by Dave Anderson
January 16, 2013
This week we’ve got a bumper harvest of films of events of an international flavour.
There’s Italian fat bikes, Slovenian secrets, a Polish freeride jam and Dan Milner in Morocco. We’ve got L’Eroica, Ultracross, Ninjacats and Kris Fox. Bike checks, goodbyes, a little bit of Aston and a reminder to Ride Positive.
Take it away!
Ride Positive. A Mountainbike Manifesto.
A short reminder for all the people who ride bikes to ride bikes. A film from Filme von Draussen.
Global Fat Bike Day -Italia-
Fat Bike Italia in their element; snow.
Ready Steady Ride Morocco 640
Dan Milner has three minutes in Morocco.
iLeGaL Enduro 2013
Shhh it’s a secret Slovenian event. From TRBOWLE TV.
L’Eroica is an old-style bike race without any fuss, crossing Chianti’s landscape and its famous white roads. I went there, did some interviews, rode the race and there it is. From Edouard Sepulchre.
Ninjacats proudly welcome Johnathan Ball to the team. Johnathan is our representative cat on the westcoast and has been filming this edit for months of solid riding. We believe he is a really under looked rider and is so modest about his bike control. Watch as he slays street and park,
GC Freeride Jam 2012
The video was shot during Freeride Biking Event in Poland organised by LSFR Team. The event took one day and was meant to gather riders from South Eastern part of Poland. Filmed by MSFilm EpicVision
Kris Fox 2013
Dedicated to Thomas Hancock 9/22/1987-1/14/12
Big Gaps, high speeds and Ozzy that’s what Kris Fox is into. Watch him jump out of various socal skateparks on his SE Heavy Hitter.
A few days after he finished filming for this edit Kris tore his ACL and will be off the bike 6-8 months so send him some love on Instagram and Twitter @krisfoxbmx Film/Edit @dylanpfohl
Aston Hill – Surface to Air trail
A film by MTBberkhamstead.
White Chalk Hills Ultracross 2012
A film of the inaugural White Chalk Hills Ultracross event on Sunday 30th December 2012. Unfortunately the last 10-15 miles and 3 hills are missing due to a lump of mud right in the middle of the lens, totally ruining the shot. A film by GAvin Peacock.
Saying goodbye to an old friend
Brian and I ride Beacon fell one last time before the wife and I emigrated to Oz. He now lives in the countryside with the In-laws and enjoys all the comforts of a nice warm cottage with a massive back garden! He’s become very proficient at using his dog flap.
Although his trail hound days are over for now, he enjoys nothing more than chasing rabbits (catching a couple too) and lounging in front of the wood burner. Hard life.
The video is a little incite into how I remember the 10kg bundle of energy and all the joy that he gave to me.
It’s true a man’s best friend is his dog. By Scott Shaw.
How to check your bike over before a ride, the ‘M’ check
A video to show you how to check your bike over before a ride, from Campbell Coaching.
We Went Skiing
Between coastal weather, variable snow conditions, avalanche danger, snow mobile crashes, unexpected nights in the mountains and my complete lack of experience, this project turned out to be quite a challenge. Nonetheless, I had the time of my life making it!
Shot over roughly 7 days on location in Whistler, The Rutherford, and Pemberton, BC. By Leo Zuckerman
“We are all going to make mistakes. It’s truly learning from them that makes life really sweet,” says skier, climber and parent Roger Strong. On April 6th, 2011, the veteran backcountry skier was skinning up his favorite backcountry run when he triggered an avalanche that swept him and two friends hundreds of feet through steep trees. When the snow settled, he was badly injured, but alive along with his friends. In the months that followed, Strong, confined to a wheelchair, was left to sort through his decision-making. Had he failed as father and a husband? What would he take away from the experience? And if his body would allow, would he still want to ski? A Duct Tape Then Beer production
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: email@example.com.
And remember: Keep feeling fascination, yeah?