by Dave Anderson
December 19, 2012
We’re all killing time ’til Christmas right? To help you on your way here’s this weeks sample of films from Santa’s bulging, erm, sack.
We’ve got questions, trail creation, snow and sun and dust. One man and his dog, night rides, ‘cross rides, races, and scattered flurries. We’ve even managed bit of christmas cheer, a gift idea and SRAM cyclocross racers after beer.
Grab your butties and bevies, tune in and slack off, it’s Midweek Mini Movies…
What is Mountainbiking?
A film from Filme von Draussen.
The Dirt Merchant
Jason Fenton has been building and maintaining mountain bike trails in the heart of Central New Jersey since 2004. The Dirt Merchant takes a peek into what it means to be a mountain biker and cyclist in the middle of some of America’s densest suburban sprawl. Film by Adam Nawrot.
Six times Trial World Champion Marco Hösel wanted an indian summer ride at the end of October. What he got was one of the earliest onsets of winter he ever experienced. His ride: NICOLAI Argon FR, GATES Carbondrive, Rohloff 14 gearhub and a SRSUNTOUR durolux fork.
Nice edit of the Blast number 3 in 2012, an Epic Enduro Weekend in the Swiss Valais Region.
The Blast is the ultimate mix between Enduro race and a short Holiday.
In 2.5 days of riding, a small group of riders ride the best trails and ‘race’ against the clock on a total of 8 timed special stages.
Accommodation and meals are shared with the 20 to 30 riders, and the nights are reserved for chilling with a cold one, and story telling at the campfire.
Sunday Sessions, Jim Norton and his Ibis HD.
Last Sunday we caught a sneaky glimpse of the sun and the sub zero temperatures had frozen the otherwise boggy ground so we pushed out early doors to make the most of it.
Jim and Luna gave the local hill a good’ol blast, might of even been a couple moments of Strava bashing. Filmed by Ben Gerrish.
Taming the night
The regular Monday night ride crew blasting around some of the finest trails in the South East. A film by Oliver Townsend.
A weekend spent watching the UCI World Cup ‘cross race at Koksijde and riding the local trails. A film by Oliver Townsend
Singletrack Classic Weekender DH run.
Stu from the Riders Cycle Centre shows how it’s done on Saturday’s 2nd downhill run at the Singletrack Classic Weekender.
Muckmedden 2012 (Official Video)
Muckmedden Mountain Bike Event took place in Pitmedden Forest, Perthshire/Fife, Scotland on April 22nd 2012. This is the fantastic, official video of the event courtesy of Stefan Morrocco (Morrocco Media) and Gareth Christie (Digital Artist).
SNOW FIX! This week courtesy of Felt Soul Media. Shot in Telluride, Colorado in 2009
Mountain Rescue England and Wales 2012 promo video
What to get the mountain biker who has everything? How about a donation to your local Mountain Rescue Team? This short video gives an overview of what the unpaid volunteers in over 50 teams across England and Wales covering mountain and cave rescue do each day of the week, 52 weeks of the year, giving up their time to help others.
SRAM goes Gangnam…SRAMgnam Cyclocross Style
Kicking off the festive section of this week’s sampling we have SRAM cyclocross athletes going Gangnam. With special thanks to Deschutes Brewery, U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross, all SRAM athletes and teams
Merry Christmas Everyone – Chain Reaction Cycles
Lastly, here’s a little festive treat for you: a Merry Christmas Everyone video edit featuring a large cross-section of antler-wearing , Fair Isle jumper-toting CRC staff. No words can do justice to the costumes, acting, singing or the people throughout, so sit back and enjoy!
Thanks to everyone that sent in suggestions this week. If you’ve seen or made anything you reckon should be up here next time, the address is, as ever: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember: Keep feeling fascination, yeah?