There are a lot of motion capture riding segments out there. Like a lot a lot. Mostly it dudes on bikes either working really hard at riding their bikes or putting it all on the line for something completely out of the average riders range. Impressive as some of these edits maybe their formulaic approach coupled with the shear amount of them makes for an experience that is ultimately forgettable.
Enter humor. Kirt Voreis has been infusing VTT with levity and slapstick for as long as I have been reading magazines and in this edit he roped two other Bend, OR super shredders Jamie Goldman and Carson Storch into an hilarious self-discovery cum adventure short that really takes you somewhere. That somewhere is the MTB Mecca, a little place called Whistler. Do it, watch the thing.
The Misery of the Hardcore 24
Photos and words by Dan Chabanov
It’s rare that I get a boring text from Dan Timmerman. When he asked me if I would be interested in a 24 hour mountain bike race I figured he was mostly joking and not really expecting me to be interested in that sort of thing. He later admitted this to be true. Although I have to admit that Dan’s assessment of my level of interest was probably correct normally. I guess he just caught me on a weird day and so we started working out the details…
People dug Kris’ explanation of his Huntsman cross, so I thought I’d share this as well. I know a lot of you have been interested in getting your first MTB, solely based on all the emails I receive asking for my opinions on the market’s offerings.
I’m not trying to tell you to go custom for your first MTB, because that doesn’t make sense at all, but you should head over to 44 Bikes and read Kris’ thoughts on why he rides what…
And yes, ride as many mountain bikes as you can – demo days, shop rentals, friend’s, etc – before you dive in head-first to a new rig!
The 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Words and photos by Chris Lee
I’m not gonna lie, I’m not very well versed or informed about the mountain bike racing circuit. But I do know about the MTB World Cup and when the announcement that it was going to be making a stop in Windham again, I knew I had to make the trip up…
This looks great! Here’s the back-story from CX Hairs:
“It’s not really a documentary, not really a short film, but somewhere in between. Here’s a video I produced covering the Hilly Billy Roubaix, a 72 mile race that takes place on some of the nastiest roads in West Virginia. Started in 2010, the Hilly Billy Roubaix is a classic. Part of the Ultra Cross series, the Hilly Billy is a tough mud, dirt, grass, gravel, road race with a ton of climbing. Sounds fun, right?”
I’m on the road and won’t have access to WiFi over the next few days – or at least I don’t think – but I really want to post about this. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has a brand new website and it’s really worth checking out.
So good dude!
UNREAL! The speed here is just unreal. There is no substitute for full-on-blasting and Josh Bryceland does just that, take a helmet top seat for Josh’s race run from last weekends race in Mont Saint Anne. Up at the first split Josh would eventually end up in second place. What is amazing is how smooth and effortless this entire run is, there are almost no impacts, stalls, or hard hits. This is so hard to believe onces you have taken a look at the track from other vantage points. Its as if they created the course by shelling a swath of land with mortar fire and then taped off a thin section of it down the side of the mountain. Impressive.
There is no denying it, Steve Peat is rad. He has been racing at the top of the sport and along the way he has helped along countless juniors, continue to shows up to support his local scene, and can still party.
This video needs very little explanation, but here ya go!
“Troy Brosnan walked away from the last round of the UCI World Cup Downhill as the new Overall leader going into the recent month long break. He has spent that last month having nothing but fun on his bike. Exploring new terrain, challenging himself to new environments and conditions, pushing harder than ever…all in the sprit of fun. As Troy enters the next round of the World Cup this weekend in Mont Saint Anne, he will do so for the first time with all eyes on him – as the leader, not a follower. A leader who has been out having nothing but fun doing what he loves on two wheels. But fun can’t make you faster.”
Black on black is just fine with me, especially from such a killer product like the Fox FLOAT forks. Head on over to Fox for all the details and damn, that black 32 Float 29 looks sick.