Sterling Lorence - Nepal Slideshow

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OCTOBER 2011
It was a mountain bike journey alongside Anthill Films and riders Andrew Shandro and Rene Wildhaber into the Himalaya of Nepal, for the new film 'Strength In Numbers'. We were there to discover the riding potential that this country had, but even more so to explore and discover how the sport of mountain biking has found a home and passion amongst the locals. It is a fascinating experience to travel across the globe into the most remote villages and stumble onto a local core mountain bike culture that is newly, passionately, entrenched in riding mountain bikes in their home range - the Himalaya. This is the collection of photos that I gathered while amongst these new friends. We set out to discover how our sport of mountain biking is developing in Nepal. A trip like this does not happen without endless support and hospitality from the locals, so a mandatory shout-out to all those that pointed in the right direction, showing us the time of our lives:

Mads Mathiasen at Himalayan Trails, Nirakar Yakthumba, Upendra Rana and family, Thagendra and Tenzing Gurung, Shayam Shrestha, Mandil Pradhan, Suresh Raj Shakya, Ganga and Jamuna Thapa, Jitendra Chaudhari, Vincent Shrestha, Purnaman Nakarmi, ridenepal.com and all that I missed....NAMESTE!

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39 Comments

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 Amazing photos Sterling. Your photos have always inspired me, and most importantly never fail to get me stoked on hitting the trails. Cheers!
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 I was in Nepal about 13 years ago before I had a bike, so was walking this type of trail. Sterling's beautiful photos have brought a lump to my throat. Nepal is truly an incredibly beautiful place. Its landscape and people etch themselves into your soul. A country I will never forget and one I crave to return to. This time with the bike though. That riding looks epic! And wha'ts the soundtrack? Really like it.
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 Epic photos! Some are among Sterling's best I dare say. I've been waiting for my copy of Strength in Numbers to arrive and this has got me even more stoked about seeing the film.
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 So beautiful. The further you get away from civilization, the nicer things are. Says a lot about humanity...
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 It was a pleasure having you folks over here! Thank you for showcasing the beauty of our land to the rest of the world! Smile
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 love it! Your Pictures really show the culture and the people who live there.
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 That was amazing. Almost everything about Nepals trails are brilliant. They are in an amazing location and look really fun to ride. Brilliant trip and lovely photos. Well done.
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 Incredible! Stunning and masterful. Even the music choice was MORE than appropriate for this slideshow. Very well done again! Smile
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 That looked like the trip of a lifetime. What song was that?
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 Other Lives - Dust Bowl III. Check out their album; Tamer Animals, amazing!
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 Thanks! They awesome.
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 They are Awesome Smile
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 What an amazing place, hopefully riding spots will continue to develop, and the whole riding community too. I'd take that over whistler any day.
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 never heard of your photography before and that slide show made me wonder why. amazing photography well done!
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 Great photos, building jumps out of bags of dirt is actually a brilliant idea.
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 stunning pictorial journey there- Makes me want to pack up and head there asap
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 Absolutely amazing ! I love the fact that the riding isn't center stage in this essay, and shows..people, life.
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 That was by far the most incredible slideshow I have ever seen. What a great story and place.
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 Epic, that was hella amazing. Beautiful photography and depiction of the Nepal.
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 thanks a lot to anthil films.
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 Truly amazing. Inspiring!
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 what an amazing place. I bet you had an unbelievable time!~
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 WOW!!!!! What amazing pictures.
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 How about a proper slideshow app PB?
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 The girl on her phone in that field, great shot.
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 I will be in Nepal in September \m/
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 Those photos go far beyond anything I am capable of commenting.
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 I really enjoyed that, Sterling. The music was a good fit, too.
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 Photos are very cool, good ligtning and wonderfull composition!!!
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 One word. EPIC!!!
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 does anybody know the sountrack it was amazing!!!!!!!
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 photo's can say so much..... great journey.
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 this is so amazing ! love it !
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 amazings photos!
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