Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's eve



I really don't care about watching this dude ride. I know he's fast and rides technical things, I just don't care to watch. But this edit is pretty decent cinematography and the scenery is nice so thats it.

Rene Wildhaber shredding Whistler and Pemberton, BC

Monday, December 30, 2013

Imba visit 2013


Dale, John, X, and Jordan from SORCE bike club

Hey we never posted on this really cool thing tht happened in 2013: Big thanks to Imba Canada and AJ and Rachael


This past weekend, we had the pleasure to visit Surrey, BC, where the Surrey Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts (SORCE), call home. Before arriving, we wondered what this large, but relatively flat city situated south-east of Vancouver would have to offer. Most input we received from others (upon mentioning our next visit) was that Surrey had lots of farmland, but had little to offer in the way of riding.
Boy, were they wrong. What Surrey has is a group of hard working club members and progressive city officials that understands the benefits of cycling and urban bike parks. Get these two things together and you have the recipe for bike park awesomeness!
Surrey, population 468,000, has four progressive bike parks around the city with many options for dirt jumps, pump tracks, and urban singletrack. We had the pleasure of visiting two of the four parks during our time in the city, Invergarry and South Surrey, which were both filled with riders young and old.
Our afternoon field session took place on South Surrey's trail network, working with a group of SORCE volunteers to rejuvenate existing singletrack into a new, progressive flow trail. It was incredible to see such a great urban cycling facility alongside other city infrastructure like tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and soccer pitches.
A huge thanks to SORCE for planning such a great visit, to Norco for supplying swag and prizes to volunteers, and also to Beast & Brine (@beastandbrine) for providing great lunches to feed our hungry workers!
Check out photos from the event on Flickr.In: Trail Care Crew | WestTags: bike park | Club Care | IMBA Club

Re-onion island



this edit comes from some place far away. Its got a guy wearing a Kona jersey and riding in an awesome environment. Holy crud that shot with the cliff edge mountain area looks epic!

Reunion Island - Enduro Movie - Episode 1
Here is the first episode of video series of enduro mtb on Reunion Island, indian ocean. Hope you enjoy it !

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cairns


Wew hew! The world cup returns to Australia this year! and not to Canberra!

Here is a little teaser of Evan Winton riding the Cairns World Cup track.
Filmed and edited by Wade Lewis.

Trail day SSBP


Trail day in the South Surrey Bike Park tomorrow. The action will be: installing new trail markers and fixing a few corners. The last time to stock up on trail karma before 2014. Hosted by the SORCE bike club and food will be provided.

Get High



Nicely shot edit from Europe that starts at the peak of a mountain and decends thru clourful forests below.
This short clip is about mountain bike freeriding in a beautiful mountains of West Tatras, Slovakia.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas


I'm getting ready to stuff my face with turkey and stuffing and cranberries but I couldn't resist checking out some new riding vids. Boy am I glad I did. because holy shit, Adam Brayton rides those tight corners like a madman. Read the p.s. at the bottom of the quote>>
Alex Rankin is regarded by many as the godfather of all godfather's when it comes to MTB films. Rankin's ability to capture some of the wildest racing footage in the Earthed and Sprung films set the benchmark for all MTB films that followed. 
Two of Hope Technology's riders were luckily chosen by Alex back in the day to feature in the Earthed films. Hope Factory team rider, Adam Brayton aka Gas2Flat aka Keswick Kestrel aka Eskiboy, got wild and loose in Earthed 5 - The Law of Fives. 
Hope's Belgium DH/freerider, Nico Vink had an earlier Earthed début in Earthed 3 riding flat out on the Sprint Avalanche track in Oz en Oisans.
Both riders are fast loose and love a good huck, but have two of the most contrasting riding styles around. Brayton - flat out, on-the-edge racer and Vink with his flowy and super smooth style. Who better to bring them both together than the guy they both credit with kick-starting their media careers, the godfather himself, Alex Rankin. 
After putting in a few weeks of day and night shifts digging tracks around the Lake District, Adam invited Nico and Alex to spend a few days filming and hucking. Alex hasn't failed to deliver, capturing the guys riding on the edge and pulling off some pretty big jumps along the way. 
This "...Ultimate Hucker Sender" edit by Alex has a distinctively "Earthed" and raw edge to it - no fancy gadgets or slo-mo's - just flat out loose riding.
"It was really good to catch up with Nico and Adam for this project, we laughed a lot and got lucky with the UK winter weather, but the speed of Adam on his local tracks was insane and had us all with jaws dropped." - Alex Rankin
Enjoy!
P.S. Nico rides all the tracks blind - not bad ey?!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Jungle



The Jungle exists somewheres in the forests of Washington state. It looks like a dope spot and its cool to see when edits pop up showing the building there. I also like how mountain bikes and bmxs get along there. Check out this old edit of the spot...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chris Kovarik



Chris Kovarik is awesome.
Summer of Summit - SEGMENTS - The Karver
Summer of Summit Segments episode #7 Chris Kovarik

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Invergarry



Jordan and Jon stopped by Invergarry yesterday and un-buried the snowed in pump track to get some laps in before spring. Ha who am I kidding, snow melts in 3 days here. Remember the last time we dug out a pump track just to ride mid winter?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Boner Island



I went to Bowen Island this year, sadly it poured rain the entire time I was there. I also didnt see any of these trails at all...

With winter conditions like this, who would ever miss summer? Jay Boysen shreds up the trails of Bowen Island, BC.An "Arctic Outflow Warning" was recently issued for coastal British Columbia. Which coincidentally left sunny skies over Howe Sound for a few days, giving ample opportunity to catch the ferry to Bowen Island and shoot some dry and dusty trails.
This is not the first time I've met Jay at the ferry and proceeded to spend a day in the woods, but I had not experienced Bowen in such frigid conditions. Jay took us to some new zones he had spent time building over the last year. The hard work he puts into the trails he builds shows, and being an avid cyclist myself it was hard standing on the sidelines of the action. At least I had long time friend and photographer Keegan Pearson along for the chilly day ahead.
Filmed & Edited by: Dexter Robson ( dexterrobson.ca )
Photography by: Keegan Pearson
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JAMES DOERFLING


JAMES DOERFLING goes huge in this big mountain retrospective of the 2013 season, enjoy

James Doerfling charges fresh lines like he has ridden them 100 times. In this new edit to end 2013 he goes on a mission to find untouched downhill runs that he bombs like a man possessed.
Filmed and edited by Mitch Cheek. www.solosproductions.com facebook.com/solosadventure instagram.com/solosproductions
Music "Murdering Me" by The Smalls www.thesmalls.ca

Nostalgic




Saturday, December 14, 2013

Remy Metailler



Jordan beamed this one over. The crazyness at 0:58-1:03 was the reason to send it over. Personally I don't see what the big deal is... I do that every time I'm at Whistler. Bout time we have a little more hip hop in edits.
Remy tears the Whistler bike park apart. A big thanks goes out to Garbanzo Bike and Bean for their support throughout the season.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Between the Trees



Squamish offers a varied array of trails. From manicured groomer-esque Half and Full Nelson trails, to old school rooty, rocky, primarily fall line trails such as Powersmart. This is what makes the town such a renowned area for mountain biking. As with most trails in BC, the logging industry has created roads through the pristine forests to facilitate the cutting and removal of trees. This in turn created access for mountain bikers to explore the terrain and create trails through tireless hours of hard work. The down side to the access created by the original logging is, with the roads and infrastructure already in place, the area is also a perfect place to re-harvest. Throughout the past two seasons Powersmart and the lower Section Skookum are sprouting colorful patches of flagging tape marking cut boundaries, future skidder roads, and log landing areas. In time, this area will be re-forested and the trails will be, at least temporarily, lost. In recent years, local logging has done an amazing job working with SORCA (the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association) and trail users to minimize the impact on trails and to fund the re-construction of trails. This trail evolution cycle has become quite common throughout BC, it can cause anger, frustration, controversy, and is a great topic for debate. Logging helped create the original trail, reforestation will alter the original trail forever.
For our edit this fall we really wanted to capture the look and feel of the Powersmart and Skookum trails in their current state: fast, rooty, rocky, technical. This trail has not received any significant maintenance in the past few years as logging has been expected for some time. The current state of this trail is far from how it began its life, and farther from what it may become once the surrounding trees are removed.
This season we also spent many rainy evenings working on a small playground of fresh take offs and landings between patches of lush West Coast foliage. Big jumps though the ferns was the goal while keeping impact on the living forest to a minimum. This new playground, although not physically linked to Powersmart/Skookum, was the final stop for our edit.
Riders: Jeremy Norris and Pat Foster.
Credit: Savage Films

Martyn Ashton

Martyn Ashton blew everybody's mind (and a few fuses in the Youtube servers) with his Road Bike Party edit. Since then, he has suffered asignificant spinal cord injury while performing on his "Animal WD40 Action Sports Tour", but with a lot of the footage already in the box and a little help from his friends Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill, he has been able to complete Road Bike Party 2.
Martyn, you are a true inspiration and we wish you the very best as you continue down the road of rehab.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Shovel Buster



Local rider and pinkbike user Hellben2084 created this great edit of the first version of Shovel Buster in Invergarry bike park in North Surrey BC.
Invergarry - As it once was...
Short edit from riding this summer. This place is totally changing and this is just to remember how it started...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kristjan Vreček



This video has to be one of my years' favorites. Cool helicopter shots too! Slovenia Full clip of Kristjan Vrecek's "Vrǝckolandia" trail. Looks like a whole lot of fun - rock on brother! Filmed and edited: msix.si
Aerial footage: helivideo.si

Specialized



The corporate beast that is Specialized bicycles may be filled with complete A-holes; but Matt Hunter is not one of them. He rides a new Enduro in Chile and is not a dink. The same cannot be said for the legal team/owners. That said, they do make good bikes bikes.

Micayla Gatto


Micayla Gatto is rad for a ton of reasons. Girls rule! So does bobsled.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

26 Aint Dead


This video is sweet. Dude is ripping on his 26" steel hardtail on some trails in the UK. 2

Monday, December 2, 2013

Latimer Lake Strava


Jordan, Bryson(taking the photo) and I rode at Latimer Lake Park on Saturday.  The weather was about as rainy as it gets here on the coast of BC. We did a little Srava-ing while we were there on the SORCE club ride. Just goes to show you how much riding there is still to be had at a former Surrey mountain bike destination. We look forward to riding there more. We also intend to advocate for this spot to be reinvigorated. More on that as it develops. http://app.strava.com/activities/97981241

12 MONTHS 12 STORIES



Episode 11 is pretty good. Oh dry trails.....

Racing is over now, you may think Jérôme wish to do something else. No way, fall is probably the best time of the year to enjoy some fun ride with his mate on trails in perfect conditions.
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La saison des courses est finie, on pourrait croire que Jérôme aurait envie de faire autre chose. Hors de question, L'automne est probablement la meilleure période pour rouler aves ses amis sur des sentiers en parfaite conditions.
Edited and Filmed by : reuiller.com

Friday, November 29, 2013

Gully



Geoff rides nearly every single genre of mountain biking in this short but entertaining edit for Rocky Mountain cycles. enjoy

Is Gully the most well-rounded rider on the Shore? What’s going to happen when he does actually start pedaling?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Life Behind Bars





bonus footage visit http://win.gs/lifebehindbars Watch All Episodes: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... Previous Episode:http://youtu.be/4CiChbloUXI Brandon takes his Mustang out for some racing by the coast before some mountain bike riding on the rocky trails of Pemberton, BC. Stevie Smith comes out to film with Brandon on the downhill trails that Adam Billinghurst and Pete Matthews built specifically for them. In order to get the best shot, they captured the riding with a cable camera in the hopes of getting through it without any injuries

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Invergarry trail day




The jumps are locked with a chain for a few weeks until the dirt sets up solid
We had a great day in Invergarry bike park finishing the work on the Shovel Buster jump trail. A lot of shaping and packing happened today. Big thanks to Dustin Gilding and Alpine Bike Parks and most of all the volunteers who showed up to help out!!!

PLEASE DO NOT RIDE THE TRAIL UNTIL THE DIRT IS SOLID.
 2-4 WEEKS :( SORRY The dirt just needs time to set up.


more photos after the jump>>

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mystery DH



Dunbar rider, Aaron Dobie, riding Mystery. Filmed/Edited by: Mark Busenius on Cypress

Invergarry bike park



Trail day at Invergarry bike park tomorrow. Lunch provided by SORCE Dustin Gilding will be there too!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Invergarry



Stopped by Invergarry yesterday to shoot this short clip of the new Flow Form features on Shovel Buster

Sunday, November 10, 2013

PHANTASM



Harry Steele rides Whistler bike park for Kona bikes

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ludwig Jaeger



I love it when riders have smooth style. This guy throws his bike around almost as fast as a bmx in this street edit. Some people make stuff look tight, this guy is one of them.


Ludwig Jaeger - Summer 2013

Check out my latest edit. We filmed a couple of sessions this summer. Many thanks to all filmers, Tim Scholz for the Twixtor editing and to my sponsors - NS-Bikes/Trailtoys, POC & ALMOND

Hydrofoil bike



We aren't strangers to flying bicycles. Remember that indoor helicopter? or that other one? or that otherone that only flies into a treehouse? Well, I've been looking for a bike that flies on water so this is great. Check out this cool hydrofoil bike ripping around in this video from the deep dark interweb. I love weird bikes.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Instinct in the Monashees



Nice Fall winter edit featuring the godfather Wade Simmons and Lambert rep/xc racer Kevin Calhoun
The plan was to head to the Monashee Mountains near Revelstoke, British Columbia with Wade Simmons and Kevin Calhoun to shoot an autumn alpine video for our new Instinct MSL. We wanted to showcase the bike’s versatility under two very different riders—Kevin is an XC racer on our Factory Team, while Wade’s contributions to freeride mountain biking need no introduction—.
Of course sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t play nice, and an early cold snap provided on-and-off snowfall throughout our adventure.
Despite the challenging weather, we knew we had an opportunity to capture a unique aspect of the changing seasons. From Kevin’s dawn patrol ascent to Wade charging snowy trail features, the rapidly changing conditions ended up being the perfect way to showcase the Instinct’s versatility.
We’d like to thank the crew at the Sol Mountain Lodge for all their help with this project. Their lodge was a great base-camp and their trails were a blast even in the snow. We’ll be back again in warmer weather.
Thanks for watching, Love the Ride!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shovel Buster

SORCE president Jordan helps stockpile dirt for the final massive landing
More work has taken place on the revamped trail in Invergarry bike park in North Surrey. Lots of landings have been constructed and a few of the dirt lips are nicely shaped and packed. The next step for Alpine Bike Parks will be building concrete footings for the many Flow form features we are going to see in the park.

Enjoy the photos!...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Invergarry

Alpine Bike Parks - Shovel Buster trail new landing

Alpine Bike Parks started construction on shovel buster yesterday. The first day of the build was met with tough conditions. Heavy rain made it difficult for the machines to work at optimum efficiency, but the crew of ABP powered through and accomplished quite a lot. The plan is for the Shovel Buster to be gussied up the whole way down. ABP will be installing SIX premanufactured lips and a sick satellite feature on the trail. the amplitude of all the jumps is being increased at the same time. Sadly this means there will be no beginner trails, but we can always try for that in the next phase. SORCE/ABP can only do so much in a year within a given budget from the City of Surrey. Keep in mind that the COS is supporting the sport of mountain biking in a big way. Shovel Buster is unique in this part of the world. Can you think of another city built park with something like it? As Invergarry park builds a larger user group and the local bike club SORCE achieves higher membership riders in Surrey will be able to request more and more work to be done by Alpine Bike Parks every year.

SSBP tree planting


SORCE president Jordan enjoying the heavy rain
Peter, Vince and Wilma toughing out the rain





SORCE bike club was in the South Surrey Bike Park planting native trees and shrubs. The weather was about as rainy as it gets here on the coast of BC. But that didn't stop SORCE from getting out there with shovels. The focus was on repairing the many areas of the forest that have sustained damage through trail braiding. We planted a lot of salal, ferns, wild rose, vine maple, salmon berries and simon berries in the areas most affected by the trail braids.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Coloured Ti springs


Get em here

Coloured Ti Spring Summary
Add some bling to your bike!

These truly unique coloured titanium springs are made to order and so are pre order only.

The price is just £150.

Any springs pre ordered between now and 01/11/13 will arrive with you no later than the beginning of December.

Specification:

Grade 5 Titanium
ID: 36.5mm (Fox, Cane Creek, BOS Etc..) or 38mm (Rock Shox, Avalanche Etc..)
Benefits:

Add some bling to your bike with a unique coloured spring. ​The main benefit of using a titanium spring is to save weight. In most cases you will save nearly 0.5lbs, a noticeable difference in weight; making you bike lighter, faster and easier to maneuver! Unlike steel, titanium is also corrosion resistant and does not fatigue so much over long periods of time.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Strahan of the Dead



Wow, this Halloween is yielding bumper crop of quality edits this year. Shot by Aaron LaRocque rider: Strahan Loken zombies

WILDCAT



Manon Carpenter seems to have had bit of turn and become some sort of wild woodland cat for this edit. Aboard the Saracen Kili Flyer she’s pinning it through the woods being chased by Liam Murphy’s camera. Happy Halloween! For one night only @manoncarpenter is the Wildcat. A film by @liammurphyfilms

Happy Halloween



Jordan, this is for you.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Invergarry



I made this sign for the pump track at Invergarry. It's called the Cornercopia pump track

Also in super exciting news: Alpine Bike Parks is starting construction on shovel buster in Invergarry this week.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

T Mac




Tyler McCaul’s Rampage POV
Another Pants-Shitting POV

I am going to rant about this when I get the time. Just like I did for Kelly McGarry. Whats with keeping all the Mcs and Macs down at Rampage?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

How To Be A Mountain Biker

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Is it sad that all of this is true? All of it. Stoke, Rad, Gnarly, Flow, Bro, Shred, Scrub, Shralp, Gap, Table, Oppo, Brap, Tweak, Zone, Loam, Roost, Bonk, Biff, and Bail....

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Chromag Family Album Vol. 1



Why the crud didnt they just say Aggy is in this? I read through that whole dang thing as was like "I guess I'll watch this based on the strengths of that other video". Literally, I really think like that. tob be fair, all the riding and filming in this is spot on and gets you unbelievably pumped to ride. Must Watch

All families possess their own dynamics, characteristics, and individual traits. Ours consists of a group of riders with distinguishable styles that compliment the next. It is these differences that contrast and set us apart, yet, tie us together. Diversity is inevitable within families, but should be admired as everyone has something to offer. This parallel results in synchronous action that has something for everyone. Flip through the pages with our riders as they take you through our Family Album. - Reece Wallace, Team Manager, Chromag Bikes
Video by: Rupert Walker
Animations by: Scott Waraniak
www.chromagbikes.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Desert sun



This video is great, Mike Hopkins absolutely shreds some awesome big mountain stuff. He's riding on the absolute edge of exploding and its exciting to watch!
Mike Hopkins and James Doerfling riding a selection of BCs best big mountain terrain, from Williams Lake to Cache Creek. Song - Numb by Gary Clark Junior

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gravity Project


 
For anyone living in the UK this is a neat race series that happened this year, I'm sure they'll do it again, links below.  I am posting it because I like pumptracks and pumptrack races. Plus indoor pumptracks are really rare and these people seem to be great at teamwork.
The first round of the Gravity Project’s Pumptrack race series went down just before Christmas and our tea-boy Ben Windog popped to down to have a look around.
The Gravity Project is situated in Lower Froyle, Hampshire and as well as this ace indoor pumptrack have a number of downhill tracks too, oh and some bees aswell.
If you fancy checking it out then hit up www.facebook.com/GravityProjectGP and get in touch with the guys there.

Kelly McGarry



Kelly McGarry on the Rampage course with a helmet cam.  Kelly was robbed of first, all I have to say is THREE backflips! Whats harder flipping a jump or a step down? exactly.

There is no way Kyle Strait should have won except he hit the Oakley Icon sender (lets face it sponsors decide who win). Tyler MacCaul should easily have placed second as his drop was dirt to dirt and easily as big as the Icon sender(except no sponsors name was attached). Cam Zink can sukit! His line was comparatively snoresville. The line through the top section was weak, he did a big backflip then quit on the lower section. Boo!

Bewbs



Jordan beamed this one over... enjoy


Warning: this video features gratuitous skidding and all-out freeriding… just what you were looking for?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

You like this



I found this video while doing some googling for local Vancouver pump tracks. This edit makes you want to get out and ride some fall trails enjoy!

Ewan Fafard & Taylor Bloy segment from 'You Like This'
artbarnproductions.blogspot.com

Monday, October 21, 2013

Twoonie race #5

Pre race meeting
Lots of colour in the Watershed yesterday


The last Twoonie Race in the SORCE/Shed bike club race series wrapped up yesterday at the Delta Watershed. The course was a massive 10km loop and there was 2 categories to race in, either a 10km intermediate or 20km advanced race.
We had another great turnout of riders to this event. The Watershed was in full fall colour and conditions stayed foggy the whole day but trails were in prime shape and everyone had a great time! There are nearly 200 photos after the jump>> lots of photos of riders on course, the prize giveaways and the apres party and race winners are toward the bottom of the page. Enjoy and see you next year! Thanks again to the organizers, volunteers, racers and keep in mind SORCE will be having an AGM in late November, we look forward to seeing you there!

RESULTS HERE 

Big thanks to SORCE/Shed bike club twoonie race sponsors South Surrey Cycles, Rocky Cycle, Norco Bicycles and Central City Brewers and Distillers!



Crankworx



Crankworx has been over for quite a while, but this video of pump track madness just emerged. We all saw the race, this is just practice and hotdoggery in action. Spoiler: Mitch Ropelato manuals everything
This is pretty much what I saw and captured at the Pumptrack Challenge at Crankworx Whistler this year. Everyone had skills, but I was absolutely amazed by the amount 'Specialized Kids' Ropelato and Brosnan had, they were just having fun and thinking of new 'challenges' all the time during training. I loved to watch this event and I hope I translated this well into the video:) Enjoy!
Please check out my website larsveenstra.nl or like my Facebook page facebook.com/LVmedia to stay updated about my other projects and upcoming videos!

Velosolutions.ch


Another cool looking all-season pumptrack by these guys.
Pumptrack Pontresina Inauguration, by Velosolutions The first pump track in the beautiful valley of Engadin. One of the biggest pump tracks, built for kids, pros, and grandpas! With Timo Pritzel, Adrien Loron, Xavier Pasamonte, Claudio Caluori

Saturday, October 19, 2013

South Surrey bike park trail map

I did some sleuthing around and found a stack of potentially helpful South Surrey Bike Park map and trail info. Some of it is sure to be out of date, but I thought having this info accessible all in one a place would be a good thing. Enjoy with no sleuthing required.


Click the link for three other high res shots>>

Trail trance


I liked this edit, but dude in the black w/ black helmet has a gross style. Just sayin.

Evolene, a typical Swiss mountain community in the Valais was recently invaded by rowdy unsophisticated mountain bikers. They destroyed the loamy trails and shocked the local, simple mountain folk with their lack of manners and dangerously out of control mountain biking. Shaperideshoot documented this invasion of free spirits, who have sent shockwaves throughout the Swiss Valais. Enjoy our take on simple mountain living.

Cornering




Do this stuff and watch the video and practice practice practice.
1) Get your seat down and use a mid-foot position on your pedals. Cornering is all about getting your hips moving around the bike and if your seat is in the way it can be a lot tougher to do. In fact, if you try to learn with your seat up you’ll most likely pick up bad habits.

Also, you’ll need to be able to drop your heels so you can weight the outside foot and “carve” the corner which requires a more mid-foot position on the pedals. I recommend flat pedals since they naturally put you in this position but if you run clipless then make sure you don’t have the cleat set under the ball of the foot as this will throw your weight too far forward and make it harder to use your as hips effectively.

2) Be able to ride switch-foot so you can enter a corner with the outside leg to the back. This will let you drop your heel and carve the corner better by giving you a better platform to laterally hinge the hips from. Even though you can get away with either foot being forward entering a corner - and there are times you want to keep you dominate foot forward in fast paced DH sections - you will be better able to execute your technique if you can get your outside foot back. I've also found that most of the time riders who argue this point can't ride switch foot in the first place and are looking for reasons to not have to learn how but that is another subject for another article.

3) Set your hips before entering a corner by weighting the outside foot. If you enter a corner balanced it is too late, you’re going to be playing catch-up with your balance points through the corner. By shifting your weight and entering the corner with you hips set and ready to shift you can set your edge faster and more easily dictate the balance points.

4) Use counter-pressure to lean the bike over and your vision to pull you through the corner. When entering a corner you want to lean the bike over by pushing with the inside arm and look through the corner to make sure you ride smoothly through it. Counter-pressure is critical to maintaining good traction and since you go where you look your vision is your ultimate guide.

5) When all else fails focus on shifting the hips laterally and not squatting down or leaning over with the shoulders. When you are doing it right you’ll feel your ribs laying down one by one on top of your inside thigh.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sam Reynolds


Freestyle MTB in Slow Motion

A GridStars production starring Monster athlete Sam Reynolds
Filmed in a day at Woburn. Shot entirely on GridStars own Phantom high speed camera at 600 frames per second.
GridStars specialise in Motorsport video production but always enjoy filming any extreme sport. If you require slow motion for your next project or just curious about what we do, check out www.gridstars.co.uk

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The last Twoonie Race


The last Twoonie Race in the SORCE/Shed bike club race series is coming up fast. So fast in fact, its THIS Sunday October 20 at the Delta watershed. The course is a 10km loop and as always there will be three categories to race in: beginner intermediate and advanced. We expect a good turnout to this event so if you haven't been out for the other races, this is the twoonie race to come to!
RACE 10am
On site registration starts at 9am, however help us volunteers out and preregister on the button above. It helps us know how much food/drink to supply and gives us more time in the morning for twiddling our thumbs:)

Toonie Race Details

Sunday, October 20th - Twoonie Race - The season finale !!!! Registration in the Meadow at 9:00am race at 10:00am sharp - This is a multi lap / mass start race on a fantastic 10km loop ripping through the best trails the Shed has to offer. Total race distance depends on race category - we will have individual and team categories (for those who want to participate, but dont want to race the full 30km) This will be the finale with prizes and a SERIES winner announced with awards !!!!!!!
Anyone participating in any event must be either a member of the Shed Bike Club, OR, a member of SORCE. Membership is available on site and is a mere $20.00 - This covers your race insurance for all SBC and SORCE twoonie races !!!

Register online at http://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=13868

W
e also need marshals for the event. If you are able to volunteer, please contact us at  info@sorcebikeclub.org or through facebook!

Ride Every Day



I sure don't ride every day, but this video recommends it.

Rain, Snow or Shine, You've Got to Ride Every Day!
Wallis, Herbst 2012
facebook.com/alotria

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Invergarry



New mellow banked hip on 'D' line

Invergarry Tree Planting



The SORCE bike club was out in force today helping plant some native trees and shrubs in Invergarrry Park. Big thanks to Fay and Roberto from the City of Surrey for guiding the volunteers! SORCE provided food and refreshments for the hard working crew. Lots of Cedars, Alders and Salmon berries and other native species were planted in the area across the path from the pump track. Some of the Volunteers took a well earned break on the pump track including SORCE president Jordan. More photos after the jump>>
Coffee, cold drinks, water, muffins, cookies, chips and granola bars
Fay from the City of Surrey explains how to plant a tree

Rampage


Qualifying is over and Graham Agassiz placed 1st. Woot. Here's a video of him hitting the new 70ft canyon gap. Some close call from other dudes on the same gap, yikes! Video after the jump>>

Friday, October 11, 2013

Red Bull Rampage


RedBull Rampage is this weekend. Brendan Howey from Vancouver takes us through his first day on the hill in Utah.Video after the jump

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Invergarrry


 Jordan and I went riding at the Invergarry pump track. I brought the go pro along so here is 1:45 of the track there.

Video Anal



Here (allegedly) is an all anal video of your favorite MTB stars from the world cup circuit including riders like Gee and Steve Smith. Up and comers in the porn industry Morrocco Media bring us this exciting foray into the 'darkside' of the racing circuit.

This is an example of Morrocco Media's (morroccomedia.com) Mountain Bike Sports Video Analysis service filmed at the 2013 Fort William Downhill Mountainbiking World Cup. It illustrates how we can help you find the fastest lines, test bike set-ups and compare yourself to other riders during a race weekend. We can help identify small technique issues that can be worked on over the weekend to gain those extra tenths of a second. It shows how important line choice and technique (even at world cup level) are and just where riders were gaining and losing time.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Vašek Kolář



I dare any of you to rap better than this guy.

Edit: David Podrabský, Vašek Kolář
Camera: David Podrabský,Vašek Kolář,Honza Sladký,Tomáš Lachman,Jirka Hollmann,Ondra Šenk,Vojta Křiva.
Music: Vasha (instrumental by Dj Fatte) thanx Mařas
Mad Skill - When my titles roll (Emdee feat C.Monts)

Racing



yerp.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Nicolas Quere



Can't say that this edit will ever get a ton of views. Push through the intro and you will be rewarded with really great shredding by rider Nicolas Quere from the Commencal SuperTeam

Friday, October 4, 2013

Brendog



Want to know what pepper spray feels like? Ever wondered what it's like to be a professional mountain biker? Then this is the video for you...

We follow pro mountain bike rider Brendan Fairclough to Les Deux Alpes during Euro Crankworx 2013. Catch Brendan racing the Air DH on a gnarly French track with big jumps and loose off-camber sections.

Euro Crankworx also held its first official MTB whip off, where Brendan throws some massive whips and one-foot nacs - you decide whether he should have won or not...

Finally we finish with some riding in Les Deux Alpes, not a place that's familiar to most, but with tracks like these it sure should be.

Director: Chris Seager
Producer: Aspect Media
Athletes: Brendan Fairclough

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dylan Sherrard

 

Two posts in a row for this guy. Heads up Silvia uses some really cool new effects in this video: Silvia - Peaks with Dylan Sherrard
This video was more of a stop motion learning experience for me. It was tricky at first but i'm always finding ways to make them smoother and higher quality with each one I finish. Expect to see more of this style from me in the future. Enjoy!

Thanks for watching,
Karl Heldt

Love at first sight



This is a pretty great short ad for the new Kona Precept.

 Dylan Shredhard and From Kona Bicycles, longtime creators of passionately forged two-wheeled emotion, comes one of the most inspirational webisodes of the year. This is what a couple's ride should be. A brand new, super affordable, great riding bike, covered in a dash of love. New love actually. Dylan Sherrard shines in his acting debut, striking a performance so convincing, so real, you actually see him falling head over heals.

bigquotesOne of the best feel good webisodes of the year...try and hold back the tears, we dare you. - Plentyofcyclists.com

bigquotesDylan Sherrard's performance is commanding. If he didn't actually fall in love, I'd be shocked. - Sally Feldman, Hook Up Today

bigquotesWe didn't want it to be so cheesy, but when the bees starting buzzing and the baby frogs go leaping, it's virtually impossible to stop the fromage waterfall from overflowing. - Jay Trusler, Director of Photography for Love at First Sight.


Check out Dylan and Diana get all puppy-eyed on Kona’s new entry-level 27.5 dual suspension Trail bikes, the 2014 Precept and Precept DL.
 This is the entry-level version of our new Process Platform, with great standover, 27.5-inch wheels, plush rear suspension and capable geometry that makes both models, the Precept and Precept DL, very easy to fall in love with. All at a price that will leave you wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Chatel France



Chatel France is clearly not Whistler.  It's a good thing no one was seriously hurt in this. A high speed launcher directly into fade away left corner with no markings. I could imagine doing the same thing. reminds me of a ride I had on Eagle one time.....

The dude in the black already in the field at the beginning wasn't even riding with the crew of dudes filming. Yikes! Time to go back to trail design school.

Van Life 2



This edit is really well put together. Lots of style in this short film about Kona Rider Ryan Gardner on his Satori.

Ryan Gardner is a Kona Supergrass rider who travels around the United States in his van to race his mountain bike professionally. This video features Knapps Castle trail in the backcountry of Santa Barbara, California.
To make this video we used Magic Lantern software installed on Canon 5D iii cameras to shoot RAW video. This allowed us to gain more dynamic range and make each shot incredibility sharp. We also used a Red EPIC for the slow motion shots and a GoPro 3 for the octocopter and POV shots.
maxwellfrank.com
tonymacphotovideo.com

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mike Aitken



Dude needs a spellchecker, but its still a good edit about the legend that is Mike Aitken. Waear yourr hellmets kidz!
After Edwin Delarosa, The Diggest is proud to present his second documentary about : M I K E A I T K E N.
From his riding to his brain injury recovery, everything shows that he was a true model of strength, willpower and style. Discover a video portrait that pays tribute to one of the most stylish and influential rider of his generation.
See more pictures, words and behind the scene here :
thediggest.com/perspective002/aitken/index.html

Samwiches


Mark Balcita




This edit was filmed at Port Kells Park/Lucky trails. Dirtwest guided the machine during the rebuild there earlier in the year, as you can see its running real smooth these days This guy pins it down some trails in Squampton at the end. Nice edit

Went to go hang out with Mark for a few days. We shot at Lucky and Squamish but unfortunately had to cut filming due to a crash. Shot by John Stockburger. Music: The Strokes - Machu Picchu

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dudes of Hazzard



These guys videos are usually good for a laugh. This time its also cram-packed with singing talent!

Leogang DirtTV




DirtTV interviews all the top riders in this recap of the fianl round

Friday, September 20, 2013

Leogang helmet cam action



This is a must watch. Ratboy throws down sooo much style on the wet Leogang track. Race sunday on Redbull.tv 6am ish

Steve Peat follows Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland down a wet and wild Leogang, at the final round of the UCI World Cup!!

Leogang


DirtTV brings us another track walk for the last race in the 2013 UCI World Cup. Riders talk about the nature of the course including several springs the bike park style track is built on. It should be exciting to watch just how the conditions affect the riders and who will take this year's overall title.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Adam Brayton



I'm really glad this edit has no music, You can listen to his tires grab, when he brakes and his buzzing hubs as he flies down Schladming. Wicked.
#IamGas2Flat aka Adam Brayton takes you on a wild ride down the ex-World Cup course at Schladming, Austria. He lets his Hope Factory Specialized Demo 8 take care of some serious blasting and berm-busting business.

Monday, September 16, 2013

SORCE twoonie race #4


The fourth race in the SORCE/Shed Bike Club twoonie race series went down on Sunday with a grewat turn out on the foggy cool day at the South Surrey bike park. Here are some photos

Race results HERE

Friday, September 13, 2013

Scooterin



Those scooters with bike rack things are great! Turns out there is also some riding in this video after the long BC transit bus repair segment.