Here we go again with another week’s worth of top quality video treats.
A little bit of everything from the world of bikes to keep that stoke going until your next ride.
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
Fabien Barel starts the season in Sicily with Jerome Clementz. They experience a full spectrum of Sicilian cycling, including a boat ride to access the best trails, a donkey ride to the top of a hill, and a traditional fisherman's meal of local fish. The terrain and sweeping views complete this ensemble of a unique cultural experience like none other!
Steve Peat takes his new Santa Cruz Solo into the wilds of Scotland. Solo pushes further into the realms of 27.5" wheel size possibilities. Developed using what we learned from Bronson, it takes the design platform in a different direction. The low bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of progressive VPP suspension give Solo its snappy, nimble, ride. A 68 degree head angle adds climbing agility into the equation, whilst a 5lb carbon frame weight define Solo as the tool for that back country mission you’ve always planned. Responsibly offered in Mountain Rescue Orange, Solo goes where no bike has gone before. This film was a collaborative project between Santa Cruz, The Baller Consultancy, CutMedia and Visit Scotland.
A wee film of us riding down the Achnashelach and Annat descents in Torridon. Spectacular scenery and biking in the beautiful wilderness of Scotland. Dene Happell
Gemona nel Friuli (UD), played host to the third stage of the Superenduro powered by SRAM 2013 series. PRO races are prestigious and difficult, the ultimate test for the real enduro rider. Filmed & Edited by: rockinthemiddle.com
A short video of Brian Lopes and John Hauer in Punta Ala ( Tuscany, Italy ) for the first stage of the Enduro World Series.
I was a segment editor on this feature length documentary about the Leadville 100 Mountain bike race. - David Kalish
Three years ago pro mountaibiker Andi Wittmann joined forces with filmer and editor Felix Urbauer to produce a unique film project. FRAMED I hit the nail on the head – over one million online views are a testament to that. Following an unfortunate injury, Andi had to put the planned sequel on hold for a year. Finally FRAMED II has been released online; a worthy continuation of the first edition, both in action and filming prowess. The video was filmed in the Wildkogel Arena, where Andi built trails and jumps for his famous Freeride event NINE KNIGHTS and perfect conditions aided the epic shootings. “The goal was to differentiate FRAMED II from normal action videos. It was particularly important for me that the video not only stoked out the core-scene, but that it also motivated people that don?t sit on a bike every day,” explained Andi Wittmann. For the new video Andi teamed up with Mario Feil (beechstudios.de), a film maker from Rosenheim, who also was put in charge of the production for FRAMED II and will continue to play an important role in future projects, as the shoots for the third part have already begun. We hope you enjoy the film
Tweedlove caught up with Ibis Cycles UK's Gary Forrest whilst he was out practicing for the POC King and Queen of the Hill, watching him ride you can see why he is the new King!
Kicking off a big weekend of MTB action in the Tweed Valley, the dual slalom is a part of the TweedLove Bike Festival - a big mash-up of bike events over 10 days which gets bigger every year. Amongst the riders were Steve Peat and Sven Martin, and Chris Ball took the win. Good times on a Friday night in bike valley./
Swaledale in North Yorkshire is the location for a new mountain bike Enduro race taking place on 100% natural, rocky descents in a relaxed, no hassle format. We'll be using mostly new and exclusive timed stages on private land in the actual race, but this edit gives you a good idea of the kind of riding up in the area. The mixture of super fast tracks, technical sections and the rock-strewn landscape (scarred by the legacy of mining in the area) makes for some pretty unique terrain. We know not everyone wants to go flat out against the clock, so we're also offering a cheaper 'Sportive' entry offering a chance to ride the amazing one-off route as part of the event, without having to stress about the individual stage times. Check ardrockenduro.co.uk for more information.
A simple mountain bike ride out on the moors leads to a disturbing challenge... This is a shortened edit of the 2012 film, but now with our own original soundtrack! We have made this for the 2013 Virgin Media Shorts film competition and this is one of two films that we are submitting this year. We worked with a chap called Ross Davies to create the music and after many emails and Skype session - we think its pretty good! Please support the film in the competition by voting for it here: virginmediashorts.co.uk/film/4063/make-the-move
This film was a collaboration between my poetry organisation Page to Performance - http:pagetoperformance.org and filmmaker Skue. We worked with a brilliant group of local young people to produce it all. Through poetry workshops, writing sessions and filming days we produced this film. We want people to understand why we ride, why we think other people should and what we would like to encourage us and others to cycle and skate more. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Funded by Cambridge City Council Cycling and Walking Promotion Grants
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: June 5, 2013