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Here’s this week’s helping of visual treats to ease our way to the weekend.
We’ve got a bit of Bolivia, a bit of Bear Claw and Kurt Voreis bribing a grom. Drum biking, track cycling, 720′s and riding in a barn. The day the sun shone and how to make a bike from a pallet.
Grab a brew and get ready to visualise.
Full movie of our 2011 Rock Shox Experience trip to Bolivia. Jerome Clementz and Rene Wildhaber shredding in 4 differents spots. For the music see credits at the end of the video. Organization: gravitybolivia.com Filmed and edited by Marco Toniolo
Dan Milner gets his 10 inadvertently funny questions out of his silly sack and chucks them at Darren Berrecloth as if they were an old unwanted Rockhopper. Darren Berrecloth is a professional mountain bike freerider for Specialized, travelling the planet searching for the sickest terrain and burliest competitions. Dan Milner is EpicTV's Mountain Bike Editor and is a renowned mountain bike and snowboard photographer. In 10x10, Milner hits the world's best MTB riders with 10 questions in 10 minutes. heck out his highly-popular monthly mountain bike feature called "Trail Ninja" where he takes on his favourites trails in a style which only he can pull off.
Never underestimate the power of Kirt Voreis, a crowd and money as a young bike rider rolls into the foam pit for the first time after 20 minutes of run-ups and encouragement. Ray's Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee is the place to be.
There is an incredible purity to track cycling. It's not unlike great design. When you pare everything down, forget the bells, whistles, frills and anything that isn't absolutely necessary, you are left with a track bike and a perfectly smooth, unobstructed course on which to ride it. This is what a velodrome represents. Cycing, stripped down to the bare essentials. And it is beautiful. The bikes are works of art, fit to be stared at for lengthy periods, even while at rest. The Forest City Velodrome (forestcityvelodrome.ca) in London, Canada, is a rare beast. There aren't many indoor velodromes in the world, and this is one of the more unusual of them all. In 2005, a few track cycling enthusiasts found an old unused hockey arena that had been set for demolition, and figured it was just barely big enough to cram a velodrome into.
For this 5th episode, Sam Croteau & Louis Lhomel decided to hit the road to the unique La Grange Parc in the rural area of Stoke, QC to test their brand new 2013 NS Bikes out. It was a cold and really humid session but the boys got amped real quick on the setup, warmed up the barn and had a real blast riding it! Huge thanks to all the locals who have put their time, effort and money into this awesome bike park. Its always a great experience riding the barn:) Filming: Stéphane Bélanger Editing: Louis Lhomel
The future of mountainbiking: as a sport and race category, enduro is the most current form of mountain biking. … Unless, of course, it stands for the original idea of biking – two-wheeled chaos and good times with your best buddies, all through your own pedal power. Enduro features a variety of stories as broad as the sport itself, and goes even beyond to explore issues of philosophy, design, and beauty. Authentic, aesthetic, & open-minded describes our approach to our love and its literal expression: Enduro Mountainbike Magazine.
How many wood pallets have you seen on your travels? Pallets will be the source of a new cycling trend, whereby the cyclists derives pleasure not only through using his/ her bike, but making it… The pallet bike is presented as a accessible bike making kit, designed to allow any individual to turn a U.K standard size pallet into a simple functioning bike. The Kit contains all the necessary components and requires only basic tools. A instruction manual is provided to guide a user to his/ her finished Bike. Through producing their own bike, the user experiences overwhelming satisfaction and joy, for they have crafted their own bicycle. The video show how a user goes about creating his/her Pallet bike with the kit and instructions provided.
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: March 13, 2013