by Dave Anderson
July 10, 2013
Here we go again, halfway to the beckoning freedom of the weekend, and to keep the stoke strong within here’s this week’s Midweek Mini Movies.
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
Ard Rock Enduro 2013
Video from the first ever Ard Rock Enduro in Swaledale Yorkshire on the 29th and 30th of June 2013.
More information: ardrockenduro.co.uk
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The Adventure Series: Athertons v Snowdon
The Adventure Series documents a range of unique characters and people across various locations in the UK and Europe and of course a combination of mountain biking and other action sports.
In the third installment Rachel and Dan Atherton take on a mountain from their childhood: Snowdon. There’s a first time for everything and this is the first time Rachel and Dan have rode Snowdon together.
Cedric Gracia 2Alpes Enduro World Series TEASER
Cedric Gracia and the Bryan Regnier ride at Les 2Alpes on the 3rd Enduro World Series. Full movie coming soon!
John Mckinnon rides Whistler
The end of june was pretty wet but now the sun is here and the trails in the Whistler bike park are dry and dusty. Here John Mckinnon shreds the bike park from top to bottom on a sunny day in july. enjoy.
song – Vaporise by Broken Bells
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Crankworx Les Deux Alpes 2013 – Hutchinson Dual Climb
The Hutchinson Dual Climb, described facetiously by the athletes as “a little grueling”, took place today at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. Grenoble local Quentin Derbier’s stamina and technique was rewarded with first place and 800€. He keeps the Dual Climb title for the second year in a row after winning every single heat on the way to the top of the ladder.
Next up on the Les 2 Alpes’ schedule of events is the Whip Contest on Tuesday, July 9 17:30-19:00 CEST. This rider-judged event has no rules and is modeled after the extremely successful Official Whip Off World Championships at Crankworx Whistler. Developed by Sven Martin, a mountain bike photographer who knows his whips, this event brings big air and style to the masses. For the full schedule of events check out crankworx.com/whistler/schedule.php.
Le Grand Depart
This is a short film commissioned for the Walk and Ride Festival 2013 (walkandridefestival.co.uk/).
With Le Tour de France coming to Calderdale in 2014, it seemed appropriate to produce something featuring an aspect of that. The best road cyclists in the world will be descending on Calderdale, and everyone from 6 year old boys to Grandads will be coming to watch.
Music Composition by Nick Losse.
Hope Technology – At Home with Kenny Belaey
Hope sponsored four times World Trials Champion, Kenny Belaey invited us to pop round for brew and a Red Bull whilst he did a little training at home….
Wheels of different sizes roll across loose small rocks in slow motion.
Different wheels roll across small loose rocks.
From big wheels to small.
In slow motion.
Ryan Worcester spends a day ripping around Maui on his Weekender. Also, check out what happens when you give a BMXer a big wheeled bike designed for commuting.
How not to ride a drop
Epic fail at the second large drop on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Forest of Dean.
Sustrans Rollapaluza Racing
Rollapaluza’s outreach programme helps get school kids into cycling. The kid’s energy, excitement and sheer enthusiasm shone through in the short period I spent making this film. Hopefully some of the thrill that they experienced during the day with the Rollapaluza team will help them realise that the simple fact that riding a bike helps make your life better.
How to Suck at Riding a Bicycle
A light-hearted look at my wipe outs from the Yacolt Burn Enduro race. If you can’t laugh at yourself… Jason Dul
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?