Long time user Aaron LaRocque who has been a staple of Pinkbike's video section ever since its inception 5 years ago has been pumping out incredible footage which has been stoking out the biking community, making us all want to ride. I was curious to see how many VODs he has gotten, turns out he got his 50th this year! So huge shout out to Larock!
I also calculated that his videos have eclipsed 5,200,000 views
in total which is the most on Pinkbike. I went through his archive and pulled out 10 videos to showcase and get people re-watching. Enjoy!
Aaron's first VOD and Pinkbike's 6th VOD ever, Sin City. Back in October of 2007.
2008, Aaron catching up with some 12 year old grom by the name of Anthony Messere. Wonder what he's up to these days?
Commercial work started piling on for Aaron and this video made for Race Face and Rocky Mountain Bikes has still got to be the best All-Mountain riding video made.
At the beginning of 2009, Aaron emailed me saying he wanted to make a movie, wanted to do something to feature BC's up and coming talent and release it to the world free. The final product was "What's Next", which garnered massive viewership and a helluva premiere party!
Aaron's signature lighting in his videos are highlighted in this video featuring long time bike model and Aaron's admitted man crush, Strahan Loken.
Vancouver Island is home to Aaron and he captures the somber mood and gloomy fog, making this look like something out of a horror flick.
The biking videographer lifestyle isn't just about pointing a camera and hours editing. Here are 8 days spent camping and digging in the trenches to make the lines for this epic.
When Trek Bikes wanted to announce the Carbon Session 9.9 to the world, they tapped Larock to make them a video which would highlight Aaron Gwin's killer season.
Three days before this past Halloween, Aaron said he had an idea for a video and to 'save the October 31 VOD spot, I've got a banger!'. In a couple days he pumped out this.
and probably as good of a piece of cinematography as you'll see.
Huge thanks boss from all of Pinkbike! Here's to 50 more and a happy 25th Birthday coming up here!