Whoooa, we’re halfway there. Whoooa, it’s Midweek Mini Movie time
This week we’ve got some Tweedlove, Backcountry Basques, snow, more snow and some brown pow. Sister sessions, Gemmi descents, ‘cross in’t mill and Enduro down under.
TweedLove 2013. Ten days of riding and good times in bike valley, Scotland. It looks a bit like this.
As featured in Issue 79. Watch the unreal mountain bike descent down the famous Gemmi Pass in Leukerbad, CH, where Norwegian athletes Trond Vidar Storhaug Kjellèn and Sverre Muldsvor rides the entire 960 vertical meters and 3,5 km stretch in a single push, without being off their bikes or even touching their feet on the ground.
A slippery ride over the Helvelyn mountain range of the Lake District with TrailHum.com , January 2013. Film by Ewen Turner
This trail is one of the days on our Backcountry Pyrenees tour, which takes in some of the remote pre-Pyrenees trails using plenty of van uplift. This day uses several van uplifts as we traverse through a really remote area of Guara. After each uplift we descend on pristine, rocky singletrack alternating between flat out and trialsy and at the bottom of the valley we meet the van again to take us up to our next peak. Our final descent drops us at a remote hostal where we spend that night. The trails in this part of Guara are all about big rocky carpets which offer multiple line choices, natural jumps and berms mixed up with complicated rocky sections and difficult switchbacks. Check out some pictures from our Backcountry Pyrenees trips over on basquemtb.com/pyrenees-mountain-bike-tours-spain/
Not so much a coaching update as a lack of coaching update! The weather at Herts hasn't stopped us getting some riding in though. Enjoy the footage.
First being screened at the Bicycle Film Festival this past summer, the full 'Sister Session' short film is now available to view online. Documenting the women competing in the Simple Session BMX jam, the film is a behind the scenes look at women going big, crashing hard and pushing each other to rip it in a male dominated sport. ... Women’s BMX is a small but tight and growing community, making their way to big competitions around the world. This documentary captures their first time at a major event like Simple Session.
Morvélo CityCross is moto format urban cyclocross racing, taking place March 3rd 2013, The Old Mill, Halifax, UK. For full details about this unique event check out the website citycross.co.uk Filmed by whitenosugarproductions.com
On December 15, 2012 almost 100 riders lined up at the Bull Pen above the city of Dunedin, New Zealand for the inaugural Urge 3 Peaks Enduro. Organised by Mountain Biking Otago and Olympic XC legend Kashi Leuchs the event captured the essence of what it means to race a bunch of mates on mountain bikes down three big mountains.
Brendan Fairclough tells us about his new signature "Brendog Vault" pedals, which he has spent the last year designing with DMR team. Judging by the amount of fun he has on the bike, looks like flat pedals are the way to go.
They say the lack of sunlight affects our mood- that the natural balance of the human mind state quickly shifts with presence of the giant solar fireball in the sky. But this isn’t about winter blues or summer depression. Sunny is a mental disposition, and not just one reserved for beaches and fun parks. Level 1 injected a positive mood into the ski season – giving a dose of light therapy to dark northern landscapes of Scandinavia, Alaska, Japan and British Columbia. So sit back and relax, put your shades on and soak up the rays- the future looks bright. From Level 1
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?
Posted on: February 6, 2013