GREAT 13min movie with Matt Hunter in the back of beyond
THIS is insane!…watch
Published on 31 Jul 2013
Among the most influential skateboarders the industry has ever seen, Bob Burnquist is still innovating. In his new webisode series, Burnquist grants his fans exclusive access to the private domain in which so many of his contributions to skateboarding were born, his backyard in Southern California, better known as “Dreamland.” Hence, “The Dreamland Series.”
To lead off the series, we see something from Burnquist that hasn’t been seen since 2010: a full-length video part filled with never-before-seen footage. And, the Hip. Yes, he added a Hip feature onto his personal MegaRamp. A Hip that starts up on a hill and sends him across a 15-foot gap into the 25-foot quarterpipe. You know, something mellow.
Published on 25 Jun 2013
Take three parts equal love for shooting photos, editing video, and riding bikes. Next toss in that nagging impulse to do something different, even if it requires hours of torturous work, and this video is what you get. In case your eyes deceive you, this is a stop-motion video. Every frame of the video is a photograph, the rider and the bike laying posed on a concrete floor. The ground and trees were later drawn on each photo with a digital pen. Weeks of planning, thirty-five hours of photography totally 1000 pictures, followed by fifty long hours at the computer editing photos, audio, and video. 10,000 minutes of combined work for a two minute video? All worth it if it puts a smile on your face and sparks some creativity in your mind. Thanks for watching.
COOL new Chris Akrigg edit (ridden, produced, directed and edited by the man himself). The boy has some serious skills!! Good watch, check it out…
Chris Akrigg – “Five”
“This box isn’t big enough to tell the full story so all I’ll say for now is I had a lot of fun putting this edit together and it was probably one of the most challenging in every way. Have a watch and we’ll talk later….”
– Chris Akrigg
TIME for change. I’ve always ridden mountain bikes clipped-in ever since the early 90’s with those horrible toe-straps. Since my second mountain biking life I’ve been using Shimano’s SPD system to attach myself to my bike. With various different pedals. Settling on the Shimano’s M530 Trail pedals for the last couple of seasons.
But I’ve noticed that the majority of riders over here use the Crank Brothers system and what’s that they say about change?
So it’s a case of – out with old, tried and tested and in with the new, shiny and different.
A 10 minute test ride and I think I can safely say that I prefer them to the old pedals and the old system. It seems easier to engage the cleat and if it doesn’t engage you have a decent platform with 6 grippy little pins on each side to put down a couple of pedal strokes until you can clip in.
It also seems easier to unclip too – which can be good or bad depending on if you mean to unclip or not!
Think I might put a set of these on the downhill bike (currently ride flats on the DH bike) when the lifts open and see how I get on. The other thing I like is that it looks as though you could jump on the bike with normal trainers on without too much fuss something that the SPD system really doesn’t let you get away with.
Will report back when I’ve really tested them out…but for now, happy 🙂
Published on 17 Apr 2013
Just a small warning: a short scene in this video may disturb some of our more sensitive viewers, so viewer discretion advised, folks!
World Speed Record On A Mountain Bike
Eric Barone is a French sportsman who made a name for himself by setting world speed records on a bike, both on snow and gravel. On April 15th of 2013, he attempted to beat his own record on snow, which was established in 2002 and stood at 222 km/h.
Did he, did he not? Find out here. No talking, just biking.
ALORS, at the end of last week I broke the 10km barrier and under the time I’d set myself of 50mins so I’m obviously moving in the right direction with this clueless training program I’ve set myself. I did it in 48:40 so not much to spare but I’m not sure if I’ll get any faster than that because it felt like I was pretty much flat out for the entire distance.
What it does mean, is that my goal of being able to run 12km in under 60mins by the time of the Tough Mudder at the beginning of June (well – end of May actually, as apparently you should rest up with no hardcore training for the week before a big race/event like this) is still on…like Donkey Kong 🙂
And even better news…is that those bad boys in the photo above turned up today! And. They. Feel. Awesome! Lots of support but very flexible and a serious tread pattern (is that only for tyres or can you use that for shoe soles too?) that looks like they’ll have me eating up these Alpine trails with no problem at all…well that’s the idea. And everyone knows red stuff makes you go faster anyway 😉
A short trailer for my upcoming mountain bike film workshop. Within these 7 days, I will share everything I know about making outdoor and mountain bike films. More details and bookings at inspiredmountainbikeadventures.com/filmmaking-workshop.html
Please leave a comment, if you have questions about this event, I’ll be happy to answer!
27th July to 03rd August 2013 near Sion, Switzerland