by Dave Anderson
December 10, 2014
Woah! Has it been another week already? Let’s brew up, slack off and tune in for another dose of distraction…
AIRSTREAM LIFE | JHK & Heather Irmiger
Professional mountain bikers Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and Heather Irmiger spend the majority of their lives together on the road with their two dogs. After transitioning from international racing to domestic, they decided to move into an Airstream during their season.
Penmachno MTB: What Kept You?
A Mountain Bike promo for the Snowdonia based MTB trails at Penmachno
Iago Garay Season Ender
After a busy year racing all over the world the Santa Cruz Bikes rider goes for a fun ride at the local trails of el Pardo in Madrid.
A Life Worth Winning – Full Film
“Following the great success of the 2013 season, Creative Concept has spent another year on the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup documenting the Lapierre Gravity Republic team in 2014.
Written and Directed by Aaron Bartlett, narrated by Rob Warner and headed by elite riders Loic Bruni and Sam Blenkinsop alongside Emmeline Ragot and Loris Vergier, we take a step behind the glamour of the motocross style pit setup and into the personal lives and relationships behind the World’s number 1 Downhill Mountain Bike team. Throughout a roller coaster season of ups and downs, emotions run high and dreams can be shattered in an instant as the team push for their first ever elite male winner on the World stage.
Follow the team’s journey from their humble beginnings at Q Bikes in 2005, through to the huge state of the art setup first introduced in 2012 and onto the present day, as well as getting to know all the amazing riders who have come and gone in-between.
It’s not a race, right?
I’ve always thought there was a unique relationship between friends who also race. As mountain bikers we meet some of our closest friends on the racetrack. Practicing together, sharing tips on lines, setups and the best kit to make ourselves go as fast as we dare at the same time as secretly gauging the other persons speed and form.
When the countdown starts we want nothing more than to beat each other to the finish line, yet we celebrate equally happily whoever emerges victorious. The women’s category in pretty much any MTB race discipline epitomises both this close bond and fierce rivalry as the group is so small. There may be only 10 ladies to 300 men at any given event.
I knew I wanted to have a go at making an MTB edit and base it around that concept. I’m lucky to have just some of these racing friends who were willing to give me a few days of their time to see what I could come up with. It was a good excuse to get together over the winter anyway, next year Claire is heading into the world of elite racing, Rachel is travelling Europe riding and racing bikes and I’m destined for motherhood, so opportunities to spend time together on the race track next year are going to be limited.
Big Bike Bash 2014 Aftermovie
Now in its 5th Year and jam packed with 3 days of awesome bike related madness, races, challenges for all ages and abilities.
Produced for UK Youth – ukyouth.org by Luis Arnold
Kona 2015 Process 134SE
Watch Kona USA shredders Angi Weston and Becca Margulies take to the muddy trails of Bellingham, Washington’s Galbraith Mountain on the all-new Process 134SE.
The ‘Launchpad’ @ The Forest of Dean, The UK’s first Gravity bike trail!
Film – Madeira E X P L O R A T I O N
Coastal Cruising through Grannies Kitchen for Some Crabapples
MTB Trip from Blackrock to Coast Gravity Park to finish it up with Whistler.
TEASER PARTLY CLOUDY Tour
Here it is the teaser of the Partly Cloudy Tour. Our last trip in Austria and Switzerland, last summer. Follow us during our four stops.
The Little Things Teaser – featuring David Suzuki
The Little Things is a non-profit snowboard movie/documentary project based on environmentally-conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of living and thinking.
The film is an initiative taken on by professional snowboarder Marie-France Roy and directed by Filmmaker Darcy Turenne in which all the riders are bringing to life the importance of protecting and living in balance with our environment.
Riders include: Jeremy Jones, Gretchen Bleiler, Tamo Campos, Meghann O’Brien, Marie-France Roy, Jonaven Moore, Mike Basich and many friends in the snowboard community.
Please support our Kickstarter campaign at: kickstarter.com/projects/2035140785/the-little-things-movie
Pumptrack and backflips in the Disco
The 2nd annual PUMP BATTLE SERIES – CLUB EDITION hosted by Joost Wichman & Twan van Gendt at the City Lido Club.
Racers from all disciplines duelled through the club and partied all night.
Check out the thrills, spills, and party.
Assassin’s Creed Unity Meets Parkour in Real Life – 4K!
We’ve always imagined what it would be like to actually be in the game. Well these parkour runners made this epic video of an Assassins Creed chase.