by Mark Alker
December 25, 2013
On the 1st day of Christmas Singletrack gave to me…
A bit of Festive Midweek Mini Movies
Family hogging the TV? Sack them off and escape inside your head for a little bit of two wheeled fun.
It’s time to open your eyes and visualise…
Happy Christmas from Mongoose
Happy Christmas from everyone at Mongoose
If Hope made nutcrackers!
What’s a better use of a CNC machine than for opening your favourite nuts!
Nothing gets the holiday spirit going like a little Santa shredding action. Happy Holidays from your friends at Fanatik Bike Co. in Bellingham, WA.
DMR bikes christmas video…
DMR team riders Olly Wilkins and Sam Reynolds mucking about down a local track, with a few twists…
Matt Wragg – 2013 Photography
Some of my favourite shots from 2013. They are a mix of my editorial work for Pinkike, commericial work for Superenduro and Life Cycle and personal projects.
Cycle Courier Championships ’13 Documentary
This video project was part of a larger campaign to promote Lee’s Bike Claims, whom sponsored the event.
Based on and around the streets of Liverpool, the small crew of cameramen covered the event and short video blogs were edited and put online to document the event daily.
This video documents the entire event and touches on cycle courier culture and what it means to live and breath fixed gear.
hills of home
“hills of home” is a Black Forest production by the film crew of workID and german XCO racer Pirmin Kuß. Pirmin rides bikes since day one and straight from the beginning his heart belongs to olympic XCO racing. He rides for the german WHEELER-iXS Team and loves the good time he has with his team buddies during the race season. What he really doesn’t like, is the prejudice that cross country fellas are technically unskilled! He tries his best to prove the opposite and puts his heart in his riding. For him it is pure fun to pull his 29″ hard tail through the lovely Black Forest and to have a new challenge everyday out there, without the need of full suspension. Nevertheless the 20 years old boy loves all sports which are based on rolling on two wheels, doesn’t matter how big they are. He puts a lot of time into digging last year and build his own little pumptrack around the house of his family. He truly believes in the progression and fun that brings the BMX pumptrack riding into his training, besides the tough exercises a racer has to do.
EYE SKY – Jam session King Of Spain 2013
Like each year, riders and spectators were at the meeting for the Jam session King Of Spain in Marseille, in France, with the sun and the good atmosphere!
All the staf, riders, and family of EYE SKY thanks people to have participate to this awsome day!
South Downs Way in a Day
Myself and Rich have wanted to complete the South Downs Way in a Day for some time and on the 17th of August 2013 we did. Thanks to everyone who supported us.
Tokorangi Pa MTB Trail, Rotorua, New Zealand
This hillside, which felt the touch of the bulldozer’s blade not long ago, has become a real treat for Rotorua’s trail builders. Gunna Gotta, Corridor, K2 and plenty more have either been reborn or created anew on this slope, where the felling of the trees has left room for creative minds with shovels and dozers to have some fun.
Tokorangi is a treat; it was built in 2012 with permission from the local Iwi, Ngati Whakaue, and like it Gunna Gotta doesn’t loiter in the logged areas for too long, soon dropping into the native bush. It’s a fast ride, with pumps and jumps galore, but make sure you lift your head to take in the magic views across Rotorua before the trail heads into the trees and swoops down the steep side of the hill in a string of awesome 180-degree berms. We were lucky enough to score Tokorangi on a stunner of an afternoon, where the sun burst through the clouds just before sunset – it’s pretty hard to overstate how good it feels to soak in that kind of a scene before taking a rip down such a fantastic trail.
Distractions | Ruben Alcantara
Ruben, with his down to earth & somewhat relaxed personality, it’s kinda easy to forget his legend & what he brings to the game. Being around & riding with him is unique. So we asking him to talk about why he rides and what goes through his mind during his time on his bike.
Death Road base jump … on a bike… movie – yes as stupid as it sounds.
Recently we (gravitybolivia.com) were contracted to provide logistical support, rescue support, and medical contingencies for a B.A.S.E. jumping “experiment” off the Bolivian Death Road. Unfortunately the jump didn’t go quite as well as planned as you will see in the video, however I am pleased to report that owing to all the advance rescue and medical support preparations we were able to extract the “crasher” quickly and he suffered only minor injuries, specifically as he puts it: “a broken arse, fractures in his forearm, and cut tendons in his knee”. We would also like to thank the Bolivian Search and Rescue guys who helped us out from: Grupo SAR Bolivia 2ºCompañia Santa Bárbara.
Produced by Mateo Suarez for Crispin Porter Agency
Additional filming on Canon 5d by Mateo Suarez
Shot on location in B.C. Canada
2 Red Epics – 1 Octocopter 1 Stedicam
The Tanner Park Story
After creating a video earlier this year about Salt Lake City’s I-Street jumps (vimeo.com/70060502), Grit Visual producers Tim Jones and Jon Cracroft were eager to learn more about the area’s other main riding spot, Tanner Park. For years, Tanner Park has been a staple to Salt Lake City’s BMX scene. After some digging around, we were told to go down to The Wood Shop, a local BMX shop, and talk to the owner, Cam Wood. After meeting and talking with him and Greg Ingersoll, we discovered that they and a few other childhood friends were the main builders that put a relentless amount of work over the past 15 years, into creating the Tanner Park that exists today.
The goal of this story is to share the story of how Tanner became what it is now. We hope to provide some insight into how Tanner Park became the lush oasis of dirt jumps in the middle of Salt Lake City.
Looks like Santa’s kicking back now…
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?