titanium tubing being turned into a fucntional work of art then this may prove too much…

The epic Trans-Provence is set to return for 2012. Variously described as an all mountain adventure, cliff avoidance race and the ultimate gravity enduro event, expect to see some seriously big names on board this year for 320km of Maritime Alpine fun…

James Wilson of Stif Cycles has been out and about thrashing his Santa Cruz V10 in Hamsterley and Adel Woods…

It wouldn’t be lip service to say that the new False Teeth section at Coed Y Brenin is the molar opposite to a lot of trail centre descents, with some fast, sharp and steep sections to put your teeth on edge. If you know what’s coming you won’t find it too much of a mouthful and you’ll get your filling of excitement. Hit it too fast and you could end up biting off more than you can chew – here’s Campbell Coaching’s incisor-ive guide to riding it. It’s refreshingly free of gummy puns too…

A spot of BMX now, as suggested by Mr Tony ‘Jedi’ Doyle of UK Bike Skills. Rob Ridge of Standard Bykes throwing down some super tech riding that’ll make you realise that getting older just makes you better – though you’ll have to be willing to suffer

If you’ve seen anything you reckon should be up here then send it to newsdesk@singletrackworld.com and we might just pop it up here next week. Big thanks to everyone for this week’s suggestions, keep ‘em coming…

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