by Dave Anderson
November 19, 2014
It’s that time of the week again, time to slack off and tune in to this another sweet selection of motivation to shred…
How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads – Progressive | Trail Doctor
Brakes are the most basic safety tool, but even the most expensive MTB disc brakes are useless without good, working pads. In two minutes pro mountain biking photographer and all-round adventure nut, Dan Milner, shows you how to swap out your brake pads. No fuss, no bother, just a simple how-to with added pro tips gleaned from his 30+ year love affair with mountain bikes. How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads – Progressive | Trail Doctor
The Metal Man
The Metal Man is short film that gives an insight to the life of custom frame builder, Pat Banks. Pat’s been a friend of ours for some years and we always thought it would be interesting to shoot in his workshop, doing what he does best, building bikes. It started out as just an opportunity to film some arty shots of Pat welding and capturing the textures of the workshop. But after seeing the precision that Pat takes in each bike, we decided to make something a little more insightful.
It turns out that there aren’t too many custom bike builder in the world, let alone Norfolk, so we hope this short piece will show a wider audience what goes into building a frame by hand.
Santa Cruz in Florence – enjoying good food, good wine and nice riding…
Here is a brief video to remember the two unforgettable days that FIRENZE FREERIDE spent together with three great Champions: Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat and Cedric Gracia
Finale Ligure – Enduro 2014
Just one of the fabulous trails in Finale Ligure.
Durango – Ned vs Travis
Ned vs Travis – Specialized vs. Trek – What happens when the two biggest bicycle manufacturers in the US do some of their design and testing in the same small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.
These to icons of racing and product don’t agree on much except that Durango is the best place to test bikes…and one other little thing….
2014 Moab Mountain Bike September
Riding a lot of new trails in Moab; Ahab, Bartlett Wash, even the route around Warner lake was new. Packed a lot into a few days of riding with the new Alaska trail and some side trips to jump off cliffs at Mill Creek. Credit Paul Ellis for the video
Intense Cycles: Tracing Dirt
INTENSE CYCLES: TRACING DIRT
Dense understory environments blanket the mountainsides of the Squamish valley. These environments harbor a multitude of life and a vestige of trails nestled neatly around Alice Lake. Rolling fog, sporadic rain, and reoccurring cloud cover create opportune moments in time to capture on film.
Fall has crept into view, allowing Dexter Robson and Bryden Rigets a chance to experience arguably the best seasonal conditions for mountain biking in the Pacific Northwest.
In The Office w/ Thomas Vanderham & Sterling Lorence
I went on my first photo shoot with Sterling Lorence as a 15-year-old kid. It was my first time shooting for a mountain bike film and Sterl had just recently received his first ever cover of BIKE Magazine. Safe to say that a lot has changed for both of us over the last decade and a half. The combination of mountain biking and photography has taken us all over the world, documenting places like Morocco, Utah and Mexico. Our best work though, has been done right here in our backyard of British Columbia. From the dusty rolling hills of Kamloops, to the foggy rainforest of the North Shore or the alpine of the Coast Range, BC is still our favourite canvas on which to paint.
These shoots are more often than not experimental, heading into the mountains with only some inspiration and our experience. We know that we are at the mercy of the weather and we will work with what she gives us.
This fall Matt Dennison came along on one of our trips to shoot a piece for Toyota BC, taking a behind the scenes look at how we work and highlighting how we use our vehicles in the process.
Big thanks to everyone that made it happen — Toyota BC, Matt Dennison and Sterling Lorence
~ Thomas Vanderham
Mountain biking the fast and fun Downieville downhill, California.
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 it totally Mexico, yeah?