For those of you who know anything about sledding, Brett Turcotte will not be a foreign name. Brett has been a figure head in the sport for many years, and has some impressive titles to show for it such as multiple movie segments, being a 5 time X Games competitor, an X Games silver medalist, and winning the Canadian snow cross championship. On top of all this Brett is also a multi sport athlete, and is a very capable motocross rider, as well as mountain biker.
With so many sports and responsibilities it can be hard to attend to all of them. When Lone Wolf Productions first contacted Brett about shooting he had not been on a mountain bike in over a year. However, we knew that his athletic ability would shine through and with a considerable amount of freedom and faith given to us by Giro we decided to make a section that would take us through his 2013 comeback season.
Brett had always ridden a hard tail and was primarily a dirt jump rider. I suppose it should have been no surprise that when I lent out my downhill bike to Brett he would obviously be very comfortable on it. His experience on big machines with lots of travel made throwing a downhill bike around very easy, and within one day he was drifting corners and charging steep lines like he had been riding downhill bikes for years. It was clear that Brett's season was about to take an unexpected turn.
Brett quickly sought out a full suspension bike and in the mean time borrowed any bike he could get his hands on. His focus on dirt jumps quickly faded as he began to hone his skills on a downhill bike. By the end of the season it was clear that Brett's style had evolved to create a more well rounded rider. For Brett and us at Lone Wolf Productions it was an amazing season and a great adventure. We left Brett at the end of his mountain bike season and the beginning of his sled season, but we hope to see more of Brett in 2014, keep it pinned!
Thank you to Bruno Long for all photos provided. Check out more of his work at www.brunolong.com