by Dave Anderson
June 25, 2014
All the best bike movies served up for this week’s helping of slacker-vation
Tune in, brew on, feet up and slack off it’s time for Midweek Mini Movies…
On Track With Curtis Keene – Time, the Great Motivator
Mental and physical preparations are important; but in the end, time is all that matters. After a very disappointing race is Chile, Curtis is looking to beat the clock and make it up for things in Scotland. Episode 4 of On Track with Curtis Keene follow the racers through the second race of the series — as the Enduro World Series visits the Tweedlove Festival.
The 36 Returns
Check out Mojo Suspension’s Op’s manager Tim Williams on a flying run of Wibbly Wobbly into Rim Dinger!
To say he’s stoked with the new 36 fork would be an understatement! It’s lighter and stiffer than his old 34 (even with the clamped 15mm axle option), it has RC2 damping and has a new super-smooth air spring system which when allied to the new lower friction seals and Kashima surface make the bumps simply disappear!
The fastest, gnarliest Mojo sponsored trail at BPW – it’s fitting that the KOM should be secured with the new Fox 36!
Available from July – the 36 returns!
CAMERON WOOD – KILLJOY
CAMERON WOOD’S part from KILLJOY.
UK Bike Skills – Video Blog 3.2
A trip away to North Wales for this next video blog. The Transition Bottlerocket has had a bit of a refresh with some new kit and some new riding gear too.
Northface Yak Attack 2014
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Northface Yak Attack 2014
The highest mountain bike race on earth, the race climbs to dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. 8 stages, 400km, 12000m of overall altitude gain and a temperature range of +30c to -15c, testing the most experienced of riders.
Breath taking landscapes, searing heat, sub zero temperatures, sand, mud, snow, altitude have captured the imagination of high-levell mountain bikers and adventure athletes worldwide.
CEDRIC GRACIA THROUGH MY EYES S2 EP2 – VALLOIRE EWS#3
This week-end CG was in Valloire France for the 3rd round of the Enduro World Series where he took the 4th place.
No iPhone, no strava … Just a tape for a nice shred!
HORACE AND THE ROUGH STUFF FELLOWSHIP
is the story of three man, one dream and 80 years of cycling in Iceland…
1933 | Horace Dall
The engineer and astronomer from England loved solitude. When Europe had it’s roughest times, just in between two world wars, he set out to make the first wheeled crossing of Europe’s greatest desert Sprengisandur, a landscape so rough, raw and remote that it was used by NASA to train their astronauts for the moon landing only a couple of years later.
A piece of paper, not much bigger than his hand, showed the entire island of Iceland and was his only map. Dressed in a suit, with supplies, which would hardly have been sufficient for half of his planned trip, he crossed the river Þjórsá – and stood alone in the desert.
1958 | Dick Phillips
Four men set out from England to cross the vast deserts of Iceland on their bicycles. The rough stuff fellowship was a club destined to get off the beaten track and ride where no bicycle ever went before.
Check out Magne from icebikeadventures.com for some truly epic trips and summitride.com for some more of Harald’s adventures.
Iceland is Europe’s Outpost in the North Atlantic, the last rock to settle on before the infinite ice. And even though volcanos, darkness, the cold and financial crisis couldn’t defeat the inhabitants it’s the most sparsely populated country in Europe. 20 Million years ago the world looked pretty much like today, all continents were neatly in place with one exception. Iceland was born late with an enormous volcanic eruption and keeps on rumbling as of today. Suddenly an elemental force like the volcano Eyjafjallajökull can paralyze global air traffic making it impossible to travel the world and stopping our high tech world from functioning.
ALUTECH CYCLES – TRUE RIDING
ALUTECH Trail Force shreds the trails in the new bike destination Nauders / Reschenpass (Austria/Italy)
TRUE LOVE – TRUE PASSION – TRUE RIDING!
LaThuile Enduro 2014 Launch Teaser
Introducing La Thuile Italy, the location that will host the 4th Enduro World Series race the 12th 13th of July 2014. From breathtaking alpine single tracks, to the historical mine trails in the woods, trough the undiscovered tracks of the Piccolo San Bernardo Pass together with some of the most influential enduro riders.
Anka Martin & Sven Martin
Valentina Macheda & Manuel Ducci
Tracy Moseley & James Richards
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.