Is it only Wednesday already? How about some distraction to help keep the stoke alive until the weekend.
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
From his humble beginnings in his hometown of Sheffield, England, Steve Peat has established himself as one of the worlds most iconic cyclists. Peaty has been competing at the top level in his chosen sport of downhill mountain bike racing for the past 23 years, longer than the lifetime of many of his current competitors. Through 20 years of archival footage and photos and intimate interviews with Steve, his family, close friends and competitors, Won’t Back Down takes viewers on a captivating tour of the history of the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and offers a never-before-seen view into the life and legacy of this enduring icon. wontbackdownfilm.com
Kinlochleven is an old industrial village nestling in the scenic glens of the west Highlands of Scotland. The rusting-remains of industrial machinery now stand like silent guards in a valley where an aluminium smelter once was the heart. Coupled with the strong presence of an old hydro-electric plant, the setting proved to be unique and full of character … perfect for a mountain bike race to take place!! (It was also the setting for a segment featured in Danny MacAskill's 2010 film "Way Back Home"). Local riders, known as The Dudes of Hazzard, teamed up with No Fuss Events to host the two-day Endurance event called: 'The Spirit of Enduro World Champs'. The event name pretty much summed up what The Dude's are all about; not taking themselves too serious, out for the love of biking, and sharing a weekend of shredding with other like-minded enthusiasts! There were three stages to attack; each individual stage was timed from start to finish. Travelling from one stage to the next was not timed. Plenty of mud, slippery rocks, and tree roots to conquer as quickly as possible: not for the faint hearted by any means!
An amazing MTB enduro race organised by Muckmedden and held in the Fair City of Perth, Scotland. The event spanned two days with kids races, airbag sessions and trade stands on the Saturday, including a film night in the city, and the main event on the Sunday. The Enduro comprised 5 stages, 4 in the brilliant Kinoull forest with roots, rocks and a jump park. The final special stage took place only metres from the centre of Perth. An amazing event and definite highlight for 2014.
November 2013 Racer's Guild at Stile Cop, Cannock Chase. Trail is New Line. Filmed on a Canon EOS 700D w/ 50mm f/1.8 lens, an iPhone 5s (slow-mo shots), and a GoPro HD Hero 2 (final shots).
After months of digging Blake Samson invited the Live To Ride team down to shoot his epic spot on the Isle of Wight. After shredding for two days straight with un imaginable October weather we're all stoked with how it came out. Special thanks to Animal Clothing & Saracen Bikes.
This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones... adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.
ENDURO SOLO MISSION A project about mountain biking, adventure, personal growth and product development. TRANSPYRENEES HARDSTYLE Episode 2: On my way to Canigó, from Vallespir to Conflent In October 2013 I started the 1st big adventure of the project: cross the Pyrenees mountain range by an experimental way, mixing GR10, GR11, HRP routes, mountain bike parks, local enduro trails and climbing as many summits as possible. And I named it the TRANSPYRENEES HARDSTYLE, you will see why... ;-)
Earlier this year we went on roadtrip around the Scottish Highlands with Voodoo Unicycles. It was an amazing week with the guys riding a variety of terrains, tackling different objects all with a breathtaking backdrop - The Highlands! The sport is as far from the stereotype of circus or street performance as you can imagine. Like all urban sports, it’s a matter of being creative and utilising objects designed for a completely different purpose.
At Morvélo all our cycle clothing is handmade in the cycling heartland of Europe, in strictly limited numbers. Each season we not only create a range of new sublimated designs but also evolve our products so that they perform just as well as they look. No matter how fast you ride.
Worn Wear is an exploration of quality -- in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family's maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.
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: November 27, 2013