Monthly Archives: April 2012

Skiing With The Wolves…

Another trailer (well teaser) for what looks like a well made skiing movie. ¬†Some awesome scenery and some amazing wildlife…oh and some pretty good skiing too ūüėČ

Quiksilver Presents Candide Thovex’s first feature-length film FEW WORDS;

This long anticipated movie has finally become a reality for Candide Thovex , while we take a look back at his youth and early days skiing Candide shows you what it took to get to this point in his career, winning X-games gold’s and breaking his back before winning the free-ride world tour. Now embarking on a mission spending 2 winters and summers filming and traveling over the world to get the best conditions possible Matt Pain and crew have captured Candide in his element and the stunning nature surrounding.

Few Words will Premier in October in Paris with a world tour to follow in a city near you.

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Strength In Numbers…

“Anyone can have my life, they just need to make the right choices; have no job and not own anything but ride your bike everyday…”

Check this out!

The official trailer for Antill Films brand new (released last week) mountain bike movie;

‘Strength In Numbers’ ;

“Strength in Numbers is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. ¬†The film captures a true way of life, from the world’s best pros to those who are just learning to love the sport. ¬†Shot over two years in some of mountain biking’s most iconic locations, Anthill’s signature style combines compelling stories with core action to create a shared experience that unites all riders. Come join us!”
http://anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers

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Dirt Jumps & RC Choppers…

Pretty amazing edit of¬†Jamie Johnson hitting the dirt jumps and single track at Farmer John’s in the Peak District, UK.

The whole film was shot using a Canon 550D (that’s the camera I’ve got) from a remote control helicopter!…Enjoy

 

 

Thanks to Lomax Bike¬†for finding this one ūüôā

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Probably the Best Commercial in the World…

Excellent ‘Red Bull Gives you Wings’ ad…leaves you wanting to see more;

 

 

Still will never drink the horrible stuff though…it smells like sick ¬† ūüėČ

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Sick Lines…

If you haven’t seen this Xavier de la Rue film, you should sit back and watch it now (in HD).

Even if you’re not into snowboarding or mountain sports this is worth a watch if only to see what we as humans are all capable of……if you have cojones the size of the Rock of¬†Gibraltar¬†that is ¬†ūüėČ

This Is My Winter…

THIS IS MY WINTER (full movie english) from TimeLine Film on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/timelinefilm

http://www.facebook.com/xvdelerue

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Another New Trail…

After a little look on Google Earth I spotted a nice looking track just above our village that I could include into one of my usual daily circuits.  I decided to do this new section at the end of the route because it looked like a great down hill into Briançon and I could then hit the tarmac for the climb home.

It turned out to be a good addition to the ride with about 5km of single track & double track/fire road with a stream to cross, a very sketchy little wooden ‘bridge’ and some rocky sections followed by a very fast, flowing track¬†descending¬†back to the top of town (right by the walled old town)

Not the sort of ride I like to stop on but it was such a nice evening I had to take a couple of photos;

  

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Going Out With a Bang…

 

 

The winter season is coming to an end in Serre Chevalier but no one has told Mother Nature that.  More snow last night & this morning with a freezing level of about 1500m so there was even snow on the cars when we woke up.

Was on the first lift this morning and was glad I had my proper winter jacket on Рit was pretty cold up on the Col de la Ricelle with a fairly strong easterly wind blowing snow into your face.  But once you dropped down off the ridge and got out of the wind there was plenty of fun to be had even if visibility was a down to about 20m at times.

The cloud did eventually thin slightly and the snow was even better on the Prorel side so we did a couple of runs over there before coming all the way back down to Chantemerle on the (un-groomed-is-it-open-is-it-closed) Luc Alphand black run – which was hard work but still fun in a challenging kind of way.

More snow forecast for the rest of this week.  The Serre Che lifts are closing for the season on Sunday but we still have passes for Montgenevre which I believe is open another week and then it will be a couple of days over at Les Deux Alpes the following week and that will be the season done & dusted.

 

Here are the best of the snaps from this morning;

 

             

 

 

 

            

 

 

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A Few of My Favourite Things…

A really good little Demo Reel by Quincy Shanks;

 

 

Thanks to DHReno for finding this one

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Tranny Candy…

2012 Transition Covert

 

 

 

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Three Months Until the Mega…

For all you guys & girls doing the Megavalanche this year;  Get Up & Get Training!
…Only three months¬†to go ūüôā
I can’t make it this year but will be there in 2013 (and already excited about it!)
Going to be doing the Maxiavalanche in Cervinia, Italy though, and that’s even sooner than
the Mega…!
Check out http://wn.com/megavalanche  for a wealth of videos, news, websites, wikis
and loads more info

Source: wn.com via Felix on Pinterest

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