Day dreaming about the weekend ride? Here’s some inspiration to help you on the way…
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
Mountain bikers seem to have an unwavering desire to challenge how far they can push their limits. For some, it means jumping farther. For others, it means riding a line that terrifies them. For Whistler legend Adam Billinghurst, it meant attempting to descend one million vertical feet as quickly as possible. Watch Adam Billinghurst in One Million Down as he takes on one of his life goals of achieving 1 million vertical feet on his bike. "I've wanted to ride 1,000,000 vertical feet in the bike park for almost 10 years now. You don't get to do a million of a lot of things. The things you do, you rarely think about: how many breaths you've taken, grains of rice you've eaten, said the word 'and'. It just seemed like a good number."
A little teaser for Morvélo CityCross, a moto format urban cyclocross racing, taking place at the PIECE HALL, HALIFAX, YORKS on SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2013 For full details about this unique event check out the website citycross.co.uk Whitenosugar will be there covering the event again, its going to be awesome.
A little piece we put together of a very talented young man Seth Sherlock. Seth is a ten year old Squamish native with mad skills on a mountain bike. When we see talent we like to get behind it, and Seth oozes talent. Can't wait to watch Seth grow with his riding and personality.
"We are creatures that feed on movement. Hunted by the impossible, and by every possibility imagined. We're pushing our intuition into the unknown to feel alive. You can't measure it, more than the sum of the bike's part, it's a feeling...where we go, you won't get wifi, but you'll get a better connection."
"I think it was 1994 when I held the first video camera of my parents in my hands. Since that day I was infected by the idea of making movies. The first people I focused my camera on where my friends. I followed them through their life and their passions. The more professional I became the more I lost connection with them. This series is about reconnecting." René Eckert (Founder Blickinsfreie), January 2013 Dedicated is a series of short portraits about friends that I have met over the years. Their dedication constantly inspires me everyday. This series is a tribute to my friends. Episode 7 focuses on 2 passionate downhill racers from the Saxon lowland area around Leipzig in East-Germany. In a flat landcape without any elevation it is pretty impossible to fall in love with a sport that requires hills to be performed. Nevertheless, World War 2 with its huge amounts of rubble due to the big destruction of Leipzig gave those guys an artificial hill just outside the city centre. They call it the trash mountain. With just 60 meters of altitude, a group of friends invested a lot of work and passion to make their dream of a downhill track at their home a reality. This is the TRASH MOUNTAIN CREW.
Who needs a full suspension bike? Hardtail riding on at my local homemade spot in Wales. The track is still running quick and I've finally finished all maintenance so it can be ridden without getting wrapped round brambles. All in all a great overcast summers day riding.
Tromsø in the autumn. Filmed with the Canon 70d, Tokina 11-16mm and Canon 40mm STM. Music: Twin Shadow - 5 Seconds
Kyle Strait's killer run at Red Bull Rampage made him the winner of Red Bull Rampage and the only rider to win the competition more than once.
Cam Zink made history on the Oakley Icon Sender at Red Bull Rampage completing the biggest freeride mountain bike step-down backflip in history getting him 3rd place in the competition.
This is the section from my film Alternate and features two Brothers Callum & Frazer McCubbing , both well known in the Scottish & British Downhill Scene. Most of the video is filmed in Ae Forest and some other remote places within Scotland.
Natural is a movement showcasing how we live and breathe, the simple enhancers that bring us together and progress. Using individual style and creativity, the streets and skateparks of leeds and sheffield become a playground for these Mountain bike riders, taking a step away from their natural habitat.
Check out Sourcebmx team rider Kriss Kyle destroying the concrete parks of his native Scotland. Filmed throughout the summer of 2013 at Kelvingrove, Livingston, Stirling, Renfrew and Saughton skateparks. Filmed and edited by Dave Sowerby.
SPOKE is about NYC Bikes - the good, the bad, and the needs improvement. Featuring interviews w/reporters, city workers, sanitation workers, lawyers, and people who love bikes but not bike lanes, love bikes but not CitiBikes, people who want to scrap the whole thing altogether, and people who wouldn't change a thing.
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: email@example.com.
And remember: Keep feeling fascination, yeah?
Posted on: October 16, 2013