Midweek Mini Movies 190

Here’s a whole load of blue sky riding to take you mind off the 9 to 5.

Log off, tune in, brew on, feet up, skive off…

TweedLove, Who’s In?

TweedLove, Who’s in? Are you in? Here are many reasons from a whole host of folks from all over the place why you should be in, but also what TweedLove is all about! :)

I have never EVER made anything like this ever before but, what seemed completely out of my depth (creating a video of just people chatting) was actually an awesome opportunity to have a good chit chat to some of the many many amazing and interesting people that live here and visit the Tweed Valley and get excited about about the TweedLove Festival and what it brings to the area.

How to Make a Mountain Bike Film

These are some of the things I learned during the last couple of years, making films out there on the trails. If you are serious about action sports filmmaking, check out our workshop: filme-von-draussen.ch/workshop

Linden Feniak: The Mountain Maker

Riley Mcintosh heads over to the Sunshine Coast do some biking with Linden Feniak one of BC’s top riders and trail builder. Special thanks to Mountain Biking BC for making this project happen.

ESCAPE – Anfiteatro – Chile with Jérôme Clementz

In February Jey went one month in Chile to ride in summer but also discovers the potential of this country for riding enduro ! He was particularly fascinated by a trail which starts to the top of the hill in Las Varas, and ends almost in the city of Santiago (7 million inhabitants)! An old amphitheater overlooks the city and start the trail ! Jey shred this fast, dusty, rocky, and full of cactus trail directly made for after works.

Sometimes good trails are just behind the corner..

BikePark Wales race team

Supporting local racers and giving them the necessary tools to compete to the best of their ability has always been an aim for the team behind BikePark Wales, realising this just six months after opening, with such a strong team is a real bonus.  The intention in years to come is to grow the team with a focus on nurturing young talent.

The team was pulled together late in 2013 after discussions between BikePark directors Martin and Rowan and the two other team riders revealed a common goal.  All the riders wanted to be part of a team that would provide great equipment and support as well as a great venue at which to train, and of course some good times during the season with an emphasis on fun and solid results.

The team got together for their first official ride at BikePark Wales on a sunny day in February to dial in their new bikes and get the banter flowing.   Leon set the scene for the rest of the day by sending an enormous huck on the “Locomotion” trail that left everyone scratching their heads. Rowan showed he still has the skills that earned him the reputation as one of the UK’s most stylish riders, whilst Duncan and Martin both made their intentions for the upcoming DH and Enduro season clear with some solid riding.  Most importantly, this first get together set the scene for good times during the rest of the 2014 season and it was all captured on film.

Captain Ahab Trail

Dave’s heading out to Moab on Sunday and we can’t stop him watching this.

A video of construction to riding of the new Captain Ahab mountain bike trail in Moab Utah. Enjoy!
Video and Editing by: Tyson Swasey.

enduro?

Rules, format, no lift, lift assisted, one day race, two day race, EMBA, UCI, former downhilers, former xc racer. How many of those words we heard last season talking about Enduro World Series? Now we asked Jérôme Clementz, Fabien Barel, Manule Ducci, Enrico Guala, and Simon Cittati their point of view about the first season ever of the Enduro World Series. Almost 50 minutes of in-depth interview looking for the answer to the question: What is Enduro?

TEASER European Enduro Series in Punta Ala

WTB UK Enduro Team Introduction

Hotlines are pleased to announce an elite Enduro Team for 2014 supported by Wildness Trail Bikes. The team, comprising of two truly talented riders, will be racing on custom build Lapierre Spicy Team bikes adorned in the latest goods for WTB including the brand new, incredibly light and stiff tubeless ready KOM rims, Team Issue Vigilante tyres and Volt saddles. The elite riders in question are none other than Gary Forrest and Robert Williams.

2014 – Australian National Championships

Dan Foley – Dynamics

Starting as a product promo for a sponsor, this project took on a life of its own when the company and I parted ways at the end of last year. With the resulting sense of change, growth, and uncertainty, I felt the need to keep this project as personal and true to myself as possible. I couldn’t be happier with how everything took shape and I hope it’s as enjoyable to watch as it was to make. Filmed over the past fall and winter in North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, and Japan. Huge thanks to everyone who helped with the filming.

Filmed/Edited by:

Dan Foley

Killer Loop introduces Stéphane Candé

Killer Loops gives a tribute to Stéphane Candé, one of the most famous european photographers.
Know more about Steph, discover his background and what inspires his photography.

Enjoy the view.

One of the scariest urban downhill MTB competitions returns

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Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2014See mountain biking like you have never seen it before.
The 12th year of Downhill urban mountain biking returns to Valparaíso´s hills. Streets, stairs and natural obstacles will challenge the riders in one of the most famous MTB DH competition of the world.

Fox MTB Presents | Spring Downhill 14 featuring Steve Smith

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A fun couple days shooting the MTB 14 catalog. Featuring Steve Smith and Josh Bryceland riding Steve’s home trails.

Ten Years Old.

Whether you’re stuffing your face with candy on a bouncy castle or you’re the biggest Mountain bike festival in the world, turning Ten is a big deal. Have you ever wondered what the Pro’s such as Kelly McGarry, Jordie Lunn, Brett Tippie & Martin Soderstrom got up too when they were 10 years old?
I had the pleasure of hanging out with Finn Finestone during Cranworx to see what he got up too. It also just happened to be his birthday!

The Wells Mountain Bike Experience

With stunning alpine lakes to cool off in, and against a backdrop of 3000ft peaks, riding in Wells/Barkerville BC is an experience that any mountain biker should have. Unlike other alpine experiences, in Wells you’ll find there are no crowds

Original Bike Tricks from Tim Knoll

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Filmed and edited by Tony Schneidewind

XTreme Kids Are Awesome

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Xtreme Kids Are Awesome Compilation

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: newsdesk@singletrackworld.com.

And remember: Keep feeling fascination, yeah?