Every time I shoot with the kid it’s like pulling teeth, Sam (Tom van Steenbergen's puppy) has a longer attention span than Noah. A shot that should take five minutes takes twenty. One minute he’s ready to drop in, the next he’s thirty feet into the bushes, throwing rocks at a dead tree. I’ve abandoned him in the middle of the forest countless times. “My tires are too low,” “I'm Thirsty,” “I'm cold,” there’s always an excuse or a new “plan” he's come up with. Despite all of this, the kid is a riot, he’s absolutely hilarious and man can he shred a bike.
Noah has been one of my close friends for years and if you have ridden with him or been around him you know he gives off a pretty awesome vibe. Although sometimes it is frustrating shooting, riding, and just being around him in general he certainly looks at the sport in a different way than most of the athletes. He realizes its not about being the fastest, winning the most contests, or making the dopest edits, he rides his bike because its fun and sometimes I think that’s forgotten.
With the amount of amazing new edits dropping daily it's pretty discouraging and sometimes un-motivating to get out there and shoot, I’ve started to follow Noah’s philosophy and realized its not about making the best edits but it's about having fun creating them. We decided to head up to our local bike park (Silver Star) on a rainy day and get a few clips. Had a lot of fun shooting it. Hope you enjoy and we apologize for the lack of mini flips!
Photos, Video, and Write up: Caton Garvie (PR)skyride.ca