Midweek Movies from Cannondale and Transition

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It’s nearly mid December, it’s definitely midweek, you might need a break. Zone out from your responsibilities for a few minutes with a couple of new videos.

There’s a new video out from Cannondale. Have some PR…

Some might say that mountain biking and painting have nothing in common, but artist and shredder Max Nerurkar would say otherwise. In his latest edit, Making Marks, the Cannondale Waves Crew rider brings together Max’s two passions — art and riding — in a flash of creativity, style, colour and positivity. 

Always a rider, Max discovered his fondness for painting while nursing injuries and taking time off from his bike and board. Battling depression from months of recovery, art provided a therapeutic release that only his riding had previously matched.

Whereas most cyclists would think of mountain biking as a sport, Max approaches it more as an art form; an expression of the similarities he finds between riding and painting. It’s easy to watch Max ride and label him a pro mountain biker, but he’ll quickly correct you to share that he’s an artist who happens to also use the trail as a canvas.

“I have found many parallels between painting and riding. The one I find most useful is that a mistake is not a failure, it is a teaching point, something we can learn from. This helps me stay positive and I find I learn more from my mistakes than my victories. I also find that both painting and riding allow me to follow a more adventurous path as opposed to a race or similar. Having the choice to go my own direction increases my wonder and lessens my fatigue.”

Max Nerurkar.

In Making Marks, we invite you to join us for a typical day in Max’s life, complete with awe-inspiring trail and canvass skills.

…PR blurb over… now, to the viewing…

Dust, slop, jumps…quite a lot of trail repair to get done…

Next up, a video from over the pond. More jumps. Less dust! A tractor. And nearly ten minutes of jumpity jump action.

Combine the worlds largest, most precisely sculpted jumps with the most talented two wheeled athletes and the result is Royal Hills Fest in France. Nico Vink, TR factory rider, and trail builder, has put on Royal Hills Fest the last few years as a celebration of big air and the camaraderie around freeride. After years of digging and refining the jumps, along with the yearly anticipation of athletes excited to ride the best jumps in the world, Royal Hills 2022 was the craziest one yet!

OK, as you were, back to polishing your bridleway bimbler, watching the clock on the office wall, or googling ‘gifts for relatives I don’t really know’.

While you’re here…

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Hannah Dobson

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I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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  • Gritstone
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    I don’t have a bridleway bimbler so I’ll have to stick to polishing my helmet, a bell something or other

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