by Dave Anderson
January 2, 2013
It’s a new year and here’s a clutch of new films to ease our way back into work.
Forget the going to the gym/for a run resolution, grab your low fat lunch and restorative drink, it’s time for Midweek Mini Movies!
Seeing as 2013 is officially the Year of the Enduro, we’re starting with Jérôme and some Poles. Peter Lloyd shows how to celebrate Christmas, Specialized says Farewell to Sam, and we’ve got Berms, Berms Berms! Sam Needham heads Into the Trees while some Germans head Into Thin Air, Martyn shows us his outtakes and lastly some Frenchies show us how they can fly.
Jérôme Clementz – The Precepts of Enduro
Besides teaching a number of principles for living, Enduro also provides standards for putting these principles into practice. These standards are called precepts, or rules of discipline. So that these standards would not lapse into rigid ritualism, consideration was given to the times, the society, the culture and customs of the region in which Enduro was being practiced. This concept that speaks of Enduro’s natural flexibility in adapting to the land and culture to which it spreads eventually became known as the Clementz precepts of the Enduro Order…
Enduro MTB means having fun with speed, gravitation and demanding terrain. Riding in the rain, scorching sun and freezing cold provided that the place is beautiful and interesting. That is the essence of mountain biking and you will have opportunity to find all of this in Enduro Me – the film which tells about the most interesting places to do mountain biking in Poland.
Christmas Day Ride
I went out to film this while everybody else was lounging around, and here are the results. A film by Peter Lloyd.
Sam Hill Farewell
Sam Hill and Specialized are going their separate ways starting in 2013. All of us at Specialized would like to send our thanks to Sam. Thanks for the wins, time working on the bikes and equipment, and of course all the fantastic memories! Best of luck to him and his family next year and the years to come.
Freeride Mountain Biking – Berms Berms Berms!
Who doesn’t love blasting through sick berms!? Ryan Van Kampen and Wyatt Griffioen get their shred on at the local downhill freeride trails!
Specialized Pitch Pro 2011 Edit
A short edit of Jack Peden riding his Specialized Pitch Pro 2011 around his local trails. Filmed on a Contour GPS.
Into The Trees
Woven throughout the depths of the woods, and the heights of the mountain are a network of super fun, fast, flowing trails. ‘Into the Trees’ is a short film showing the Altura Trail in its best light. A trail that flies you 1600ft above Keswick, carves you round berms and switchbacks, takes your breath away with beautiful views, inspires you to get loose on the trail, but most of all… a trail which never fails to bring a smile to your face.
Thanks to Matt Wight and Ross Parkinson for their rad riding in the film. I hope this film makes you want to pick up your bike and take to the hills.
Film by Sam Needham & Robin Puplett
INTO THIN AIR
Join Harald Philipp & Martin Falkner on a ride to the Ortler region, climb the highest mountains and ride the steepest slopes.
Martyn Ashton – Road Bike Party “The Outtakes”
Remember Martyn’s Road Bike Party? Here are some of the bits that didn’t make it. Quite funny.
I Believe I can Fly ( Flight of the Frenchies).
I have been filming the Skyliners on an incredible exploration into the world of free flight.
Tancrède, Julien, Seb and Antoine are pioneers in ‘highlining’ – a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking.
We travelled from our home in Chamonix to our training ground in the Verdon gorge, testing the limits for our ultimate goal…
We rigged highlines on the skyscrapers of Paris, and finally came to the spectacular cliffs and fjords of Norway.
Months of training led the Skyliners team to attempt their dream of complete freedom… the freedom of flight ! Film by: sebmontaz.com
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 it chopped out, yeah?