Midweek Mini Movies

by singletrackjon 13

Welcome to this week’s serving of video distraction. The water pipes are frozen, we can’t flush the toilet and there’s no water in the coffee machine, so all we have left is crossing our legs and watching some riding videos – well, until the internet pipes finally freeze up and we have to go back to some sort of hideous primitive existence, using outdated methods of communication (like speech or paper) and fighting to the death over the last brown banana in the staff room. Before we slowly descend into anarchy, here’s this week’s movies…

Col B’s not been hiding away in an office, he’s been out making the most of the snow and darkness by riding in it, armed only with a miniature sun’s-worth of Lupine lights. They double up as finger warmers nicely we’re told…

We like a bit of high class bike porn and this video from Intense showcasing the new Tracer 2 is like the stuff so classy you can’t find it for free on the internet. Ahem.

Alpine nadge-tech with some proper penalty for failure. It’s amongst the best of all the niches. This video has got some amazing examples of the genre. It got us lusting for the summer to come round even faster so we can get our hike-a-bike on and scare ourselves silly.

Local lad Ali C has got himself a new bike, the Inspired Hex. You know that bedding in period when you and a new bike get to know each other and you have to take it a bit easy? Ali doesn’t have that problem.

The South is a winter wonderland at the moment, well, if you can put up with your fingers going all brittle in the cold. Here’s Greg ripping down some of the singletrack gems to be found in the Surrey Hill. We like the editing a lot.

Matt raved about this vid and rightly so. What better way to do a skateboarding road trip than a self sufficient, camping and cycling tour? The answer is obviously ‘a nice relaxing tour bus’ but this is a beautiful bit of filmmaking as Rick McCrank, Silas Baxter Neal, Cairo Foster, John Rattray, Keegan Sauder, Chris Haslam and Kenny Anderson bike and skate their way through New Zealand’s North island.

Our very own Chipps has dug this video out of him riding at Press Camp 2010 in Deer Valley, USA. Sun and dust. Those days are long gone but the memory should keep us going until next time…

That’s all for this week. As ever, if you’ve seen or made anything you reckon belongs here then drop us a line at newsdesk@singletrackworld.com

Comments (13)

  1. nice track on the Lupine vid (music that is).

  2. Ooh, I want to get out on the bike now…

    I wonder if anyone expected the vids to have that effect.

  3. i couldnt ride so close to the edge of the mountain i got no head for heights my palms were sweating just watching them

  4. Super trails and Soundtrack (Dilated Pupils) to Chipps’s vid. Top marks for choice. But the Alpine nadge-tech riding looked scary and wonderful at the same time!

  5. Glad they got rid of the daft flat plate in the back in of the Tracer.

  6. Alpine nadge, are we loosing the skill set of riding tight switch backs without hopping the back end round on the front brake. Fair enough if its done whilst still rolling smoothly on the front but to stop and jerk it around like that. I almost turned it off when I saw them doing it. Where the front wheel has been, the rear will follow with out that look what ive just learnt to do crap. Nice vid though though. Mini rant over.

  7. Grumbles about new tracer too as I’ve not long had the 2010. I blame these rants on feeling like Clark W Griswold as no bonus was given out today.

  8. swede,
    i think its about time you dragged yourself off that sofa,!!
    could find you a nice home for that shabby looking ’10’ too:)

  9. Now welded to the sofa and the 10 ia way to big for little people 😉

  10. Like the Chipps vid with a good track instead of those wispy, folksy things we are plagued with these days.

  11. Love these video posts. Thanks for everything in 2011. And keep ’em coming 🙂

  12. Where exactly is the location of that hike a bike vid?
    love to go there.

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