Stuck in an office riding a desk? Here’s your chance to feed that dirty habit you’re hiding with a bunch of filthy bike films. It’s all about the loam, man.
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
Here's a flavour to get us in the mood for this weekend's Red Bull Rampage... Shot 100% on the HD HERO2® camera from ?GoPro.com. GoPro is proud to welcome you to the 2012 Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah. Check out one of the most punishing competitions in all of extreme sports as riders drop the rocky cliffs and open canyons!
So when World Cup DH racer Adam Brayton mentioned he fancied trying a little cyclo-cross this off-season we thought he'd need a lesson or two. Who better to give him a few tips than former National Cyclo-cross Champion and one of Hope's best tool makers, Paul Oldham. Downhill meets cyclo-cross, or cyclo-cross meets downhill.... Rob Jebb watch out...
Singular Cycles is developing a new type of fat bike. While still amazing in snow and sand, this is a fatty for fun on the trail. See the Kickstarter page here tinyurl.com/singularpuffin
The dust, rocks, and ponytails are flying as Enduro Queens Jenny Konway and Carolynn Romaine duke it out on the killer singletrack of Bend, Or.
Alex Donnachie filmed over the summer of 2013 in Glasgow. Filmed and edited by Dave Sowerby. Additional filming by Tony Malouf, Liam Zingbergs and Sam Jones. bsdforever.com
ARRIVAL will bring viewers into the reality of a new generation of freeriders and racers. Starring Steve Smith, Logan Peat, Mitch Ropelato, Ryan Howard, Matty Miles, Bernardo Cruz, Kyle Norbraten, Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson. Presented by RockShox, in Association with Specialized, Clif Bar and Pinkbike.com, and with support from Trek, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Devinci, and Evoc. Written, directed and edited by the Coastal Crew, ARRIVAL also features the talents of a new breed of mountain bike filmmakers and photographers – including Nic Genovese, Matt Miles, Matt Dennison and Haruki “Harookz” Negochi. There will be a free online premiere of ARRIVAL on November 7, 2013, and it will also be available on DVD+BluRay Combo Pack and iTunes at that time.
Fab is joined by Jeff Lenosky for a visit to Canada, and they fly to remote trails accessed only by float plane on Spruce Lake. The riding is sweet, but there's a small problem - the only way to leave is also by float plane, and if Jeff rides trials too long in the campsite, they miss the plane ...
Dan Atherton back to his best after shoulder surgery ripping it down the Revolution Bike Park quarry line. Flimed on a GoPro
Finding the balance between work and your personal life is a never-ending trade-off. In my case; that balance is between making films and riding my bike. The state of perfect balance is when they both converge; when I get the chance to combine both riding and filming at the same time. Since me and Philip Lundman share this view upon bikes and cameras, we've have had the idea of making another film together on that theme for quite some time now. We finally found some time to make it happen.
The inaugural Trans-Savoie Enduro, August 2013. 28 Stages, 22,500m Descent, 300Km, 6 days of Racing. Overall Results (Total time over 28 Stages): 1) Rene WILDHABER (4h 32min 57s) 2) Armin BEELI (4h 38min 32s) 3) Neil DONOGHUE (4h 49min 33s) Female winner - Hanna BARNES (7h 10min 12s) 2014 Entries @ Trans-Savoie.com
Racing and training in Europe is hard to beat, but everyone has that one local trail that no matter where you have been, you look forward to returning home and getting out on. Gaining momentum through his race season and competing in the European rounds of the Enduro World Series, Scott Laughland returns home to ride his local trails after finishing in 6th place at the Ischgl European Open, Austria. Filmed on a crisp autumnal day, the trails were dry and the sun was shining, perfect conditions to ride flat out. After completing a 5 year University degree in Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Scott now plans to switch his focus to Enduro racing for 2014 where the goal is to be competitive in the World Enduro Series.
"Home" is only a brief glimpse into the lives of three brothers who have been riding bikes since they were all knee high to a grasshopper. In documentary as well as classic bike film style, Home tries to capture the essence of what it means to live and ride in the Cariboo. The idea is that biking is a part of life here, not just a succession of epic backflips and stuff. It's crashes and sometimes crutches and it's still fun.
Featuring some of the best riding in the Sea to Sky area, along with some gems of British Columbia's great interior terrain. Everything from from the renowned shores of North Vancouver to the deep dusty Kamloops Bike Ranch, I think we have covered it all in this one!
Sometimes it's those unexpected moments, happy accidents if you will, that make a project come together. This unplanned late-summer short film followed exactly that route from start to finish, opening up an unseen world of detail, from a rider's focus, to the movement of wheels and suspension tracking the terrain.
Technotrocity is an 1100m, 11km descent and must be one of the hardest things I have ever ridden. The trail is quite mixed, however the main, middle part is extremely rocky with a lot of exposure.
January 2013, french pro bmxer Maxime Charveron re-invent the looping with the inspiration of Luc Legrand and an amazing tube found under a dam of new south wales, Australia. Check this special edit of this "trick" never been done before, extracted from Soulbmx X Sosh' ANTIPODES movie to be released online monday oct 7th.
The top Cyclocross racers in the U.S. gathered in Gloucester, MA for two days of racing by the sea. Unable to compete due to injury, I traded my bike for my camera and went out with no plan other than a Philip Glass song in my head.
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: October 9, 2013